Stacy's Pita Chips inaugural Rise Project Class
Who: Stacy’s Pita Chips
What: The brand has announced the launch of the 2024 Stacy’s Rise Project.
This year, Stacy’s Pita Chips has increased the number of Canadian recipients and funding, awarding five women entrepreneurs a $25,000 grant along with mentorship and community resources.
The Stacy's Rise Project opened applications in Canada for the first-time last year, partnering with Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) to support women founders who are still experiencing a lack of the resources and funding.
In January 2023, the program recognized four Canadian women founders from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.
Applications are open until Dec. 15. Women founders across the U.S. and Canada can apply via the brand’s website.
The ten winners in the U.S. and five winners in Canada will be announced in early 2024 and each will receive a $25,000 grant and mentorship from Frito Lay and PepsiCo leadership.
"The Stacy's brand is proud to continue the work we begun last year, in service to women entrepreneurs across Canada," said Jess Spaulding, chief marketing officer at PepsiCo Foods Canada, in a statement. "We know access to funding and resources can dramatically change the trajectory of these businesses, so this year we're excited to be able to expand the program and provide increased support to five incredibly deserving women founders."