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Get funding for your startup in Singapore with Bumble Bizz, a competition that will help enterprising women realise their business dreams

Get funding for your startup in Singapore with Bumble Bizz, a competition that will help enterprising women realise their business dreams

Who run the world?

Text: Amelia Chia


It's a woman's world these days — from female race car drivers to women succeeding in male-dominated industries, there's no greater time to be a lady. Leading the charge in today's apps which favour women is Bumble, the social networking app that encourages women to make the first move in building lasting connections. For the first time ever, Bumble is celebrating enterprising females with a competition — named Bumble Bizz — designed to help women achieve their business-led dreams.

Whether it's a longstanding childhood fantasy or a recent ambition, Bumble is all for women making the first move in their respective fields of work. Partnering with Liv Lo, TV host and founder of Fitsphere, the inaugural Bumble Bizz competition will award women-led businesses across the Asia-Pacific region USD$5,000 grants to help them establish their companies. One winner each will be chosen from Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, New Zealand, and Australia — the six countries Bumble currently has presence in, and propel them to fulfilling their dreams.

Liv Lo

"In awarding the grants, we'll be looking for businesses that have a clear mission and aim to solve a real-world problem," says Michelle Battersby, marketing director of Bumble APAC. "We'll be asking applicants to show why their business exists, how it is currently funded, and how the grant will support further growth. For us at Bumble, this is about providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and opening up more pathways to success for them, while also encouraging them to make the first move with their business ventures."

In addition, winners will be flown to Sydney to participate in the Bumble Bizz Summit on 10 October, which plays host to some of the world's most inspiring women including Liv Lo, Elle Ferguson (founder of the Elle Effect tanning range, Australia), Lindsay Jang (founder of MISSBISH and Yardbird, Hong Kong), and Martine Ho (founder of Sunnies, Philippines). If anything, that sounds like a gathering of a lifetime.

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