CNHED has partnered with the George Washington University School of Business to develop a training for local entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C. through our new ELEVATE program. ELEVATE, which stands for Executive Leadership Education Venture Advancing Talented Entrepreneurs, aims to provide best-in-class training to minority small businesses located in the DC to acquire new skills that will allow them to more effectively and efficiently manage their business’ products and services and increase revenue and employment.
ELEVATE, developed by the George Washington University School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and led by faculty members, Professors George Solomon and Ayman El Tarabishy, provides training to minority small businesses in the District of Columbia to prepare them to more effectively and efficiently manage their business’ products and services while increasing revenue and employment.
Upon completion of the curriculum, ELEVATE students will be able to:
Entrepreneurs are the foundation of our economy and our community vitality. Designed to educate business owners and leaders who are already making an impact, ELEVATE will empower and connect the community of District entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to partner with CNHED and Ascend to promote this to benefit our community.
Must meet at least two of three criteria:
Applications for the ELEVATE curriculum are currently open and will close on Monday, December 21.Interested and qualified MBEs are encouraged to apply.
For questions or additional information, email ELEVATE@cnhed.org.
ELEVATE is part of JPMorgan Chase’s national Ascend program, which is a national initiative that provides minority-owned and women-owned businesses access to capital, public and private market opportunities and advanced management education. Ascend connects minority entrepreneurs to business schools, suppliers and community partners to improve access to the 3-Ms: management strength (through business education), markets (business-to-business and consumers), and money (seed capital, flexible credit and equity investment). Ascend was developed by the University of Washington Foster School of Business. It links business schools, business service-providing organizations and Community Development Financial Institutions to provide tools and resources that are not always available to businesses in underserved neighborhoods.