Thanks to a grant from NC IDEA, a group in Wilmington, NC is launching a 16-week accelerator for small, minority and women-owned businesses. The “Back on the Block Minority Accelerator” program will accept 10 companies in the inaugural cohort.
“Our program is designed to drive focus for minority small business owners and expose opportunities that had not been seen before,” Girard Newkirk, Co-Founder of Genesis Block, said in this news article. “We’ll work to assure their customer solution fits their market and help them accelerate growth. Perhaps the greatest long term benefit they’ll have is the access we’ll provide to essential resources from within our region.”