SheEO’s Newest Ventures Working on the World’s To-Do List

 In Designated Fund, grantmaking, philanthropy

By Savannah Lira, Program Officer


SheEO has announced their newest cohort of US Ventures!

Founded in Canada by serial entrepreneur Vicki Saunders in 2014, SheEO has created a new model to support female entrepreneurs. Under the program, up to 1,000 women (called “activators”) each contribute $1,100. The money is pooled into a fund and loaned out, interest-free, to local, women-led ventures with a social good mission.  Funds are then paid back over five years, and reinvested over and over again.

PVF has been SheEO’s designated fund partner since they expanded into the U.S. in 2016.

Meet the fifth round of SheEO Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List, one problem at a time:

  • 100K Incubator, Founded by Arielle Loren Palmer: The first business funding app for women in Apple and Google’s app stores.
  • Brown Toy Box, Founded by Terri-Nichelle Bradley: A children’s educational products company that centers and celebrates Black children to expand ideas of possibilities for their lives.
  • COI Energy​, Founded by SaLisa Barrien: An energy management platform that detects, prevents and eliminates energy waste in buildings to improve efficiency and provide marginalized communities with equitable access to clean energy solutions.
  • Courtroom5, Debra Slone, PhD and Sonja Ebron, PhD: An automated legal toolbox for people in court without a lawyer.
  • Mākhers Studio, Founded by Wanona Satcher: A green manufacturing and design-build firm that specializes in unique modular shipping container real estate.

We are proud to invest in these women-led and owned ventures with big social impact.

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