HustleSBE

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COHORT 2 GRADUATES!

HustleSBE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

HustleSBE is a business bootcamp created by the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the South Bend - Elkhart region. The virtual 12-session program is dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority and women-owned businesses.

Participants gather for interactive learning and one-on-one coaching with their business coach and HustleSBE facilitator, Celena Green. Participants have the opportunity to 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 both during a crisis like COVD-19 and beyond.

2

Cohorts Completed

17

Graduates

18

Companies

$10,000

Allocated to Graduates

HustleSBE Facts

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

12 SESSIONS OVER 6 WEEKS

Cohort 3 will launch in the fall of 2020. Sessions will be delivered online in 1.5 hour sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Tuesday sessions will deliver training and the Thursday session will dive into discussion.

$50 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE

The total cost of the HustleSBE program is $750 per participant. Through the generosity of the Diversity 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 January 2020 – December 2020). ie Spark at Saint Mary’s, Commercialization Engine at IDEA Center

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