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Gusto • IFundWomen 2021 Jumpstart Grant Program

Gusto and IFundWomen have teamed up to support four (4) early-stage women-owned small businesses, each with a $2,500 grant to help them jumpstart a year of growth in 2021.  In addition, all qualified applicants will receive three (3) months of free Gusto payroll services. Terms apply. 


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Gusto is the leading payroll and benefits platform helping small businesses take care of their hardworking teams, and they are committed to providing meaningful solutions to SMB owners throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. That’s why Gusto and IFundWomen have teamed up to put capital into the hands of early-stage women-led businesses that will help them level up in 2021.

program criteria

In order to qualify for this grant opportunity, you must meet the following criteria:
• Business must be located in the U.S.
• Must have been in business for at least one (1) year
• Must have at least one (1) full-time employee
• Must be a revenue-generating business with at least $25K in annual revenue
• Must demonstrate potential for growth in 2021

Meet the recipients

Congratulations to the four early-stage women-owned businesses that were selected to receive a $2,500 grant to help start a year of growth off on the right foot!


Evangeline Elder
Founder of Women Sound Off

WOMEN SOUND OFF (WSO) is an Oakland-based intersectional platform dedicated to the professional & personal advancement of creative women & BIPOC communities.

Angela McTair
Founder of Harlem Zen

Harlem Zen is a boutique medspa franchise with a global aim to provide access to safe and effective esthetic treatments for people of all skin tones.

Nikisha Bailey
Founder of Win Win Coffee Bar

Win Win is Philly's first black women-led coffee importer + roaster providing sustainability and job growth within the local community.

Lynnette Astaire
Founder of Superfood School

Superfood School helps people of all diets to get more plants on their plates through products and programming. 

Get set up for success in 2021

Through this program, qualified applicants will have access to three (3) months of free payroll services from Gusto, the leading payroll and benefits platform.*

Whether you are a solo founder or managing a growing team,  Gusto makes it easy to onboard, pay, and insure everyone who you’ve trusted to help bring your vision to life.

*Terms apply

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