Up to $60k is available for funding innovation created to make difference.

Thank you for your submissions. 

We are currently sifting through an overwhelming number of noteworthy ideas and innovative businesses solutions.  The top 10 candidates will be notified tomorrow, September 13th and the final results will be posted on our site by September 14th. Again, thank for submitting and for your patience.

The American Heart Association Seeks Innovative Business Solutions to Community Health Issues via Competition

The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, is seeking start-up companies, teams, individuals and non-profits to compete in EmPOWERED to Serve, an urban business storytelling competition. 

This competition will bring innovative solutions to communities to remove barriers to health and well being. The EmPOWERED To Serve competition is an opportunity for companies and organizations to affect change in urban communities.

The top 10 business models will receive an opportunity to display and present their business models at the Association's EmPOWERED to Serve Summit and gala on Tuesday, October 17th at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. A panel of judges will choose the top three competitors who will win cash prizes to activate their plans:

First place: $30,000
Second place: $20,000
Third place: $10,000

Candidates may apply HERE; the application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST) by September 5th 2017. There is no fee required for applying.

The competition will be live streamed on the Entre-SLAM Facebook page.

    Examples of Ideas Built to Lead:

    • Healthy eating and access to healthy food sources
    • Access to Healthcare
    • Virtual health office visits
    • Heart and health monitoring apps
    • Access to education and entrepreneurial opportunities
    • Job-matchmaking services
    • Personal safety mobile apps
    • Smart Games that encourages movement
    • Urban Farming
    • Transportation Services