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Equitable Business Development Program Designed for Minority East End Entrepreneurs | East Liberty Development Inc.

East Liberty Development Inc. will pilot a 9-month Business Development Program, with the longer term goal of securing a permanent, supportive, co-working space for minority business development.

This $15,000 investment will positively impact Equitable Development in Larimer.

Anticipated Results:

  • 10 participants joining the Catapult Program: From Start Up to Storefront for 9 months
  • 10 one-on-one mentoring sessions held
  • 8 Educational Seminars hosted
  • 8 Networking Events for participants, program sponsors, community businesses, community leaders and strategic partners
  • 3 sites identified for Larimer storefronts

IMPACT

The Gallery on Penn, a brick-and-mortar triple storefront location, opened in November 2018. This offered a space in which entrepreneurs in the Catapult: Startup to Storefront program could incubate their business while receiving help with business knowledge and drawing in clients. The space offers a variety of craft goods, such as hair and skin care, clothing, and African crafts. The first cohort of participants graduated in January 2019. Read more:

Media Coverage | Incubator that fosters East End entrepreneurs graduates its first cohort

The grand opening of the Gallery on Penn in November 2018.

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