Sunday, May 11, 2008

Moms' Business Contest Launches Today

Whirlpool's fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program launches today, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day.

From now until July 31, moms with business, service or product ideas can enter to win support for their entrepreneurial visions. The contest provides seed money and consultation to moms to turn their invention, business or service ideas into full-fledged businesses. Contest winners receive:

* A $20,000 grant for the grand prize winner
* $24,000 in grant money for the four runners-up
* Home appliance prizes
* Invitation to business boot camp where winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and industry experts

New this year is a category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention.

Mamapreneurs are innovative, hard-working, creative, resourceful women. If you're one of them and think you have a great idea to share with the world--go for it!

And happy Mother's Day!

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