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Tech Accelerator Program is now live!

Listen up Black and Brown Founders! Applications are now open for this no-fee no-equity accelerator program. Plug In South LA’s Tech Accelerator Program stimulates opportunities for dynamic businesses and business owners in our Black and Latinx communities. We create success by enabling and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in South LA and other diverse communities around the country.
Black and Brown Founders, pay attention! Our no-fee, no-equity accelerator program is now accepting applications. The Tech Accelerator Program at Plug In South LA fosters possibilities for creative startups and entrepreneurs in our Black and Latinx neighborhoods. We help businesses and entrepreneurs succeed in South LA and other diverse neighborhoods across the country by empowering and supporting them.  Entrepreneurs from “Courtside Ventures are among the mentors.  “RareBreed Ventures” is also joining the program with  “California Health Care Foundation” and ” Zeal Capital Partners” is a venture capital firm based in New York.

The program has led to $40K in grants for Health Care Tech Founders, Pilot Partnership with Health Care provider coming out of the program, and potential seed investment post cohort.

The Tech Accelerator Program at Plug In South LA fosters possibilities for creative startups and entrepreneurs in our Black and Latinx neighborhoods.

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Black Women it’s your time!

A growing number of businesses are welcoming Black female entrepreneurs into their vaults. In exchange, they usually use the funds to help other Black women establish or expand their businesses. According to the “digitalundivided,” a company formed by Black or Latina women, the 2018 “ProjectDiane report” was written by them. According to the survey, women failed 27 percent of the time in 2018, compared to a national average of 40 percent.
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There are two things guaranteed in life!

Taking over what’s happening on Wall Street. Shawn Rochester, the author of “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America,” and Robin Watkins, a well-known financial and operations accountant, have made history. They’re on their way to shattering even more financial barriers. Their most recent venture, Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisitions Inc. (MEOA), has generated $126.5 million to help minority businesses and organizations grow and prosper through mergers and acquisitions.

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We have the fix!

The second year of the Elevate prize and mentorship program has is in full swing overseen by  “Stitch Fix,” an online personal styling service. Made for the next generation of African-American entrepreneurs, the initiative aspires to build a more diverse and equitable retail environment. Each winner will get a monetary award of $25,000 as well as the opportunity to network with other businesses.

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The Great Reshuffle!

The Great Reshuffle, the Great Resignation, the Great Reprioritization, and the economics of “Take This Job and Shove It” are all terms you’ve probably heard of. “If April 2020 was the month of pink slips, as Covid-19’s rapid expansion resulted in the loss of 20.5 million jobs, then Fall 2021 [was] the beginning of their retribution,” The Times writes.  One of the industries that adapted in full force was the tech industry. How has it changed and where is its future headed?

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