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Making An Impact One Woman At A Time

HerGreen  Startup Incubator

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The GWC Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Green Impact Fund, a pivotal initiative aimed at accelerating our commitment to sustainability and community well-being. With a fundraising goal of $1,000,000, the fund is dedicated to two core objectives: supporting the groundbreaking GWC Green Tech Incubator and assisting elderly residents in transitioning to energy-efficient LED lighting.

The Green Impact Fund is more than just a financial resource; it's a catalyst for change. By backing the GWC HerGreen Startup Incubator, the fund empowers women entrepreneurs to lead the charge in green technology, fostering innovation that can reshape our environmental landscape. These startups are not only creating sustainable solutions but are also driving economic growth and job creation in the green tech sector.

Equally important is the fund's commitment to helping elderly residents switch to LED lighting. This initiative not only reduces energy consumption and lowers utility bills for those on fixed incomes but also contributes significantly to our collective effort to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.

In essence, the Green Impact Fund embodies the GWC Foundation's mission to create a more sustainable and equitable future. Through strategic investment in both technology and community, the fund is poised to make a lasting impact on our environment, economy, and society.

The Gwinnett Women's Chamber HerGreen Startup Incubator is a pioneering initiative and the first of its kind in Georgia, dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs in the green tech industry. Our mission is to nurture and support female-led startups that are committed to driving sustainable innovation and environmental stewardship.

The GWC Foundation plays a crucial role in this endeavor by providing essential financial assistance to 35 promising green tech startups. We cover the startups' first year's rent at the state-of-the-art Atlanta Tech Park, ensuring they have a conducive environment to grow and thrive. Additionally, the foundation offers micro-grants ranging from $3,500 to $15,000, providing a vital financial boost to help these startups turn their visionary ideas into reality.

Recognizing the importance of holistic development, the GWC Foundation also invests in the future success of these entrepreneurs by covering the cost of one year of comprehensive mentoring. This includes guidance on mindset, business strategies, and financial management, equipping our cohort with the tools they need to succeed in the competitive green tech landscape.

The incubator's program is structured to maximize impact and learning, with each cohort lasting 16 weeks, followed by a year of mentoring and a one-year residency at Atlanta Tech Park. The first cohort is set to begin in January 2025, with the second cohort commencing in June 2025. Through this initiative, the Gwinnett Women's Chamber and GWC Foundation are committed to fostering a vibrant community of women leaders who are at the forefront of the green tech revolution, creating a sustainable future for all.

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