WWD and Unilever Prestige have launched a new grant initiative, Project Connect, designed to support and uplift the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders at the forefront of the movement to humanize technology for the future marketplace.
As COVID-19 triggered unwanted social isolation, this program is looking for innovators whose product or service can create connection by bridging the gap between people and product via technology. The ideal grant applicant, will find technological solutions that allow for more meaningful social interaction, support new ways of exchanging goods and services or simply help enhance people lives during this time.
- one-on-one mentorship with Unilever Prestige to further propel their business and access Unilever Prestige resources to scale and move business to the next level (aprx. value: $5,000 USD) (Unilever Prestige prize element);
- A grant from Unilever Prestige in the sum of $15,000 to be used to scale and support your business. (aprx. value: $15,000 USD) (Unilever Prestige prize element)
- A profile feature in the WWD Digital Daily E-Reader and on WWD.com, highlighting the Project Connect Winner, their business model and their brand. The feature will include an interview, photos from the winner and call to action on where readers can view Winner’s products. (approx. value: $5,000 USD) (WWD prize element)
Contest is open to individual legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia, but excluding the U.S. territories and possessions) who are age eighteen (18) years (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/providences where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) or older at time of entry. Officers, directors and employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of the Sponsors, their respective affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate. All federal, state, provincial and local rules and regulations apply. Limit one (1) entry per person/business.