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Hello Alice is a free platform that helps businesses launch and grow. Learn more at Grants Program

In partnership with Hello Alice, is awarding $500,000 to help U.S. online entrepreneurs bring their innovative product and/or go-to-market ideas to life through the Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive $10,000 to support their business.

Applications are now closed!

Application Timeline

The application opened September 9, 2021, and closes October 21, 2021, at 6 p.m. ET.
Grantees will be selected via a panel, and announcements will be made about recipients in early December.


Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible for the Grants Program, registered U.S.-based businesses must have a new or existing account. Preference will be given to small businesses who have sourced from before October 21, 2021. For full eligibility requirements, see the official rules.

Starting September 9, 2021, eligible small businesses could apply to the Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant. Applicants shared what makes your business model, product design, or marketing strategy innovative.   


eBay Up & Running Grants 


This holiday season, eBay is giving back to the small businesses that power America. eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running online and secure their future into 2021 and beyond. 

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The first business unit of Alibaba Group, is a leading platform for global B2B e-commerce that aims to make it easy to do business anywhere. Launched in 1999, is engaged in services covering all aspects of commerce, including providing businesses with tools that help reach a global audience for their products and helping buyers discover products, find suppliers, and place orders online fast and efficiently. It serves millions of buyers and suppliers from over 200 countries and regions around the world.


To access additional resources to help your small business flourish using, check out the Digitization Sprint for Retailers on where you will find articles, how-to guides, webconferences, and interactive events to inspire and support the growth of your online business.