SMARTStart Pasco | Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

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Available Business Grants

Santander Business Growth Scholarship Application / Solicitud de Beca Santander Business Growth   

The purpose of this scholarship, funded by a grant from the Santander Consumer USA Foundation, Inc., is to support the local entrepreneur ecosystem specifically as it relates to women, veteran, minority-owned businesses headquartered in Pasco County, Florida through a scholarship opportunity of up to $3,600 per recipient. Each applicant Is only eligible to receive one Santander Business Growth Scholarship. Scholarships must be used to support a SMARTstart program, including business incubator membership, CO.STARTERS, and Entrepreneur Roundtables.

NSF America's Seed Fund

The National Science Foundation, through its America’s Seed Fund (also known as the NSF SBIR/STTR program), offers startups up to $2 million in non-equity seed funding. The capital is intended for high-tech startups to fund early research-and-development work.

Deadline: Rolling

Black Girl Ventures

Black Girl Ventures, a group that provides funding to Black women startup founders, hosts a pitch competition that includes a $10,000 grant for the first-place winner, $6,000 for second place and $2,000 for third. Startups must have least one year in business, generate revenue and are majority owned by Black or Brown women. 

Deadline: Nov. 10

Patagonia Corporate Grant Program

Patagonia’s corporate grant program offers $10,000 to $20,000 to nonprofit startups that have a mission to protect the environment.

Deadline: Rolling

WomensNet’s Grants

WomensNet offers several grants to small businesses, including its monthly $10,000 Amber Grant. It also offers a quarterly Startup Grant to businesses in the earliest stages with less than $10,000 in revenue.

Deadline: Amber grants open monthly. Startup grants are quarterly

National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grant

NASE members are eligible for a $4,000 grant to help grow their small business. The grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs, NASE says. 

Deadline: Rolling (monthly)

Annual grants to have on your radar

Venmo Small Business Grant

Online payment firm Venmo offers an annual Venmo Small Business Grant, where startups can receive $10,000. Winners also get professional consulting services and promotion on the Venmo and PayPal websites and social profiles.

LegalZoom's Fast Break for Small Business

LegalZoom, in partnership with the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League, provides grants to startups through its Fast Break for Small Business initiative. It provides companies with $10,000 grants and up to $500 worth of LegalZoom products and services.

Amazon Business Small Business Grants

Amazon offers grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 to small businesses that have an Amazon Business account and $1 million or less in annual revenue. The annual grant programs awards prizes to 15 companies a year.

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx has been running its small business grant contest since 2012, where startups can win $30,000. It's open to companies with fewer than 99 employees that have a shipping need for their business.

Incfile Fresh Start Business Grant

The Incfile Fresh Startup Business Grant provides entrepreneurs $2,500 to put toward startup costs. Winners also receive free formation services from Incfile.

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Upcoming Events...

December 6, 2023
Entrepreneur Education Series - Mastering Cash Flow Management
Date & Time:  Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)Location:  West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREESpeaker: Ruth McGuire,...
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December 12, 2023
East Pasco Entrepreneur Roundtable
Facilitator:  SCORE MentorDate: Tuesday, December 12, 2023Time:  3:00 pm-4:00 pmLocation:  SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables bring...
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December 13, 2023
Entrepreneur Education Series - Security in the Workspace
Date & Time:  Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)Location: SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREESpeaker: Thomas Giella,...
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