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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