MWBEs

MEDA Million Dollar Challenge Announces 22 Semi- Finalists

A young minority entrepreneur

The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) just announced the 22 semi-finalists for its 2019 Million Dollar Challenge, which will be held on July 31, 2019. The 22 start-ups will be competing for a share of $1 million in financing, which will be split between four finalists. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony following […]

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New York’s MWBE Program Overhaul Approved by the Legislature

Image shows a construction worker who benefits from NY MWBE program

Late last month, the New York State Legislature voted to approve changes to the state’s MWBE program, expanding opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Sponsored by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, the legislation won praise from Speaker Carl Heastie, and Governmental Operations Committee Chair Michele […]

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Minority Business Development Agency Seeking Award Nominations

Winners of 2018 MBDA Annual Awards

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency is accepting nominations for its National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards. Bestowed by the Department of Commerce since 1982, the awards recognize minority-owned business enterprises for outstanding achievements in three different categories: Minority Firms of the Year, Champions of Minority Business Development and Individual Achievement. Each category is further […]

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“Women of Color in Tech” Events Happening Now

Walker’s Legacy, a quarterly lecture series dedicated to furthering the interests of business women of color, is teaming up with Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to sponsor a series of events highlighting women of color in tech. The lecture series will feature multicultural women who have successfully forged a career path in the […]

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There’s Still Time to Apply for a FastTrac® Course

People learning in a FastTrac class

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is sponsoring a series of free entrepreneurial training courses for minority and women-owned business in the five boroughs of New York. Known as FastTrac®, the series features courses aimed at both emerging and established businesses with the goal of helping them reach their next level of success. FastTrac® […]

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