On June 7, 2023, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership concluded its sixth HustleSBE cohort, a business bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region.
“HustleSBE was a great experience,” said Jasmine Wall, owner of Goshen’s The Imagination Spot. “Our facilitator, Jess Koscher, is full of knowledge, ideas and is an inspiration. I loved learning from all the speakers every week who are experts in their field. All the participants are in various stages of their business, and it was great to brainstorm together and learn from each other.”
HustleSBE sessions were held at the LIFT Training Room at the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Office. The applicant pool for this cohort was 61 percent African American or Black business owners, and 39 percent Multiracial, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American or Caucasian or White business owners, with 87 percent female and 13 percent male. Cohort Six included businesses from apparel and fashion, retail, consumer services, and marketing and advertising.
“This new cohort joins a growing family of HustleSBE graduates,” said Bethany Hartley, President and CEO of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership. “The passion and dedication these graduates have shown for building their business is an inspiration, and the connections they’ve made will prove invaluable. These entrepreneurs help make our region a better place.”
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