Boston ranks as the number city in the U.S. for income inequality. The fragmented nature of Boston’s ecosystem by gender, race, and education requires dedicated to outreach and recruitment efforts by support organizations to reach minority entrepreneurs and to meet them where they are in their entrepreneurial journeys.
xcelerateBOS, a network, and program designed to help minority creative business get to market and thrive. xcelerateBOS builds minority wealth and ownership focused on community entrepreneurship and funding. The bottom line is there is no strong business network for creative businesses shaping the 21st century, this network will aim to fill that void. xcelerateBOS will be the first pilot. xcelerateBOS has a c3 partnership with the Transformative Culture Project.
A business network for the rest of us.
$70,000 has been given pitch contest money
One million+ dollars in capital raised
180+ jobs created
9 storefronts have been opened.
115 local businesses are a part of the network currently.
90% people of color
85% under the age of 40