HustleSBE

HustleSBE Cohort 3

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

HustleSBE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Are you stuck working in the business rather than on the business? Do you have a few years of operations behind you and now you’re looking to go from surviving to thriving? Perhaps you aren’t clear on a path forward or the potential new revenues streams available to your company with little to no modifications to your current inventories or processes.

If any of this resonates with you, and you’re headquartered in the South Bend – Elkhart region, apply to HustleSBE Cohort 3 today! HustleSBE is a program for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Women business owners that already have a least a year in business and who are focused on exploring new solutions for their customers, generating new ideas, and shoring up current business practices to create a solid foundation upon which to grow.

HustleSBE was created as a cohort model to foster peer connections amongst business owners and support accountability between participants.

Participants gather for interactive learning and one-on-one coaching with their business coach and HustleSBE facilitator, Celena Green. Participants will hear from guest speakers from across the region that provided their expert knowledge and willingness to foster connections. HustleSBE focuses on creating resiliency and strengthening business strategies for long term, generational prosperity.

2

Cohorts Completed

17

Graduates

18

Companies

$10,000

Allocated to Graduates

HustleSBE Facts

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

12 SESSIONS OVER 12 WEEKS

Cohort 3 will launch February 21, 2021. Sessions will be delivered online in two-hour sessions on Wednesdays each week for 12 weeks. Time to be determined by accepted participants.

$50 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE

The total cost of the HustleSBE program is $750 per participant. Through the generosity of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, $700 will be awarded as scholarships to each participant in HustleSBE.

12 COMPANIES PER COHORT

Program participation is limited to twelve companies committed to growing their businesses.

RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM

Sessions are structured around the needs of the participants, with topics including business model canvas, access to capital, how to weather the storm of COVID19, and growth strategies.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Upon completion of HustleSBE, graduates will have access to funds (up to $1,000 per company) to implement strategies identified in the program.

POST-BOOTCAMP TRAINING

As a part of a digital community, cohort members learn from one another, as well as mentors and experts long after the bootcamp has ended.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Subject matter experts share their expertise with the HustleSBE participants to support their business growth. Best practices are explained in a way that is applicable to the participant’s business needs.

ACCESS TO CONNECTIONS

As a part of the Regional Partnership, graduates gain access to a network of influencers, decision-makers and opportunities to do business together. There are also opportunities to apply for capacity building scholarships.

GROWTH STRATEGY

HustleSBE is for already existing businesses looking to develop a sustainable growth strategy. Every industry and type is encouraged to apply. The tools and resources provided by HustleSBE are applicable to a variety of business models.

WE BREAK THE GROUND

YOU BUILD THE FUTURE

Requirements

FOR HUSTLESBE

+ Must complete the application

+ Companies are accepted from any industry

+ Currently, we do not accept any non-profits including 501c3, 501c6, etc.

+ Must be a full-time business owner

+ Must be at least one year in business

+ Must have access to a computer and high speed internet

Please note that we will not accept applications from businesses that would be concurrently participating in a business accelerator, bootcamp, or other cohort based model to develop their business. (Time frame September 2020 – June 2021). ie Spark at Saint Mary’s, SBEAP at Notre Dame, RISE, Commercialization Engine at IDEA Center.