Applications closed on February 03, 2023, at 6:00 PM EST.
ELEVATED CITIES is supported through Mastercard’s “In Solidarity” initiative, a program launched in 2021 dedicated to investing in Black communities across the U.S. by generating funding and opportunities for Black-owned Businesses.
ELEVATED CITIES builds on Our Village United’s ELEVATE program which works to provide wrap-around support for solopreneurs and microbusinesses through targeted capital grants, technical assistance, shared professional services, and wellness support for the business owner.
ELEVATED CITIES will impact Black-owned businesses across Atlanta, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New Orleans, New York City, Dayton, Birmingham, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia to deliver strategies and practices that will scale these businesses for growth. At the end of each cohort, a small number of businesses will be selected to participate in a highly competitive pitch competition for a chance to win grant funding ranging from $10,000-15,000.
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Never go alone with access to wellness coaches, mentors, and our community of driven entrepreneurs to help you thrive.