HustleSBE

HustleSBE

A BUSINESS BOOTCAMP

HustleSBE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

If any of this resonates with you, and you’re headquartered in the South Bend – Elkhart region, apply to HustleSBE Cohort Four today! HustleSBE was created as a cohort model to foster peer connections amongst business owners and support accountability between participants.

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 Cohort Four is a joint venture between the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership and the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. The program will convene Tuesday afternoons, 5:00 – 7:00pm beginning September 7, 2021.

3

Cohorts Completed

25

Graduates

25

Companies

$19,000

Allocated to Graduates

HustleSBE Facts

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

12 SESSIONS OVER 12 WEEKS

Cohort Four launches on September 7, 2021. Sessions are held in-person from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the offices of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, located in downtown Elkhart. Attendance is required for all sessions to graduate.

$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 of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, $700 will be awarded as scholarships to each participant in HustleSBE.

15 COMPANIES PER COHORT

Program participation is limited to fifteen 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, 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 growing 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 June 2021 – December 2021). ie Spark at Saint Mary’s, SBEAP at Notre Dame, RISE, Commercialization Engine at IDEA Center.