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Bumble Bizz launches APAC-wide pitch competition for women-led businesses
16 September, 2019 - 27 September, 2019
Bumble, the woman-first social networking app that empowers women to make the first move in dating, friendship and professional networking, has launched its first Bumble Bizz pitch competition across the Asia Pacific region. The competition will award women-led business across the region $5,000 USD grants to help them establish their companies.
The competition will run in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore, the six APAC markets in which Bumble currently operates, with one winner chosen from each country.
“In awarding the grants, we’ll be looking for businesses that have a clear mission and aim to solve a real -world problem. We’ll be asking applicants to show why their business exists, how it is currently funded, and how the grant will support further growth. For us at Bumble, this is about providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and opening up more pathways to success for them, while also encouraging them to make the first move with their business ventures,” said Bumble APAC Marketing Director, Michelle Battersby.
The grant recipients will be flown to Sydney to participate in the inaugural APAC Bumble Bizz Summit, featuring some of the world’s most inspiring women including Lindsay Jang (founder of MISSBISH and Yardbird, Hong Kong).
The inaugural APAC Bumble Bizz Summit will take place on Thursday 10 October and will be free to attend for Bumble users. Speakers include Elle Ferguson (founder of the Elle Effect tanning range, Australia), Lana Wilkinson (celebrity stylist, Australia), Liv Lo Golding (TV presenter and founder of Fitsphere, Singapore), Maggie Marilyn (fashion designer, New Zealand), Malini Agarwal (founder of MissMalini Entertainment), Martine Ho (founder of Sunnies, Philippines), and Roxy Jacenko (founder and director of Sweaty Betty PR and Ministry of Talent, Australia).
Applications for the Bumble Bizz pitch competition will open at 9am AEST on Monday 16 September 2019, and close at 12pm AEST on Friday 27 September 2019.
Go to bumble.com to learn more.