Elevating a business to the next level requires access to resources, capital, and mentorship. But as we all know, not all entrepreneurs are given equal opportunities to succeed in taking their businesses from early-stage startup to successful company.
Case in point: Black women were among the fastest-growing entrepreneurs before COVID hit. But by the numbers, Black women, who represent 42% of new women-owned businesses (three times their share of the female population!), only receive 0.06% of venture capital funding.
However, a silver lining of COVID-19—and a result of the BLM movement—is that large companies are launching programs to support Black-owned businesses. Expanding access to resources, capital, mentorship, and everything these entrepreneurs need to scale their businesses successfully.
Today, I’m so excited to be joined by two entrepreneurs who can share first-hand what it takes to overcome these obstacles, raise capital, grow a team, and even land your product on the shelves of a major retailer (!).
Apply to Target's Forward Founders program! Applications are open until May 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. You can find more information and apply directly at www.targetaccelerators.com.
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