Salty Start Up Grant

Salty Start Up Grant

We offer one lucky start up the chance to launch their product or business idea with us!

Summer X Salt Markets curates and showcases the best surf and salty lifestyle stalls, makers, artisans and creatives. The Salty Start Up grant program was created as our way of giving back to entrepreneurs, businesses, innovators and creatives who have just started out and want to make a real impact and create a better world.

What we offer

Every year, Summer X Salt supports 1 lucky WA start up founder or entrepreneur who has launched their business or project in the last six months, with an opportunity to establish and test their idea to the local coastal community. 

What we are looking for

We are looking for start ups that are doing good, creating and innovating, inspiring others through arts and culture, working on social/environmental issues or aiming towards a more sustainable planet. 

The successful applicant will receive the following (valued at $5000)

  • 12 x market spaces from Nov-March
  • Public and Product Liability Insurance
  • Social Media Marketing on our Instagram, Facebook, email, blog and website 
  • Showcasing your business/project to over 10,000 people in the local community
  • Access to our salty community of over 2000 stallholders
  • Support from the experienced Summer X Salt team

Who can apply?

  • You are a WA resident
  • You are an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You are over 18 years old
  • You have started your business/project within the last 6 months
  • You are on a mission to do good for the people or planet
  • You have a desire to share ideas, be challenged, be inspired and empower others
Dive in now! Applications close September 20th 2020.
Notification of outcome September 29th.

Salty Start Up Recipients

Mabinte from Recycled Towel Hoodies 

Raising awareness for our oceans

Recycled Towel Hoodies is a project that raises awareness of textile waste and pollution on the Beach. After doing the Earth Carers waste education course she combined her past experience as a costume designer on films set back in Europe with her new surfing beach lifestyle here in Perth, in her towel hoodie Project.

Mabinte makes Hoodies out of recycled 2nd hand towels to reduce textile waste from going to landfill.

Raising awareness for our oceans

Recycled Towel Hoodies is a project that raises awareness of textile waste and pollution on the Beach. After doing the Earth Carers waste education course she combined her past experience as a costume designer on films set back in Europe with her new surfing beach lifestyle here in Perth, in her towel hoodie Project.

Mabinte makes Hoodies out of recycled 2nd hand towels to reduce textile waste from going to landfill.

I’m so grateful for the SummerXsalt to have given me the grant to be their first salty startup. My objective was to make people aware of recycling, textile waste and waste on the beach, I could not afford to invest in a market stall but the grant was an opportunity for me to show the community what I’m doing and could get inspired to recycle and create something new out of something considered waste.

I got so many smiles and nice compliments on my project during the markets. After the first market, it was great to see people actually coming back with their own towels to the following markets. And to see people starting to follow me and order my Hoodies on Instagram and Facebook as well. And maybe I can find a shop now to be interested in continuing this project with me.

Thanks again for the opportunity to be part of the salty community.” – Mabinte

Are you our next Salty Start Up Stallholder? Dive in below.

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