1863 is intended to serve as a reminder of the potential of the New Majority and seeks to re-stimulate the entrepreneurial mindset in people of color to achieve economic freedom for themselves and their communities. We want to help small businesses grow to high growth companies, as well as contribute to the economic freedom and financial security of millions of people of color.
emerging business program
Project 500 works with businesses to help them leverage the investments being made in DC by preparing them – personally and professionally - for significant growth opportunities. The project provides hands on training, capacity building, mentoring and networking.
accelerate 500: high growth business program
Accelerate 500 supports businesses seeking high growth opportunities within 6-12 months of graduation and has at least two years of customer traction in the region. The program is an intense six weeks and provides rigors business content, reflection and application of scale strategies in the areas of sales, finance, human resources and operations.