Boosting Black and Latinx Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia

Philadelphia promotes itself as a friendly place to do business. But we also hear in our reporting that opportunities for funding, networks and other resources are harder to come by — both locally and nationally — if you're a person of color.

This 10-part series was written to highlight Black and Latinx entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, including the inequities these founders face so they can be addressed — as well as explores what resources do exist to support their growth, and what more is needed.

The series asked: What's working in supporting Black and Latinx founders? What isn't? It was underwritten by PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a state-backed funder of early-stage and established technology firms.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Lo que 10 emprendedores afroamericanos y latinos dicen que necesitan para triunfar en Filadelfia

By Michael Butler

Mayor facilidad para acceder a los recursos, asesoría, apoyo institucional en las primeras etapas, mejor representación entre los entes decisorios y apoyo en el fortalecimiento de capacidades, son los llamados que surgieron de estos creadores de empresa de color locales.