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Last call! Elevate/Elevar Application Closes Sunday

Last call! Elevate/Elevar Application Closes Sunday

Koran Bolden shares a few words with Elevate/Elevar applicants as they approach the application finish line.

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St. Louis Accelerator Program Aims To Get Black And Latino Entrepreneurs A Seat At The Table

St. Louis Accelerator Program Aims To Get Black And Latino Entrepreneurs A Seat At The Table

According to a report by Diversity VC and Rate My Investor, less than 1% of all venture capital funding supports black entrepreneurs and 1.8% of funding backs Latino founders. The St. Louis organization WEPOWER aims to boost those percentages. Recently, the company initiated Elevate/Elevar, an accelerator program for black and Latino entrepreneurs.

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Mayor Krewson, Public Safety Director Edwards—INVEST in our children & the transformation of systems that impact them

Mayor Krewson, Public Safety Director Edwards—INVEST in our children & the transformation of systems that impact them

Gloria Nolan, Advocacy and Operations Coordinator, testified on the steps of City Hall as part of the For Our Future rally. Read a transcript of her powerful words.

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New business accelerator launches for black, Latinx entrepreneurs

New business accelerator launches for black, Latinx entrepreneurs

Read the Post-Dispatch’s coverage of Elevate/Elevar. “The goal is for each firm in the cohort to receive $30,000 within the first couple of months of the program.”

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Register for VISION, the small business innovation symposium

Register for VISION, the small business innovation symposium

This is the 5th Annual Vision Symposium. Vision is the region’s largest and ONLY inclusion innovation conference celebrating, educating, and supporting women, people of color, and immigrant emerging entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

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Announcing the Elevate/Elevar Accelerator!

Announcing the Elevate/Elevar Accelerator!

Apply to the region’s only accelerator for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs of early-stage companies!

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A 30-year plan and the Role of Futurism

A 30-year plan and the Role of Futurism

Charli Cooksey talks about the development of her 30-year plan and the role that futurism plays in her approach to building WEPOWER.

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Vote for WEPOWER! We’re in the running to present at SXSW 2020!

Vote for WEPOWER! We’re in the running to present at SXSW 2020!

Black and Latinx entrepreneurs receive less than 2% of startup funding. <2%!! And we want to talk about it!

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Photos: Early Childhood Education Dream + Design Kickoff

Photos: Early Childhood Education Dream + Design Kickoff

165 community members, educators, and change makers from throughout the St. Louis region attended to co-create a shared dream to guide the design and implementation of solutions for our region’s youngest.

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63 St. Louisans Join Solution Teams &amp; Design Council to Develop Solutions for Early Childhood Education System

63 St. Louisans Join Solution Teams &amp; Design Council to Develop Solutions for Early Childhood Education System

July kicked off the design phase of the Tomorrow Builders Fellowship. 63 St. Louisans joined the Tomorrow Builders in the 5-month process of designing solutions for our region’s early childhood education system.