A joint effort between JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward Initiative and the University of Washington Foster School of Business’ Consulting and Business Development Center, Ascend 2020 will grow inner-city businesses and minority-owned businesses by creating local ecosystems in major metropolitan areas across the US.

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Project 500: A Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

Melissa Bradley, managing director of Project 500 Melissa Bradley is the managing director of Project 500, a public-private partnership program to help diverse businesses scale their companies. Bradley is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown...

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Mills College Receives $100,000 Grant from JPMorgan Chase

Mills College is pleased to announce a $100,000 two-year grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in support of the Ascend 2020 Bay Area collaborative which will provide a full continuum of capital and technical assistance to start and scale high-impact small businesses owned...

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