Minority women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs, yet recent studies have shown that businesses owned by women of color are less likely to be selected for funding from angel investors and other financial institutions.
We are excited to continue our work in dissolving this disparity with the PROSPECTUS Online Business Accelerator Program.
PROSPECTUS focuses on providing both the trainings and resources needed to build and scale businesses founded by multicultural women
Overview | PROSPECTUS Online Business Accelerator
Walker’s Legacy presents, PROSPECTUS, a 9-week accelerated online entrepreneurship training program that utilizes original curriculum, a cohort model, and a structured learning environment to aid multicultural women entrepreneurs and business owners in scaling and commercializing their entrepreneurial ventures.
Participant entrepreneurs collaborate with and learn from industry leaders, professors, investors, government officials and peer entrepreneurs. Through participation, women business owners and entrepreneurs will develop the important resources, skills, and networks needed to successfully build and maintain a prosperous business.
PROSPECTUS utilizes the following:
- Original curriculum
- Dedicated entrepreneurship instructor
- Cohort model and a structured learning environment to aid entrepreneurs and business owners in advancing their entrepreneurial pursuits
- Participant entrepreneurs collaboration with from industry leaders, professors, investors, government officials and peer entrepreneurs
- Development of important resources, skills, and networks needed to successfully build and maintain a prosperous business.
Cohort Details: The Spring 2018 Cohort will host a total of 25 participants. Participants will be connected via number of offline communication channels (i.e. Facebook Group, Group Messaging, etc.)
Course Frequency: Courses are held via our virtual platform on weekly basis on Sunday evenings (EST). During each course, participants are guided by an entrepreneurship instructor and industry business leader. Participants and have the ability to participate and ask questions accordingly
Networking and Funding Opportunities: Participants are able to compete for prize funding during the Walker’s Legacy National Pitch Competition and Entrepreneurship Summit (Detroit, MI). There, participants have the opportunity to network and pitch their venture in front of a national audience of industry leaders, potential investors, and professionals.
Demographic: This program is specifically designed for our target demographic of multicultural women (African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American) with a focus on technology integration in their business ventures. The program welcomes entrepreneurs who have businesses at any phase of growth (i.e. ideation, start-up, growth, established)
Additional information on PROSPECTUS and registration can be found in the FAQ here.
About the 2017 PROSPECTUS Program and Cohort:
The Spring 2017 program was sponsored by HPE, Google, and Wells Fargo, and hosted a cohort of 75 women in from cities across the United States including Bronx, NY, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. Five (5) finalists joined Walker’s Legacy for the National Pitch Competition and Entrepreneurship Summit in Houston, TX for the opportunity to win $5,000 in prize funding. Read more about last year’s PROSPECTUS Cohort here.