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Apply to a National Program for Diverse Entrepreneurs

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Hofstra Renames Business School Building Hofstra University has renamed its new, state-of-the-art business school building to honor longtime trustee Leo A. Guthart, whose commitment and support of the University spans more than four decades. The Center for Entrepreneurship is now the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read the press release. For the past three years, through innovative programming and aggressive outreach, Ascend Long Island has helped diverse entrepreneurs develop the capacity to win contracts from larger companies. Applications our now open for our next cohort. Learn more here. Great Neck Plaza has teamed up with Hofstra University and its Business Development Center to offer virtual monthly sessions on tips for staying in business during the COVID-19 pandemic & beyond. Read Newsday article or Watch on News 12. Are you interested in bringing this Downtown Business Program to your community? Contact: Congratulations to Tamara Desvarieu, Founder of: Ageless Medical Spa and Wellness on the grand opening of her business. Tamara is a an EAC graduate. The Entrepreneurship Assisistance Center (EAC) is a 10-week program for entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. Congratulations to alumnus and ideaHUb client, Michael Lai and the team at Asian Feed. Asian Feed is a media publication platform amplifying Asian stories. Since launching just four months ago, Asian Feed has been featured on CNN and has a following that is rapidly growing. Outside Events MWBE Training Tuesdays Webinar Series The "Training Tuesdays" webinar series is a series of online capacity building seminars to inform participants on best practices in marketing your business to NYS agencies & authorities. Register here: June 15th - Navigation the Contract Reporter June 22nd - MWBE Webinar - Effective Bid Pricing June 29th - Doing Business with Cuny Virtual SBIR/STTR Intensive Workshop Raising Venture Capital in NYS Workshops led by experts from BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, join the live Virtual Classroom for an interactive, 2 day (6/15 & 6/16) SBIR/STTR workshop; review the basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. Register here. The BBCetc SBIR/STTR Managers' Series Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program. A monthly series featuring SBIR/STTR program managers telling you what you need to know to have success with their agencies. This series is for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. Sign up here. 2nd Annual Manufacturing Workshop sponsored by TDO, FuzeHub and CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Topics include: 21 CFR 820 Quality Systems Regulations/ISO 13485; Overview of ISO 9001; NYS MEPs and NYSTAR Manufacturing Assests available to startups; Contract Manufacturing Services Pitch. Date: 9/16, 08:00 AM. Register here. Competitions and Accelerators NYSHealth Funding Opportunity: "Advancing Healthy Food, Healthy Lives" Through this RFP, awards of up to $300,000 will be granted to organizations for New York-targeted projects. Competitive projects will be committed to improving racial and health equity in New York’s food system. Applicants must first complete an online inquiry form, with a deadline of June 9, 2021. Apply here. Grow-NY® Food & Agriculture Competition Grow-NY is a business competition focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region. The competition attracts innovative, high-growth food and agriculture startups. Finalists will pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to $1 million. Deadline: 7/15. Apply here. The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. Nominate a friend or colleague here. Grants FuzeHub is offering grants of up to $10,000 each to support projects in which a New York State manufacturer:

  • Participates in one of FuzeHub’s “Manufacturing Reimagined” workshops or webinars

  • Receives technical assistance from a NYSTAR Innovation Asset

  • Identifies a project that will help the manufacturer manage challenges created by COVID-19. Apply here.

PPE Related offered through ITAC Are you a NYS PPE manufacturer focused on maximizing PPE lifespan? If so, you may be eligible to apply for $10,000 grants to help you scale your operations! Apply here. IFW First Women Grant Program Each recipient will receive a $10K grant plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through June 2021. Apply here. Local Initiative Support Corporation Rural Relief Small Business Grants LISC is not a government agency but receives funds from them as well as from foundations, corporations and banks. Applicants need to certify having been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and that they are promoting the best interests of the community. More information is available at SoGal Black Founder Startup Grant Cash grants for Black women & non-binary founders & entrepreneurs; 9 grants of $10K & $5K; Awardees receive tactical help navigating fundraising environment. This application is rolling, with new grantees awarded at the end of each month. Apply here. Rural Relief Small Business Grants LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. Apply here. Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) (for non-profits) Long Island’s community foundation, serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Learn more about their competitive grants here. New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) network has launched competitive grant programs to help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19. Learn more here. Have you used They provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. Learn more. COVID-19 Resources The Small Business Administration Effective immediately applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined to The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) info: visit here. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Learn more about the resources to help your business during these challenging times. Read more here.


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