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Female Founders Grant Challenge



Your ultimate academy for crowdfunding and business excellence

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LiftHER is a global program under LIFTwomen Group, designed to empower women and girls in Australia and Asia to achieve their dreams and live their lives to the fullest potential. Our core pillars include education, grant programs, community support. We believe that every woman has the ability to define her future, embrace who she is, and change the world. Our team is committed to providing the resources and support needed to make this a reality for every woman. Join us on this journey of empowerment today.

At Lift Women, we believe that every woman has the potential to achieve greatness and make a difference in the world. We are committed to empowering women and girls to embrace who they are, define their future, and change the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission with LiftHER is to provide women and girls with the right funding, knowledge and support needed to turn their dreams into reality. We strive to create a robust and collaborative support network that amplifies their voices, nurtures their talents, and paves the way for meaningful change.

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Our Vision

Our vision with LiftHER is a world where every woman and girl has the equitable access to funding and opportunity to achieve her dreams and live a fulfilling life. We envision a society where women are empowered to unlock their full potential, pursue their passions, achieve greatness and make a positive impact on the world for generations to come.

Meet Our Inaugural Cohort
10 APAC Game Changing Startups Led by Women 

Stay Tuned to Join Our Next Cohort

We'll be seeking 10 visionary and impact-driven female entrepreneurs ready to make a difference to form our next cohort.

Secure a AU$8,000 jumpstart pack, including a AU$5,000 scholarship and AU$3,000 in customized marketing support. Plus, a chance to win up to AU$40,000 in non-dilutive funding and a lifetime fellowship, all under our transformative three-pillar framework.

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Crowdfunding Coaching

Navigate the reward crowdfunding and business landscape with ease and effectiveness. Our 8-week data-backed, expert-led reward crowdfunding courses will demystify the crowdfunding process, helping you to set achievable goals and market your ideas powerfully. We'll equip you with the essential tools and knowledge to elevate your campaign and mobilize a community of supporters.


Match Funding

We empower you to launch your reward crowdfunding campaign and accompany you on this exciting journey. This is your unique opportunity to test your product-market fit, gain invaluable customer feedback, and secure non-dilutive funding. But we don't stop there - our launch event give your project the additional spotlight it deserves, amplifying your message to a broader audience, as well  potential business partners and investors.



The LiftHER Fellowship offers an enduring network of support, mentorship and opportunities for growth. As a LiftHER Fellow, you're not just part of a cohort - you're a lifetime member of an exclusive community. This fellowship grants you ongoing resources, industry connections and the meaningful relationships that last. We recognize that community support is pivotal in the entrepreneurial journey and we aim to be there for you. Together, we grow.

Why Apply?

Crowdfunding Success

Learn from our 8-week reward crowdfunding coaching, gain exclusive access to resources and tools, along with an esteemed lineup of mentors and guest speakers who will inspire, empower and help you thrive
Matched Funding

Exclusive opportunity to access and win up to AU$40,000 in non-dilutive funding to elevate your success. Pitch your transformative idea on an international stage to a curated group of potential backers, partners, investors, and industry leaders
Tailored Marketing Support

Amplify your impact with specialized marketing and strategy support, including 8 hours 1:1 mentorship, pitch video production coaching and advertising support
Community Boost

Enjoy one-year complimentary membership to both Lift Angel and One Roof - two leading communities for female entrepreneurs. Gain access to a wealth of masterclasses, events, and invaluable support network, fostering relationships that last
Inspiration and Impact

Become a role model for the next generation and inspire other women to believe in their potential. Show the world that profit and purpose can co-exist, leaving an indelible mark on society while achieving business success.
Global Reach

Leverage Lift Women's solid presence in Australia and the program's footprint across five APAC markets to gain international exposure and attract backers from around the world
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Who Can Apply?

  1. Female founder or have a team where the majority of founders are female
  2. Have a business registered in one of the following countries: Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, or Vietnam
  3. Your business/startup idea or venture is addressing at least one UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goal)
  4. Comfortable with English communication
  5. Early stage of business generating less than AU$2 million in annual revenue and having raised less than AU$2 million in dilutive capital
  6. Be able to travel to Melbourne for the Grant Pitch Night in March 2024

The Timeline

Inaugural Cohort

02 Dec 

Application Closes

04-06 Dec

Virtual Interview of Shortlisted Applicants 

08 Dec

1st Cohort Fellow Annoucement

08 Jan 24

Program Kick Off

27 Mar 24

Grant Pitch Day

Together, We Empower The Next Wave Of Women With Dreams.
Could That Be You?

Our Impact

Collectively, along with our funded founders, we've supported over 200,000 communities and created hundreds of employment opportunties. 

We traced the footsteps of Ira Puspita, one of our successful founders, to visit the artisans in Bali supported by her business, Kayu&Co. Witnessing the life-changing impact our empowered founders are making in their broader communities fills our hearts and motivates us to keep going.

"I firmly believe that when we empower a woman, we empower an entire community."
Irene Tsang, Founder and CEO of LIFTwomen Group


"Launching a crowdfunding project with Lift Women has been a game-changer for my business and my self-belief. It has enabled me to secure a warehouse, hire 3 employees and provide training to 10 people living with disabilities. I started my business with just a $19 flower box as my first sales, to now generate more than $300K revenue. It’s so incredible to think about!"

Cyana Doung, Founder of Camie Fleur


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About Our APAC Program Sponsor - AsiaPay Capital

AsiaPay Capital, an initiative of the AsiaPay Group, provides extensive support to startups specializing in digital services and solutions. Their mission is to offer financial backing, operational resources, facility access, and expansive client networks to accelerate the growth of these startups in the Asian market.

As a subsidiary of a regional digital payment service and technology provider with a decades-long track record, AsiaPay Capital presents startups with a unique opportunity to leverage the company's extensive reach and network across Asia. This strategic advantage allows startups to accelerate their innovation journey within the ecosystem. Investees enjoy a streamlined route to market penetration in Asia, from Proof of Concept (PoC) through to business validation and growth acceleration. They also gain access to a broad capital base, ensuring a quicker and more secure regional expansion.

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