Small Business, Big Dreams: Women in Business Challenge

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Are you ready to Go For More™?
Enter For a Chance to Win up to $15,000!


October is National Women’s Small Business Month and BankUnited would like to recognize women-owned small businesses in our communities. If you’re a woman business owner in Florida or New York, we invite you to enter the contest by completing the online application form and submitting a 3-minute video telling us about your business and how your business would benefit from $15,000. Ten semi-finalists will be selected from all eligible entries and will have the opportunity to present their business during the first round of judging at a live event in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Of the ten semi-finalists, three will be selected to move on to the second round of judging before a live audience. The finalist receiving the highest cumulative score will be declared the Grand Prize Winner, the finalist receiving the next highest cumulative score will be declared the Second Place Winner, and the finalist receiving the third highest cumulative score will be declared the Third Place Winner.

Grand Prize: $15,000

Second Place Prize: $5,000

Third Place Prize: $2,500

Video Submission Content


Tell us about your business, specifically describe what makes your business unique, how you got started and why you believe your customers choose to do business with you.

What are the greatest challenges facing your business today and what barriers are keeping you from taking your business to the next level?

How is your business adapting to meet the evolving needs of your customers and/or community?

How would you use the $15,000 to achieve your objectives and grow your business?

Committed to Helping Your Small Business Flourish

You have big dreams for your small business, and we want to help make them reality.

Our Small Business, Big Dreams: Women in Business Challenge can get you closer to them.

Good luck to all!


Applications close on September 15, 2023 11:59 pm ET

For Official Contest Rules, click the button below.