Empowering Girls Entrepreneurs: DOVE® Chocolate and Indiegogo Collaborate to Shut the Funding Hole


At Indiegogo, we all know that being an entrepreneur is a difficult journey, full of many obstacles and uncertainties. Sadly, the journey is even more durable for girls entrepreneurs, who face further boundaries and biases. Regardless of their accomplishments and progressive concepts, ladies entrepreneurs are much less more likely to obtain funding in comparison with their male counterparts, leading to a major monetary hole and limiting their potential for fulfillment.

That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with our buddies at DOVE® Chocolate, who’re fulfilling their promise to empower women-led companies. With their InstaGrants program, DOVE® Chocolate is offering a choose group of women-led companies with grant funding, promotional assist, and assets to deliver their enterprise concepts to life and take them to the subsequent degree.

We’re excited to share the winners of DOVE® Chocolate’s InstaGrants and amplify the launch of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns. By supporting their crowdfunding campaigns, you’re taking a step in direction of closing the funding hole and making a extra inclusive future for girls entrepreneurs in all places. 

Learn on to be taught extra about these inspiring entrepreneurs, their enterprise concepts, the affect they’re making of their communities, and how one can assist them by way of their crowdfunding campaigns. Plus, get impressed as they share their very own recommendation for fellow ladies entrepreneurs.


Durham, NC

BLEND OF SOUL is a cold-pressed juice firm that encourages more healthy existence with all pure, domestically sourced elements and sustainable merchandise. Their Indiegogo marketing campaign is exclusive as a result of not solely do they use contemporary, plant-based elements when curating their merchandise, however their elements are domestically sourced from Black farmers first. Traditionally, Black farmers have a legacy of inequities, corresponding to discriminatory federal lending practices and lack of entry to land. Gardner noticed this as a possibility to assist native Black farmers and in addition pour again into their neighborhood.

“Our greatest recommendation to ladies who need to begin their very own enterprise is the significance of constructing a neighborhood. Creating a really genuine model and telling a narrative actually captures your viewers past your merchandise. Your neighborhood doesn’t need to be “offered to”. Let your model communicate for itself. What are you keen about? What modifications would you wish to see in your neighborhood? Who’re you past the model?”

Assist her marketing campaign right here.


Albuquerque, NM

FAENA is a Spanish language studying online game that takes customers to precise language fluency by enjoying in a single immersive online game world. They’re constructing the way forward for language studying they usually need you to be a part of it! For these studying learn how to communicate Spanish, think about no extra grammar classes, no extra conjugation tables, no extra not understanding learn how to truly communicate regardless of years of studying Spanish. 

“Be sure that the one factor holding you again are your wants not being met or not with the ability to put meals on the desk for those that depend on you. Ignore another causes.”

Assist her marketing campaign right here.


Detroit, MI

Black Woman MATHgic Field is an award-winning subscription field to assist youngsters be taught and love math. Along with workshops and experiences, the field goals to assist youngsters, particularly younger ladies and Black kids, enhance their math confidence, lower their math anxiousness, give them the talents and confidence they want to reach class as we speak and society tomorrow.

“My greatest piece of recommendation for girls who need to begin their very own enterprise is, merely, to: START! It’s very simple to need to verify a field (or a number of packing containers) earlier than beginning your corporation. Perhaps you need to wait till your little one begins a brand new grade, otherwise you transfer to that new metropolis, otherwise you’re caught up within the analysis section of beginning a enterprise since you’re afraid to take the leap. Issues don’t need to be excellent at the start. Begin the place you’re, with what you will have, and construct and develop as you go!”

Assist her marketing campaign right here.


Boston, MA

Cellular Reminiscence is an app that goals to supply a cheap and broadly accessible software to display for Alzheimer’s utilizing solely 30 seconds of your time. No video games, no lengthy assessments – only a private journal for you and your eyes solely. No person ought to stay a lifetime of recollections, solely to lose them on the finish.

“Typically, we search for a proper “alternative”…whether or not that be the fitting time, place, or scenario. Nonetheless, there isn’t a such factor as an ideal opportune second, relatively you make it. Should you really feel passionate in direction of one thing and have the fitting intentions, you’ll find folks to community with, you’ll find your self bringing it up in virtually each dialog, and you’ll, it doesn’t matter what, take steps nearer to creating your concept a actuality.”

Assist her marketing campaign right here.


Maui, HI

POLIPOLI FARMS is a regenerative farm, rooted in Indigenous practices. They make use of ancestral applied sciences to develop essential cultural meals, then flip their harvests into wholesome packaged merchandise—a mannequin that results in more healthy folks and a more healthy planet! Their concept is exclusive as a result of it’s not merely about providing a product—it’s about providing options to our damaged meals system.

I’d inform different entrepreneurs to put money into their relationships—it’s one thing that’s free but so invaluable! This could embrace mentors, friends, and total a various group of oldsters from all through the neighborhood. The thought is to give attention to how one can add worth to somebody (versus connecting simply to get one thing in return). In enterprise phrases, that is “social capital.” From a Native Hawaiian perspective, nevertheless, it’s a lot deeper than that. I imagine my ancestors understood and lived this manner, not simply because it is sensible, however as a result of it was a method of shared survival.”

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HERide is a feminine pleasant rideshare app made for girls by ladies. They supply peer to look transportation utilizing solely ladies drivers and pay them 80% of the fare. Their crowdfunding marketing campaign goals to give attention to offering options that their clients and drivers truly need to see on their rideshare platform. They are going to be providing digital perks to backers. 

“Girls that need to personal their companies should bear in mind that you’re the boss. Don’t shrink your self right down to appease anybody. Be sure to preserve majority possession in any partnership or deal. Work out your area of interest and simply get began. Make the most of your assets and community with folks in the identical trade as you. By no means be afraid to continue to learn new issues, use YouTube, Google, and any useful resource you may to all the time keep studying.”

Assist her marketing campaign right here.

Along with DOVE® Chocolate, our Indiegogo neighborhood is dedicated to breaking down these boundaries and making a degree enjoying subject for girls entrepreneurs. Be part of us in supporting women-led companies in all places, and assist construct a brighter, extra inclusive future for all!


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