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7 lessons on building an inclusive accelerator via Science Center’s Launch Lane

Jun. 23, 2021 5:33 pm

7 lessons on building an inclusive accelerator via Science Center’s Launch Lane

For instance, anonymous review and intentional network development infuse equity in the recruitment and selection process, write the startup development program's evaluators.
The new Black Business Leadership Coalition: We will build generational wealth regardless of gov funding

Jun. 23, 2021 2:55 pm

The new Black Business Leadership Coalition: We will build generational wealth regardless of gov funding

The group wants $20 million of Philadelphia's expected $1.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to go toward biz growth initiatives in the Black community. Whether that happens or not, its leaders have some other recommendations to make change.
This national collective addressing equity in capital launched ahead of Juneteenth. A Philly org is involved

Jun. 16, 2021 4:04 pm

This national collective addressing equity in capital launched ahead of Juneteenth. A Philly org is involved

Inclusive Capital Collective convenes partners from across the country to take aim at systemic racism and build community wealth. Its first focus is real estate, with a case study from the newly formed Black Squirrel Collective.
One year later, West Philadelphia’s community and businesses continue to rebuild

Jun. 15, 2021 1:55 pm

One year later, West Philadelphia’s community and businesses continue to rebuild

The Enterprise Center and the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative have added services to support the dozens of small businesses disrupted by police violence, protests and vandalism in June and October 2020.
With the Economy League PAGE program, J’nelle Lawrence advocates for small business owners of color

Jun. 14, 2021 9:59 am

With the Economy League PAGE program, J’nelle Lawrence advocates for small business owners of color

The Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity program works to diversity large supply chains. Its director says 2020's social unrest brought added significance to the work that she and others have been doing for close to two decades.
One big strategy to reduce racial wealth inequality: employee ownership

Jun. 4, 2021 1:56 pm

One big strategy to reduce racial wealth inequality: employee ownership

SES ESOP Strategies' Sean Tamba-Matthew outlines actions that can drive increased employee ownership for workers of color in Philadelphia and successful ownership transitions for the city’s minority-owned businesses.
The infrastructure supporting the deployment of 5G is critical for digital equity

May 28, 2021 12:30 pm

The infrastructure supporting the deployment of 5G is critical for digital equity

Comms infrastructure company Crown Castle's St. Martin K. Torrence on why 5G connectivity is an access issue, and what's being done now to expand it in Philadelphia.
The new StudyMoney website makes financial education more accessible for people with disabilities

May 27, 2021 10:23 am

The new StudyMoney website makes financial education more accessible for people with disabilities

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation's site relaunched with full accessibility and interactivity this month after incorporating user testing through the design process.
Eagles legend Brian Dawkins is using tech to boost youth mental health

May 26, 2021 4:33 pm

Eagles legend Brian Dawkins is using tech to boost youth mental health

The NFL Hall of Famer paired with education platform EVERFI to bring a digital mental health resource to more Philly schools. Plus, his advice for pivoting when one career comes to an end.
This new internship gets Black and brown college students into the wealth management industry

May 25, 2021 5:04 pm

This new internship gets Black and brown college students into the wealth management industry

Seven local rising college juniors and seniors will spend their summers working in VC and private equity firms in a Steppingstone Scholars program created to address systematic barriers in the industry.

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