GEN Partners with FedEx and Hello Alice to Launch Fund for Military Entrepreneurs and Those With Disabilities

Applications for the fund, which supports military-connected entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs with disabilities, are open until October 7.
29 Aug 2022

Applications are now open for the FedEx ® Entrepreneur Fund, a collaboration between the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Hello Alice and FedEx. The new fund is one of a number of grant programs undertaken by GEN to provide direct support to entrepreneurs. The fund will provide $10,000 grants to 30 small businesses owned by military-connected entrepreneurs and people with disabilities in the United States.

To be eligible, small businesses must be:

  • Majority (51%+) owned and operated by entrepreneur(s) with disabilities OR
  • Majority (51%+) owned and operated by military-connected entrepreneur(s) — includes military family members, military spouses, active duty, or veterans

Other eligibility criteria includes:

  • Maximum of twenty-five (25) employees
  • Annual gross revenues in 2021 of less than $7 million
  • Demonstrated need for funding to support business and serve customers

Grant recipients will be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 unrestricted grant after completion of a post-grant report.

For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the terms and conditions.

Applications close on October 7, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET. Apply here

Kathryn Forrest

Manager for Communications | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Kathryn is the Manager for Communications at the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), where she is responsible for telling and amplifying its … More