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City of South Bend and enFocus lead partners to develop a toolkit of digital resources for residents

Digital Inclusion Toolkit will help connect the 30% of area residents without home access to low/no cost resources to meet the demands of social distancing South Bend, IN. (May 7, 2020) – enFocus, a nonprofit that attracts talent to regional organizations to catalyze change, has partnered with the City of South Bend to create a…

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New Training Programs Now Available to Regional Startups & Business Owners!

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is excited to announce two new training programs available to startups and business owners located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region (SBE Region). Startup South Bend Elkhart’s Pre-Accelerator Program is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs validate (or invalidate) their idea while adding to the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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A region that hustles: Inaugural class of HustleSBE graduates from bootcamp

The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) recently concluded its inaugural bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. HustleSBE is a six-session program dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority- and women-owned businesses. Participants gathered for interactive learning…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Entrepreneurship Committee, Startup South Bend – Elkhart

Startups will face challenges in the coming months due to the spread of COVID-19. Startup South Bend – Elkhart (SUSBE), the Entrepreneurship Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, recently renewed their partnership with Elevate Ventures to extend through 2022. This partnership continues to strengthen SUSBE’s ability to support the ongoing development and…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee continues to focus on access – to capital, contracts, and contacts – for women and minorities in the South Bend – Elkhart region. HustleSBE, a regionally-based business bootcamp for women and minority business owners, graduated its first cohort, and applications have opened for the second cohort, HustleSBE Sprint…

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