C200’s CHAMPION Program was created to support women entrepreneurs.
You probably know entrepreneurs play a vital role in our economy, contributing billions of dollars to the economy every year and employing millions of people. But did you know huge gaps exist between the growth and revenues of businesses owned by men and those owned by women? Only 1.7% of women-owned businesses have revenues over $1M, and 88% are below $100K. Further disparities exist when comparing white women-owned businesses and those owned by women of color. If the average revenue of WOC owned businesses matched that of white women-owned businesses, four million new jobs could be created and an additional $981B in revenue could be added to the economy.
Through research and the shared real-life experiences of our entrepreneurial members, we at C200 know that women entrepreneurs could greatly benefit from access to a peer network and mentors, educational opportunities to enhance their business acumen, and access to funding.
Applications for C200’s CHAMPION Program are open! Review the criteria and click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application through Babson College’s WIN Lab Global system.
Criteria for C200’s CHAMPION Program
To apply for C200’s CHAMPION Program, interested women-business owners must:
- Have revenues between $250K-$1M
- Have been in business for a minimum of 3 years
- Have at least 51% ownership of their business
Our goal for the first cohort is to identify 15 women of color entrepreneurs to participate in the program.
Applications are open now through November 22.
C200 Members, we need your help!
C200’s CHAMPION Program needs C200 members to volunteer as coaches, mastermind experts, and advisory board members to help these women entrepreneurs thrive in this program and in business.
Click on the volunteer categories to see their descriptions and then click on the VOLUNTEER button below to submit an interest form. Thank you!
Co-facilitate an assigned group of entrepreneurs who align with your industry and expertise. Working with a co-facilitator, you will provide technical expertise and feedback, while also guiding a peer-to-peer coaching process.
Serve as a role model by supporting the entrepreneurs through their ideation process, providing them the tools and skills necessary to pivot and scale their businesses. Coaches serve as a sounding board, providing guidance and
Offer advice and support to the entrepreneur throughout the 9-months following the Babson curriculum. Guidance may be needed on a range of topics including financial guidance, operational support, professional development, team management, etc.
Donate Now — so more women of color entrepreneurs have equal access to opportunity.
The first-year of C200’s CHAMPION Program is 100% funded by C200 and the total cost of the program equals over $30K per participant. Your donation helps ensure we can continue this program for years to come and grow the program to include even more women entrepreneurs in future cohorts. Click the button below to donate.
Is your company interested in sponsoring C200’s CHAMPION Program? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.