Winston-Salem Presidents’ Entrepreneurial Grant Program

Name of School: Piedmont International University

Description of Grant:
Piedmont International University plans to create a special award fund for PIU students and alumni who intend to stay in Winston Salem to launch their new nonprofit organization. The $75,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strategic vision, strength of the startup team, business and financial plan, and overall potential for maximum social/spiritual impact and broad success. The University may collaborate directly with the award recipient if a joint venture is deemed mutually beneficial.

Name of Grant: PIU President’s Entrepreneurial Grant for Winston Salem Startups

Amount of grant: The $75,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020.

What the president seeks to inspire:
The president seeks students and alumni to apply what they have learned at PIU by launching visionary and innovative nonprofit organizations that will have positive impact on our local community and possibly expand into, or become models for, other cities. The $75,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strategic vision, strength of the startup team, business and financial plan, and overall potential for maximum social/spiritual impact and broad success.

What is application process?
Piedmont students and alumni who wish to apply must submit their grant proposals to the President’s Office in writing. The application should include a description of the startup, resumes of team members involved, a business plan with an estimated first year budget, and a vision for the potential social and spiritual impact on Winston-Salem and beyond.

Link to story in the Winston-Salem Journal