Small Business Funding Opportunities for Startups: A Comprehensive List of Grants, Micro-Grants, Accelerators

Looking for funding for your small business? You’re not alone. According to one study, more than half of all startups fail because they don’t have enough capital. Luckily, that’s where grants come in—grants can help you bridge the gap between what you need and what you’ve got. However, there are so many different types of grants out there that it can be hard to know where to start looking. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive, growing list of a variety of funding opportunities available right now.

A lot of the available business grants are targeted towards specific groups or industries. For example, some grants are only available to women-owned businesses, while others are meant to boost the development of startups that focus on clean energy. Some business grants target certain types of companies (e.g., manufacturing companies), while others target those in specific industries (e.g., agriculture).

The key thing to remember about any potential funding opportunity is that there’s at least one grant out there that your business could qualify for! You just need to find it.


Because Accelerator – Apply by August 17

Because Accelerator is designed to help entrepreneurs to take their innovative products to the next level. Entrepreneurs who are in the early to middle stages of product development. The program is uniquely focused on overcoming the challenges to developing affordable manufactured products which have proven market attractiveness and are ready to aim for production at scale. Grants for $10,000.

According to their website, if you have a manufactured product that will improve lives and create local jobs, this is for you.

Get more information here.

Amazon’s Products of Tomorrow – Apply by August 18

Amazon is looking to help accelerate the growth of innovative and exciting new products that offer improved sustainability attributes while also delivering a superior product to the customer.

To qualify, your product(s) must be innovative in design, materiality, or chemistry, making them highly effective and desirable, and they must be from a small business in the U.S. Funding up to $20,000.

Get more information and apply here.

Apple Entrepreneur Camp – Apply by August August 24

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports the diversity in technology. There are cohorts for black, female and hispanic/latinx founders and developers from underrepresented communities who have an existing app on the App Store, a functional beta build in TestFlight, or the equivalent. Programs are online. Includes one year of free membership in the Apple Developer Program and other perks.

Over 90 apps from Entrepreneur Camp alumni are available on the App Store. See them here.

Take your shot and find out more information and apply here.

AWS Impact Accelerator for Women Founders – Apply by August 26

Accelerate your start-up in 8 weeks. Combining the power of Amazon and AWS technology, we’re helping Women founders accelerate their cloud-based business for serious scaling. $225,000 for every qualifying startup in the program.

Learn more and apply here.

Atomic Grants – Apply by August 31

Atomic Grants are available to those who identify as a woman, and who are 21+. You can live anywhere in the world – as long as you have a way to receive the money digitally, and you are connected via email and social media. The website notes – Do not apply if you are viewing this as simply funding for your business, or you are in financial need. We need to see a clear picture of your passion in your application, your journey so far and your detailed plans for how you would use this grant to move your passion forward.

Need more time to apply? There is also a November 2022 deadline. Learn more and apply here.

I hope this list has given you some ideas of where to look for funding. There are a lot of grants out there, and they can be a great way to get your business off the ground. The next step is figuring out which ones are right for your business!

A list of funding opportunities with application deadlines in September through the end of the year is coming soon.

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