Let the journey begin!
About the V.E.R. program:
Led by a diverse network of instructors and mentors from the social impact sector, this 5-month incubator brings a comprehensive and proven curriculum of business development to early-stage Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs.
From September 2020 to February 2021 our Fellows meet (virtually) with our amazing instructors for:
Ten development sessions include:
Mission & Vision Setting
Program & Product Development
Pilot Programming & MVP Design
Financial Management & Budgeting
Fundraising & Development
Diversity & Leadership Panel
Participants also receive:
Access to industry panels and workshops
A community of like-minded entrepreneurs
$100 stipend for continued Professional Development
Curated introductions and referrals for your business
A personal mentor to support the leadership journey
A culminating ‘KickBack’ celebration in February 2021
Interested in Volunteering?
Learn more about our Volunteer Service Programs here!
Rasheeda Mccallum - Black Chef Movement's mission is to fuel the fight against injustice in our communities through the preparation and distribution of healthy, nutrient-rich meal
Our alumni leave the program with:
Clarity: to prioritize and execute the next right steps for your company
Confidence: as a leader to attract the right partners or supporters for sustained growth
Community: a diverse network of social impact leaders in your corner
Yuna became a student of management through 10 years of managing inter-generational, multi-cultural and multi-departmental teams. In Guatemala, she successfully helped over 250 teachers scale-up a health education program in 21 public schools. She positioned leadership at each institute to translate a program concept into a fully operational program with milestones and key performance indicators.
Luis Martinez, MSOL is an Afro-Latino from Honduras and raised in Brooklyn, New York with an M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership, Luis is an advocate, networker, and ecosystem builder. A Former Pro Basketball Player and U.S. Navy Veteran, currently he is the Founder/CEO for “We Tha Plug '' WTP works with Pan-African & Latinx founders and startups at all levels. (Ideation Phase to Pre-Seed & Series A Round).
“--Unlike anything I've experienced. It's been invaluable. We still use those lessons to measure our success, today.”
— Karen, Co-Founder
Clinicians of the Diaspora
"I got to set aside the way that I would normally approach my business and be in a community that allowed me to learn and fail."
— Donte, Founder
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Alums in the house
Since 2018 we’ve helped over 100 founders of color
launch or grow their companies