Created to help bridge the funding gap for female founders, Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering women business owners for years. Stacy’s® Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name, and resources such as advertising, expertise/mentorship and financial support helped this female-founded brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. These same resources are exactly what today’s women need to succeed- now more than ever- which is why Stacy’s® is offering 15 women the opportunity to make their dreams a reality with the latest iteration of the Rise Project. 

If you’re a female founder, we want to support you. If your business is selected, you could receive:    

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

The More We Share, The More We Rise

All applicants get access to a community of passionate female founders 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 here for added support.



The 4th annual Rise Project initiative will center around mentoring, supporting and funding female-founded businesses just like Stacy’s®.


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Our ad space
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Our expertise
Through a virtual mentorship program, we’ll connect you with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay leaders and other industry experts to help you grow your business. 

Our financial support
We’ll award $10,000 grants to 15 female founders.

Meet the 15 Stacy's Rise Project 2020 Winners!

Callee Ackland 
Bestowed Essentials

Sylvie Charles 
Just Date Syrup

Jasmine Coer

Junita Flowers 
Junita's Jar

Jessica Gartenstein

Arion Long

Keira Kotler

Tiffany Griffin
Bright Black

Sophia Maroon
Dress It Up

Chi Nguyen
Purpose Tea

Claudia Mcmullin
Hugo Coffee Roasters

Joy McBrien
Fair Anita

Maria Palacio
Progeny Coffee

Kemi Tignor
Little Likes Kids

Nina Tickaradze