~~ update. This program is only open to US residents ~~
Thanks to Laura who forwarded me this information regarding the Whirlpool Mother of Invention Grant Program. Check out this program from Whirlpool – details below:
Whirlpool brand has recently kicked-off the fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program. In the past three years, Whirlpool brand has recognized and helped more than 15 moms turn their innovative ideas into reality.
The Whirlpool brand Mother of Invention Grant Program provides seed money and expert guidance 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
– Appliance prizes
-Invitation to business boot camp where winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and industry experts
This year, Whirlpool is greening the program by adding a new category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention.
More information and entry forms can be found at www.whirlpool.com/moms. Entries are accepted through July 31, 2008.