AccelerateHERdc Application
We’re so excited that you’ve decided to apply! AccelerateHERdc is a competition intended to identify and celebrate the very best emerging, lady-driven, sustainability minded food business in our region.

Please submit your answers to the questions below by March 31, 2018. Our first round of judging will occur on Sunday, April 8, 2018. You will receive an email by Tuesday, April 10, letting you know whether you have made it to the final round of judging. Finalists will be invited to participate in a live pitch competition at noon on Sunday, April 22, at Glen’s Garden Market Dupont.

At stake are: (1) a $10,000 no-strings investment in your company from Glen’s Garden Market Founder, Danielle Vogel, (2) a year-long professional mentorship with Danielle, Glen’s Marketing Director Shana Muhammad and Glen’s Head Grocery Buyer, Merrill Dagg; (3) one hour per month of Human Resources and strategic planning consulting with Melissa Jones; and (4) sponsored entry to the Good Food Mercantile in Brooklyn in July. Thanks for taking the time to apply -- we look forward to reviewing your application!

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Eligibility requirements
•You must be a majority woman-owned business.
•You must be growing or producing food within the states of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (DC, MD, VA, WV, DE, PA, NY).
•You must have been in business between one and five years, and have developed a product or product line that is either retail-ready or already on retail shelves.
Judging criteria
•Deliciousness and mindfulness of product;
•Vision and viability of concept;
•Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and scalability.
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