The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund

The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund supports ideas and models that advance women in entrepreneurship. The Fund provides seed funding ranging from $250-$10,000 based on defined needs. Funds are provided when they will have a significant impact on the company’s ability to prove their concept and progress toward launching.  Ideas or ventures should be scalable, innovative, and further advance women in entrepreneurship (ex: has women founders or co-founders, impacts women in society, etc).

The Summer 2019 submission window has closed. Check back for the next call for submissions in Fall 2019!

Learn more about last year’s winners:


Having started in medical technology product development, Ms. Bush earned an MBA

at the Fox School in 1985 in order to make a career pivot. It was at Fox that she learned project work, marketing, leadership, and how she could apply aspects of scientific design to business challenges.

She later went on to become president of NuSkin and CEO of Rodan + Fields, guiding the skincare company to an annualized run rate of over $1B in revenue. She retired in 2016 to Sonoma, Calif., where she remains involved

 in corporate board and advisory work and, with her husband, owns a vineyard, Gremlin Vines, and a restaurant, Oso Sonoma.


2018 Lori Hermelin Bush Fund Recipients 

Airapy (Rachel Cox)

Get UniFi LLC (Jess Rothstein)

Haelex, LLC (Holly Pfeifer & Elina Khutoryansky)

Ovarian Labs (Emily Kight)

PhD Cosmetics, Corp. (Heather Jones)

Pound Cake (Camille Bell)

TailorFit Laundry (Stephanie Taylor)