Center For Economic Inclusion Vanguard Accelerator

This program offers $50,000 in grants and scholarships for Latina and Black women-owned businesses in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. All selected grant recipients will receive scholarships to a Founders First accelerator program for continuing education, along with consideration for forgivable loans ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. Interested businesses can pre-register ahead of the full application launch on January 16, 2024; the application deadline is on February 13, 2024.