Village Capital and The Black Innovation Alliance are accepting applications for the second iteration of Resource, a nationwide program to support and uplift entrepreneur support organizations (think incubators and accelerators) that are led by and focused on founders of color.
The goal of Resource is to create a stronger entrepreneurial infrastructure for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous founders across the United States, by running ESO accelerators and building a community of practice around these ecosystem leaders. This will happen in two ways:
Source: Black and Brown Founders
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The Black Innovation Alliance (BIA) is a unifying body for innovator support organizations (ISOs) creating pathways to Black prosperity and empowerment through the support and development of founders, entrepreneurs, and creative technologists.
BIA exists to strengthen the ecosystem that cultivates Black entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative technologists. It brings together support organizations leading work in this space and is the first of its kind.