Welcome to the home of the Envolve Award USA. The award program, formerly known as the American Entrepreneurship Award, was launched in 2015. This year the award enters its third annual cycle with the support of many generous organizations who believe in American entrepreneurship as much as we do – see here.


If you are a start-up business in the USA looking for funding, mentorship and advice from experts in their field you have landed in the right place. Applying for an award couldn’t be simpler: just register and we will guide you through the process

Register here

This re-named award program is now an integral part of the newly-founded Envolve entrepreneurship organization providing education, resources and award programs globally – with a special focus on underserved communities.

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Applications submission period for Envolve Award USA 2018 contest is now closed!

The Envolve Entrepreneurship Team has started the evaluation process and will announce the finalists during late fall 2018, while the winners will be declared during early 2019.

With the completion of two annual award cycles since its inception, the Envolve Award USA has declared a total of 16 winners to date. All winners receive continued support and advice from Envolve and its supporters.


2 annual award cycles


16 Winners


10 business sectors


of interest-free funding awarded


Application for the award couldn’t be simpler:

  • Register online to create your personal profile
  • Login, build and update your business plan during the application submission period
  • Submit your business idea to be reviewed by the Envolve team and Judges
  • Win interest-free funding! Finalists and winners to be announced in late spring 2019!


Every entrant needs to submit their new business proposals in the same format and using a strict maximum word count. The application accommodates a limited number of additional supporting attachments (photos, diagrams, spreadsheets etc).

The online application area is a secure environment and details of your business plan will not be shared with any third parties. Even if you reach the final shortlist, no details of your business idea will be published without your prior consent.

For full Terms and Conditions of the award program click here


The Award Program Judges, in considering applications, will be looking for Applicants who can show:


Established business or idea serving New York City including the Bronx, Miami-Dade County, DC, Baltimore, Charleston, Atlanta, Flint and Detroit


Financial prudence

2017 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners