FedEx | Global Entrepreneurship

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FedEx | Global Entrepreneurship

Advancing women and minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world.

Small to mid-sized businesses power their local economies and can be powerful job creators, making up 60-80 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. annually. FedEx is committed to giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed.

Women and minorities own over 50% of small business, but only earn 30% of revenues.* We want to change this by providing the training, mentoring, networking and access to capital needed to succeed.

FedEx was founded by an entrepreneur who created a new industry. That’s why we believe in the people who are willing to dream, take risks, persevere and change the world for the better.

Learn more here.

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Trash to Treasure: Hawaii Company Uses Ocean Waste to Create Jewelry
Three years ago Kat Crabill took a drive that would forever change her life. She visited Kamilo Beach on the southeast coast of the island of Hawai’i, an area that collects a huge amount of trash due to the movement of currents. It was there, while watching plastic waste wash ashore, that Crabill thought about repurposing the large plastic pieces and nurdles, small nuggets of plastic, into...
Nov 13, 2017 8:00 AM ET
Teen Entrepreneurs Make Their Pitch for America’s Next Top Business Model
A start-up company may be well on its way to even more success after winning $75,000 in the FedEx Junior Business Challenge. Five student teams around the country competed against each other to see who had the best original business idea. From colorful drawstring fish pouches to an anti-bullying app, the teen entrepreneurs showcased their products in front of a panel of judges...
Nov 7, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Alaffia: Beyond Fair Trade
In the West African nation of Togo, a young girl rides her new bike to school. In Washington state, production facility workers bottle shea butter. In New York City, a U.S. consumer shops for shampoo at Whole Foods. The common link between these three events? Olympia, Wash.–based Alaffia. Since founding the company in 2003, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Rose Hyde...
Mar 26, 2015 9:30 AM ET
The 2015 FedEx Innovation Challenge
The 2015 FedEx Innovation Challenge for FIRST Robotics is open for submissions. The challenge is a social media-based competition consisting of math and science problems, scavenger hunt activities and photo ops, FedEx innovation trivia and more...
Jan 8, 2015 10:30 AM ET
FedEx Launches Second Small Business Grant Contest
January 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - FedEx has launched its second nationwide small business grant contest which will award a total of $50,000 to 10 deserving U.S. small businesses. The grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 grant, four first place winners will each receive $5,000 and five second place winners will each receive $1,000. Small businesses—for the contest, those having fewer...
Jan 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET