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This Black Woman-Owned Accelerator Program is Leading the Future for Women Entrepreneurs

“The future is femme” is becoming less of a trend and more of a fact as more and more women-owned businesses launch across the country. Even as an underfunded demographic of the U.S. population, Black women entrepreneurs are leading the charge for launching the most start-ups in America. According to Fast Company , last year women of color accounted for 89 percent of the new businesses opened every day and that number has grown faster than the overall rate of new women-owned businesses in the past five years. Starting a new business isn’t easy, which is why The Access Project wants to help women entrepreneurs get access to the resources and funding they need to succeed. The Access Project is a non-profit, seed-stage startup accelerator for women-owned businesses that leverages the expertise of the fashion and beauty industries, namely branding, marketing, and design. Their mission is to meet women entrepreneurs where they are and lend their expertise by providing mentorship and...

May 26, 2020 and Founder Gym Team Up for Webinar Series to Support Women Tech Founders

During our shifting economic climate,, a nonprofit social enterprise, and Founder Gym, an online program training underrepresented founders on how to build successful companies, both saw the need to provide timely information for women founders. In turn, they created TheStartUp! , a six-part webinar series to provide free information for women founders in need of relevant resources and information to help build and scale their businesses amidst this unique time. The idea behind this collaboration is a culmination of business development and learning opportunities for women technologists and aspiring tech founders. Both companies are thrilled about this new partnership as they contribute their level of expertise in community engagement for women in tech. “Through this partnership, we will foster the development of more women-led startups that are equipped to navigate challenging experiences and overcome turbulent times, to scale world-class, high-impact companies,” shared...

Apr 1, 2020