July 28, 2008.
I have had this information for over two weeks and I feel bad I did not get the information out sooner. I came back from BlogHer'08 with a fabulous cold, and my daughters birthday and birthday party to deal with. I also have this um, business to run and while sick - I was sneezing, coughing (don't forget whining, as my husband will remind me) mess. I would apologize for not blogging, but I am not allowed to so better late than never right? It is a great contest (with money for the winners) that I think other mother's would enjoy.
Mother of Invention Grant Program
Whirlpool brand is kicking off their fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program. In the past three years, Whirlpool has recognized and helped more than 15 mompreneurs turn their innovative ideas into a reality. The Grant Program provides seed money and expert guidance to help mother's turn their invention, business or service idea into a full-fledged business.
Contest Winners Receive:
- A $20,000.00 grant for the Grand Prize Winner
- $24,000.00 in grant money for four runner-ups
- Appliance prizes
- Invitation to business boot camp, where the winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and other Industry Experts
This year Whirlpool is getting into the whole "Green Thing" by adding a new category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention. You can also read about their past winners to see if your product or idea is viable.
You can get more information to enter at Whirpool, entries are accepted through July 31, 2008.