The 2020 Street Entrepreneurs Accelerator
is designed to help you grow your business and solve problems that matter most to you. This DC-based program funded by the Mayor's Office is designed to help you sharpen your skills in sales, operations, finance, accounting, communications and marketing; connect with coaches and mentors; and build a community of potential business partners. The accelerator will begin in February, and runs run from Friday to Sunday as a tour each across each ward. Apply here
- the first 20 to apply with code "BEACON" will receive free access. BEACON grant recipients are guaranteed acceptance into the program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Apply to pitch at Pipeline Angels Pitch Summit
, an opportunity for invited women and non-binary femme entrepreneurs to present their for-profit social ventures for a chance to secure funding. Pipeline Angels serves as the friends and family round for entrepreneurs who may not have support at that critical stage, and since its launch in April 2011 has graduated over 300 members from their angel investing bootcamp, invested more than US$5M in 50+ companies. Ensure you meet criteria and apply by January 31
Build Without Burnout
is a six-month holistic wellness training program for founders presented by SoGal. This curated and intimate founder training program is designed to help you navigate the highs and lows of entrepreneurship -- because your business is at it's best when you're at your best
Black and minority-owned startups are invited to apply to pitch at Black Tech 2020
, a conference for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. 10 finalists will be selected to present their company on the main stage on April 18, 2020. Apply by February 20
Looking for a higher salary or rate? Ladies Get Paid
is a resource that provides community to help women negotiate for equal pay and power in the workplace. Learn how you can join their private network of 60,000 women worldwide.
Calling all culinary and culinary-adjacent. Join the Entrepreneurship & Food Jobs Mailing List
to stay connected to the Food Policy Council's subcommittee on Entrepreneurship and Food Jobs. This is an exciting new initiative spurred by DSLBD's Inno.ED Team in partnership with the Latino Economic Development Center. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. Subscribe
for more info.
a BEACON grant recipient and hub for activism located in the heart of DC, is renting out its space! If you're looking for a venue to host a fundraiser, happy hour, birthday party or whatever else your heart or biz desires, look no further. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries!
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a goal of $910 million for FY20 Small Business Enterprise (BSE) spending!
Find and take advantage of these opportunities through the FY20 Green Book
Do you need funding for your business? EnrichHER
helps women grow incredible ventures through their funding platform and network. Through a SEC/FINRA-approved lending platform that connects revenue-generating women-led companies seeking up to $250,000 with accredited, non-accredited and institutional lenders. Apply here.
Use BEACON's code for a free trial to Ureeka. Ureeka's mission is to democratize economic opportunity by reducing the cost and risk of growing small to medium businesses. By joining the community, small businesses gain unprecedented access to:
- PEOPLE: a network of Peers, Mentors, and Coaches (“PMC Community”);
- TOOLS: a proprietary Growth Framework, Needs Assessment, Goal Setting, and Notes Area;
- SERVICES: a marketplace of curated business area specialists who will help you execute efficiently and economically (“Marketplace”)
Founded by Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures, Ureeka is thrilled to offer a free, 3-month trial membership to our community. Enter code "BeaconBeta
" at www.ureeka.biz/joinnow
to get started.
The DC Business Toolkit
is a free, centralized platform with access to resources, events, agency and service provider points-of-contact, and business networking. It contains all you need to know to open and grow your business in the District of Columbia!
Are you planning a startup-related event or have a resource the DC startup community could use? Email email@example.com for inclusion in their next email newsletter!