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Opportunities of the Week
The Global Change Award

The Global Change Award is one of the world’s leading challenges for early stage innovation, and the largest initiative of its kind in the fashion industry. It was initiated to accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, to protect the planet and our living conditions. 

They are looking for early-stage innovations that present new circular approaches with the goal to reinvent the fashion industry. This means changing the way garments are currently designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by adding disruptive technology, processes, or new business models.

The winners share a 1 million Euro grant and receive access to a one-year Innovation Accelerator Program provided by the H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

You can apply here. Applications are due October 17th. 
Techstars Anywhere Accelerator

Techstars Anywhere is a virtual accelerator with several in-person meetings for founders who are unable to relocate to a new city for an accelerator program.

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network. Founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.

You can apply here. Applications are due October 14th. 
Global Giving Accelerator
The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into an Accelerator campaign where you’ll raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.

You can apply here. Applications are due October 15th. Non-profits only. 
Insider Webinar Series
Finding your next customer…over and over again
Join us next Tuesday, October 16th at 4:00 PM EST as Harold Hughes, Founder & CEO of Bandwagon, discusses what steps to take in order to find your #1 customer.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to:  
1) Create a target customer persona
2) Identify the problem that your product or service solves for the target customer
3) Acquire customers that fit the target customer description

Check out the schedule below and click here to sign up for this, and future sessions in our Insider Series!
Maximizing Your Membership
At Founders of Color, it is critically important for us that you receive real value from your membership. And a major benefit that we promote is online learning because the reality of it is, if you're not learning, you're not growing. 

So to ensure you understand how your membership works, we put together a quick tutorial walking you through the membership portal. Silver and Gold Premium Members are able to access more than a dozen high quality webinars from our Insider Series, while Basic Level members can use the portal to sign up for future webinars. 

Activate your membership TODAY!
Featured Event
When: October 18
Where: Los Angeles, CA

Join TechCrunch & UCLA's The Anderson Venture Accelerator for a day of all things Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The event will feature premier thought leaders in these fields, groundbreaking startups, and plenty of networking opportunities for attendees. In addition to awesome stage content, there will also be several in-depth workshops to attend on a variety of topics!

Click here for details. 
Don't forget...

We're on Slack! We add new members every week. Click here to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs today!

Our database contains high-caliber businesses from all over the country headed by founders who are driven and focused on reaching their goals. 

If you'd like to be considered for the database, please fill out this application. New businesses are added to our database on the last week of every month! 

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