HustleSBE Cohort One

MARCH 11, 2020

HustleSBE Cohort One Graduation

On March 11, 2020, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership concluded its inaugural series of HustleSBE, a six session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region and the first of its kind in the South Bend - Elkhart region.

HustleSBE focuses on building the capacities of small businesses to scale beyond their current operations, regardless of industry. The first cohort included businesses from real estate, manufacturing, food, training/development, and government relations.

“HustleSBE has been a great opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of operating a successful business and has allowed me to engage with accomplished business leaders who are part of our regional economy,” said Hodge Patel, managing partner of Capital Consulting Solutions, LLC. “Moreover, I have forged relationships with my peers that have resulted in new market opportunities and sales for both parties.” To read the full press release, click here.

GRADUATES

Cohort One

KATHY BURNETTE

The Brain Lair Bookstore

LAQUISHA JACKSON

Soulful Kitchen LLC

BARBARA TURNER

Revive Homes

LEONARDO DURAN

Cinco 5

HODGE PATEL

Capitol Consulting Solutions

RHONDA GIPSON-WILLIS

RGW Ventures

MARIAH TRENCH

Mechanical Arts Contractors

PROGRAM SUPPORT

CELENA GREEN

Facilitator
HustleSBE

BETHANY HARTLEY

Chief Strategy Officer
South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership