We are pleased to report that we have found our 5th and final female founder for the purpose of completing our first GlobalGiving project as well as excited to announce our next big project.
Delescia Kimbrough from Infinite Assistance needed to rebrand her business and improve her storytelling and website to build her businesses. We have just begun work on helping her rewrite and redesign her site. We will be sure to share it with you when we are done.
Illinois Project Soon to Launch
We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with New York-based global entrepreneurial ecosystem builder In Focus Brands. Robert Manasier its founder has been behind the scenes building successful initiatives like New York’s Innovate 518. Having successfully helped hundreds of businesses from seed to IPO grow, and raise funds, our alliance brings a wealth of resources to Illinois- and especially to women- that we together we will begin to deploy for entrepreneurs this spring. We are working to finalize partnerships with several other organizations-soon to be announced.
And we are looking to raise more funds for 5 more female founders to support. Will you consider donating again to our campaign based on our efforts from this first campaign?
1. Map current resources across the state one region- neighborhood- at a time, identify missing or lacking resources and build a strategic plan to drive economic development through entrepreneurship and innovation programs.
Will be looking at all programs from acceleration, academic, incubation, education, technology transfer, funding, workforce, and economic development and revenue growth will be taken into consideration and the strategy going forward will be based for the region and statewide on this data collected.
2. As the statewide strategic plan is built, all participating organizations will align to provide the following resources: entrepreneurial guidance, results orientated growth solutions, incubation systems, educational programs and events, capital funding solutions and operational support for small business owners, startups and scaling businesses.
Our goal is to be a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs seeking growth resources and who are lacking access to bank loans, angel and venture capital and unsure where to turn.
Never a dull moment here! We are excited about our growth and next steps and hope you are too!
Sana and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this initial support and hope you will consider supporting us on our Illinois initiative.
We would also appreciate your sharing our work and project with friends who you think might also want to support us.
GlobalGiving has a girl fund that is about to launch Feb 28th and your support would greatly be appreciated.
Lisa and Sana