Apply for the The BGV | TikTok Innovate Together Grant Program (Up to $10,000 award)

The BGV | TikTok Innovate Together Grant Program represents a joint venture between Black Girl Ventures and TikTok, serving as a transformative initiative with the primary aim of empowering small business owners/entrepreneurs and content creators on their path to success. The initiative will offer financial assistance to enable businesses to collaborate with creators who have the ability to produce engaging content that resonates with their target audience. The program seeks to redefine success by promoting innovative partnerships, expanding brand reach, and establishing enduring legacies.

Applications open: January 30, 2024

Application close: February 29, 2024, 11:59pm

Who should participate:

Entrepreneurs/Founders/Small Business Owners looking for funding for creative services to grow their business (e.g. branding, influencer marketing, web development, logo design, video editing, etc).
Creators interested in collaborating with small businesses should encourage those businesses to apply for a chance to collaborate.

Must be 18 years or older.
Must have an active TikTok account.
Must be able to complete the project within 3 months of receiving the grant (reporting required).
Must be able to attend an in-person business development training on March 22-24 (flight and accommodation expenses will be covered).
Award Levels:

Enterprise Award – $10,000
Innovation Award – $5,000
Community Award – $2,500
Goals and Objectives:

Empowerment through Collaboration
Goal: Foster collaboration between innovative business leaders and influential content creators by empowering entrepreneurs to partner with talented creators for creative services that enhance storytelling and genuine connection.

Financial Support for Creativity:
Goal: Offer financial support to small businesses and creators by allocating a $50,000 grant pool to support innovative partnerships.

Assisting Small Businesses in Scaling and Expanding:
Objective: Aid small businesses in their growth and expansion by utilizing innovative marketing strategies and collaborating with influencers to broaden their reach and influence.

Embracing a Range of Creative Ventures:
Objective: Foster growth in various business sectors by promoting applications from diverse industries, such as culinary ventures, fashion startups, and technological marvels.

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