The Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network project aims to enhance services and build capacity to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Hamilton and Windsor areas.
Through the project, Empowerment Squared, working alongside a consortium of partners such as WEtech Alliance, Innovation Factory, Hamilton Black History Council, CoMotion, Mohawk College and McMaster University, will provide Black entrepreneurs in the Hamilton and Windsor areas with advisory services, mentorship, entrepreneurial training and networking opportunities to help them succeed.
The project aims to support the creation of 80 new jobs and 275 Black entrepreneurs. For official press release, click here.
WEtech Alliance will be the project’s lead implementing partner in the Windsor-Essex region, in collaboration with members of the Windsor-Essex Black Entrepreneur and Professional Program Advisory Committee, and will be subcontracted to support the successful execution of the project in the region, including local service delivery, networking, matchmaking and mentorship, promotional activities, hosting events and activities, supplying space, and connecting participants with affiliated services. The project will also see a full-time Coordinator hired to support the program delivery in Windsor-Essex.