GWDI launches Urban Elevation Accelerator

June 6, 2022

Are you a Dayton business owner ready to get your “business together”? Well the GWDI has your back!

Last week, GWDI launched their new business program, the Urban Elevation Accelerator.

The Urban Elevation Accelerator is a 12-month program to help entrepreneurs start or grow their business with the intention of creating positive profits and a strong business foundation for underrepresented and under-resourced entrepreneurs.

A mix of educators, subject matter experts, successful entrepreneurs, students and others will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development. Sixteen entrepreneurs will be accepted into the program, which begins with a six-week bootcamp called the Elevation Academy on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 to Aug. 20.

The Urban Elevation Accelerator program operates on the calendar year and includes:

  • Six weeks of business skill training through the Elevation Academy

  • Six months of free mentoring from successful business owners and entrepreneurs

  • One-on-one student consulting for a special project

  • Connections to community resources to help your business grow

  • Access to the Cultural Capital Micro-lending Program and other funding opportunities

  • Promotion of your business in on the GWDI website and social media platforms

  • Additional training and classes to support your business

  • Access to co-working and meeting space at the Greater West Dayton Incubator at the Hub powered by PNC Bank

Apply by June 30. Learn more here.