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Stacy's Rise Grant Winner Kate Tremills

We are so excited to announce that our CEO and co-founder, Kate Tremills, has been chosen as one of five female founders receiving the Stacy's Rise Grant in 2024!

The Stacy’s Rise Project™ is a program committed to empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs on their paths to establishing a successful business through funding, mentorship, and community.

There are approximately 1.1 million women entrepreneurs in Canada, but many of these women face barriers to proper funding and mentorship, which limits professional growth.

The Stacy’s Rise Project™ was launched in the U.S in 2019. The program has connected thousands of women entrepreneurs and provided over $1,000,000 in funding in addition to resources and mentoring to elevate the leaders that help our communities thrive.

Along with the grant, this honour comes with mentorship from Pepsi executives to accelerate our company's growth -- and a wonderful cohort of 15 female leaders!

In late March, Kate will travel to Texas and the Frito-Lay Headquarters to kick off this program and connect with the other winners!

Stacy's Rise Project Grants 2024
This year's Canadian recipients are:

Evelyne Nyairo (Calgary, AB) - Founder of Ellie Bianca
Nadia Ladak (Toronto, ON) - Founder of Marlow
Ajoa Mintah (Waterloo, ON) - Founder of Four All Ice Cream
Dee Howard (Cobourg, ON) - Founder of Sootsoap Supply Co.
Kate Tremills (Chemainus, BC) - Founder of Flourish Kitchen

Year over year, the application numbers have continued to increase, thanks to the brand’s longstanding partnership with Hello Alice. Visit Stacy's for more information about the Stacy's Rise Project and the newest class of Stacy’s Rise Project winners.

The Stacy's Woman Founded Story

When Stacy Madison started making pita chips at her sandwich cart in Boston, she knew passion, hard work, and quality ingredients were what her customers deserved. Stacy made baked pita chips every day and handed them out as free samples to customers waiting in line. The samples were an immediate hit, and Stacy’s Pita Chips was founded shortly after in 1997.

Even two decades later, they are committed to their values and doing what it takes to make our best snacks. True to their history as a woman-owned business, they are thrilled to help women entrepreneurs of today rise through mentorship, grants, and community.

The Stacy's Rise Project is in partnership with the Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC).

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