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You could try to connect with an Angel Network. There are local chapters that are always looking for investment opportunities. I've looked into this myself, but I didn't need that much money, so no one would even consider me.
Another place is with your state. There are special grants given to women business owners.
Hope this helps
There is a growth of peer to peer lending. Check out the artilce in Ode magazine: http://www.odemagazine.com/doc/49/think-outside-th e-bank
Check out www.prosper.com and www.lendingclub.com for micro-loans from peer to peer lending.