Business North: Entrepreneur Fund launches new program for BIPOC entrepreneurs
12 Jul 2022
The Entrepreneur Fund has launched a comprehensive program to advance economic justice through entrepreneurship. The Stride program is designed to create a low barrier entry and peer focus to business ownership and growth for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs. Participants will gain individualized support, accountability, and networks to grow their confidence as entrepreneurs.
“Our goal is to provide the opportunity and strategic support to grow the wealth and economic advancement of BIPOC individuals through entrepreneurship in our community,” said Shawn Wellnitz, president/CEO of the Entrepreneur Fund. “It has become apparent that CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institution) such as ours hold a unique opportunity to provide targeted resources to elevate communities. We’re excited to bring entrepreneurs and leaders together across the region and strengthen the ecosystem in serving people of color.”
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