eBay Up & Running Grant winners

eBay Up & Running Grant Recipients Announced – Class of 2021

eBay Inc. today announced the recipients of its second annual Up & Running Grant program, which was created to support small businesses with incremental funding and business development resources.

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This year’s list of 50 US winners includes sellers from 25 states across motors, electronics, fashion, beauty, collectibles, and more. Each will receive $10,000 to re-invest in their businesses plus customized access to training resources and mentorship.

“eBay is committed to helping sellers succeed, and we designed the Up & Running Grant program to fuel their growth,”

“Recipients are able to use funds and resources to increase inventory, adjust their business model, or hire more employees. Cultivating small businesses is embedded in the eBay DNA, and we continue to provide the crucial tools to help entrepreneurs thrive.” 

Andrea Stairs, CMO and VP of Seller Community, eBay

On eBay, 80% of all items sold are from a small business, and, in the past year, small businesses grew 27% on the marketplace (US). The 2021 grant recipients sell in categories like sneakers, luxury watches, handbags, trading cards, comics, electronics, sports equipment, motors, and more.

The 50 eBay Up & Running Grant Recipients

Jude Lugo17 Entre LLC DBA J&L Making a DifferenceFlower Mound, TX
Lawrence Njuguna3N Group LLCBowie, MD
Adam HathawayAdvanced Manufacturing Supply, LLCWestbrook, ME
Jake MallerdinoAltumitsellerPewaukee, WI
Anna PackerAnnaesthetic Miscellany LLCFlowery Branch, GA
Nila SiokAppealing SignsElk Grove Village, IL
Kristina ComptonAuto Parts PullerScotland Neck, NC
Katelyn HuffineBeauty On PointLawton, OK
Robin ThomasBooks With CharacterLandenberg, PA
Brandon BergholzBravo Charlies Kicks & CustomsAshland, OH
Jacqueline GreenBrendan Reid ImagingFrankfort, KY
Vince KachatorianCountryroadautopartsGlendale, CA
Dave ColeCrazy4PickleballSt. George, UT
Jill NortonDragon Tail ResaleSaint Charles, IL
Sandy HerreraElias Collectibles LLCNew York, NY
Eric SimEVS Trading Company LLCSan Francisco, CA
John FetchkoFarFetched Cards LLCIrwin, PA
Maria Victoria CerdeniaGift Ko LLCWashington, D.C.
Shahrad MohebbiGlobal Online Retail Inc.Katy, TX
Jeff LeeHalo Custom Guitars, Inc.Cupertino, CA
Lorri RathzJan’s Jewelry JunctionVentura, CA
Patricia SneadJetsetglamHenderson, NV
Fal UptonKindred Commerce LLCTampa, FL
Maykau YangKraZGifz, LLCBrooklyn Park, MN
Jeremy MaddoxLeft/ Right Liquidations, LLCMorgantown, WV
Kathleen McNamaraLola FrocksSan Francisco, CA
Saini KannanNandaimoIrvine, CA
Sunghyo LeeNewdelphe LLCFairfield, CT
Rachid Saint JeanNismopar Inc.Orlando, FL
Michael Payne Jr.Northwest DecalzYelm, WA
David JordanNostalgics OnlineBelton, MO
Nhan PhanNP Galleria LLCChicago, IL
Shannon HoolihanParts At Your Door, LLCBelleville, IL
Jacob PendletonPendleton Group, LLCDothan, AL
Sasha WoodPrayzPullman, WA
Lorie WuttkeRemember When LLCDelevan, WI
Ian RobertsRemote Wholesalers, LLCNew York, NY
Serena ColemanRiff Raff ResaleSandy, UT
Rhonda AbrahamRonnie’s Closet 2 LLCWindermere, FL
Alex CarreraSave A Suit Inc.Bethel, CT
Shari SmithShari Sells, LLCErie, CO
John AgnelloSnap Goes My CapBrooklyn, NY
Tamara BakerSneaker Solecial & Everyday KicksLyman, SC
Carlos Solisstuff-4-lessllcPomona, CA
Margaret SommersThe Ladies Room Inc.Lombard, IL
Richard Benedettithe TAG hut/MyWatchCareSaint Petersburg, FL
Jennifer WalkerTheory ComicsRye, CO
Rosalia VillaThrifting BabeVentura, CA
Marcus BinionUrban ReinVintageWashington, D.C.
Waylen HunsuckerWay Motor WorksAtlanta, GA

Through Hello Alice, all grant recipients are enrolled in an online community of similar businesses for peer-to-peer networking and will also have access to their business center.

The full list of 2021 grantees can be viewed here, along with a short video.

About the Up & Running Grant Program

In April 2020 eBay announced the Up & Running Grant, a $100 million small business accelerator program to address the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on small, local retail businesses. Built on eBay’s long-standing commitment to “enabling economic opportunity for all,” the program sought to help small businesses without an e-commerce presence transition to online selling.

In November 2020 – to expand on its “Up & Running” pledge – eBay introduced the Up & Running Grant program in partnership with Hello Alice. Now in its second year, the program has received more than 10,000 applications from entrepreneurs sharing details of their small businesses and how they plan to use the grant to fuel their growth. Following a comprehensive review, 50 sellers are chosen to each receive $10,000 in cash along with premium access to Seller School — eBay’s e-learning platform — as well as direct training, Q&A sessions, and mentorship from ranking eBay sellers. 

About Hello Alice

Hello Alice is a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow. With a community of more than 320,000 business owners in all 50 states and across the globe, Hello Alice is building the largest network of owners in the country while tracking data and trends to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs. Our partners include enterprise business services, government agencies, and institutions looking to serve small- and medium-business owners to ensure increased revenues and promote scale. Founded by Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore, we believe in business for all by providing access to all owners, including women, people of color, veterans, and everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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