The U.S. Black Chambers Community Economic Development Corporation's Millennials Entrepreneurs Redefined program will provide resources and connect a national network of our community's most promising entrepreneurs. Serving diverse millennials (aged 18-35) who (a) have not yet started a business but have an innovative idea, or (b) have an emerging business with less than $10,000 in capital and/or revenue.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency's Broad Agency Announcement. Dynamic workshops, panels and speakers will engage entrepreneurs across eight cities: New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, Washington, DC, Oakland and St. Louis between February and August 2017.
In addition to in-person workshops, at least 25 entrepreneurs per market will be selected to receive ongoing support, mentorship and consultation from the U.S. Black Chambers and partners on issues of business development, marketing and outreach, legal, finance and accounting, as well as pitch perfection. Following the nationwide tour, all participants are eligible to compete in both a business plan and pitch competition, with at least a $5,000 prize.
U.S. Black Chamber Community Economic Development Corporation was awarded $225,000 to launch the USBC Millennial Entrepreneurs Redefined program from the Minority Business Development Agency.