Dating app Bumble which is backed by Priyanka Chopra has announced the APAC Bumble Bizz pitch competition for the women entrepreneurs to empower them. The award of the competition is $5000 which will be awarded to the women funding businesses of countries of Asia.
The competition is going to be held in India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines. The winners of the grant will get a chance to visit Sydney to attend the first Bumble Bizz Summit. The smmit is on October 10, 2019.
The women entrepreneur can apply or nominate themselves through any of the three modes which are available o the Bumble. The methods are- Date, BFF and Bizz and swipe through. The last date to apply for the competion is 27th september 2019 at 11:59 pm AEST(7:29 IST).
Bumble APAC Marketing Director Michelle Battersby told Marie Claire magazine. “In awarding the grants we’ll be looking for businesses that have a clear mission and aim to solve a real world problem. We’ll be asking applicants to show why their business exists, how it is currently funded, and how the grant will support future growth,”
Bumble was launched in india in december last year after the investment made by Priyanka Chopra. The tennis star Serena Williams is also one of the investor of the application.
The app was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, and is focused on empowering women, It encourages women to make their first move through the facility to first swipe in the app.