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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...

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...

A day of Hands-on Capital Advising at Path 2 Cash 2017

A day of Hands-on Capital Advising at Path 2 Cash 2017

Dozens of local entrepreneurs recently gathered at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College, to receive hands-on, tailored advice on how to access capital and grow their businesses. On July 12, 54 entrepreneurs were paired with...

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 Community...

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...