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The Stacy’s Rise Project™ supports small businesses through funding, mentorship and community. 

The More We Share, The More We Rise

All applicants get access to a community of passionate small business owners on Hello Alice who have come together to kick start their businesses just by applying. Additionally, if you're a Food & Bev Female Founder, we encourage you to join the WomanMade community for added support.



The 3rd annual Rise Project initiative will center around mentoring, supporting and funding small businesses.


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Our expertise
We’ll connect you with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay leaders and other industry experts.

Our financial support
We’ll award $10,000 grants to 10 small business owners.

Congratulations to the 2021 Stacy’s Rise Project Recipients 

Stacy’s and Hello Alice are pleased to support the ten small businesses selected as Stacy's Rise Project finalists. Each female founder will receive $10,000 and mentorship. 

Application Timeline

The application opened May 7, 2021 and will close July 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST.
Stacy's Rise Project Finalists will be selected via a panel.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible small businesses must:

have between $25,000 and no more than $1M in annualized sales

participate in the virtual Mentorship Program

not be part of an accelerator program at the time of entry

For full eligibility requirements see the terms and conditions.

If your business is selected, you will receive: 

Created to help bridge the funding gap for founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering business owners for years. But Stacy’s Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name. Mentorship and monetary support helped this brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. And it’s these same resources that today’s small business owners need to succeed – now, more than ever. So that’s exactly what Stacy’s is offering to 10 entrepreneurs in their journey to make their dreams a reality with the latest iteration of the Rise Project.