Announcing Chicago Ascend 2020

THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WILL FUND NEW PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES ON SOUTH AND WEST SIDES The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are beginning a three-year partnership to support the growth of minority-owned businesses that provide...

Announcing Washington DC Ascend 2020

Ascend 2020 DC Kickoff Event As a part of its Small Business Forward Initiative JPMorgan Chase & Co. is investing $500,000 in Ascend 2020 DC – a new partnership between Project 500 and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington Area...

Announcing Atlanta Ascend 2020

Ascend 2020 Atlanta Launch Event JPMorgan Chase & Co. is partnering with Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center and TechSquare Labs to launch Ascend2020 Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem building initiative for minority-led...
Announcing San Francisco Bay Area Ascend 2020

Announcing San Francisco Bay Area Ascend 2020

As part of the firm’s Small Business Forward commitment, the University of Washington Foster School of Business was awarded a grant to lead Ascend 2020 – a 3-year effort to promote local support ecosystems for neighborhood-based businesses inner-city and...
University of Washington Foster School of Business

University of Washington Foster School of Business

Connecting students and small businesses to help boost the local economy Over 23 years ago, Nishit Mehta drafted a small-business plan. As a pharmacist, his vision was to provide low-cost generic prescriptions nationwide; by 1993, he had launched HyGen. It was a...

Moving Small Business Forward

Two years ago, JPMorgan Chase committed $30 million to support the development of small businesses. Utilizing a highly-focused incubator model to cultivate businesses within high-growth sectors, we yielded real results. A review of our first nine grantees revealed...