Apply to the Shiffon Start-up Competition 2017 ($5,000 Prizes and Mentorship for Winners)

Apply to the Shiffon Start-up Competition 2017 ($5,000 Prizes and Mentorship for Winners)

Deadline: January 18, 2017

Send your application for the Shiffon Start-up Competition 2017. To overcome the challenges women face, Shiffon has launched a startup competition where five entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to kickstart initiatives in their respective countries. The competition is open to budding entrepreneurs passionate about launching enterprises that are driven to empower women and provide employment opportunities.

Shiffon was launched by two Harvard University students determined to foster a world where women and girls from around the world are empowered to pursue boundless opportunities. Made with ethically-sourced material, 50% of Shiffon’s proceeds go towards women empowerment; social good is woven into every aspect of the business. Shiffon actively collaborates with partners including United Nations Women and the Startup Girl foundation.


  • Shiffon is offering five $5,000 prizes and mentorship from leading fashion and tech companies and consultancies to successful applicants. They understand that mentorship in addition to capital is crucial for the success of young businesses.


  • Open to those who are in the ideation/early stages of a social venture, or are launching a new subsidiary or offshoot of an existing social enterprise;
  • Submissions are not only limited to women; men with initiatives whose purpose is to support women’s empowerment are welcome to apply.

Application Process

Begin application here.

For more information, visit Shiffon Start-up Competition.