BREAKTHROUGH
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About BREAKTHROUGH

digitalundivided's BREAKTHROUGH Program, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways, provides founders with a deeper understanding of their customers, startup funding, growth marketing strategies, and networking opportunities to scale their ventures. Each company accepted into the program will receive a $5,000 grant*!

In order to qualify for the program, founders must:
 

  • Identify as a woman
  • Identify as Black or Latina (or both)
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a business registered for at least a year
  • Have a majority ownership of an established business with traction
  • Have a technology component incorporated in business (website or mobile app)
  • Generate a minimum of $50,000 annual business revenue

Selected founders will receive:

  • A $5,000 grant*
  • A business mentor
  • A deeper understanding of the tools and resources necessary for establishing banking relationships
  • Sessions with industry leaders focused on growth marketing strategies, customer analytics, and startup funding
  • Access to digitalundivided’s community of Latina & Black women entrepreneurs
  • Business Advisory Sessions with our Entrepreneur in Residence and post-program support

*Program recipients receive a $5K cash grant that is subject to taxes.

Meet our Miami Cohort

Alisson Boettcher

BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFE HOUSE

Allison Boettcher Allison Boettcher is the Founder of Blue Mountain Coffee House, a… ABOUT ALLISON

Aurelia Edwards

STANDARD MEASURE TECHNOLOGIES CORP | NAILSTRY

Aurelia Edwars Aurelia Edwards is the founder of Nailstry, an AI-powered virtual… ABOUT AURELIA

Barbara Jacques

JACQ'S SKIN CARE

BARBARA JACQUES Barbara Jacques is the Founder and CEO of JACQ’S a vegan and sustainable… ABOUT Barbara

Crystal Turman

WELL SPRINGS COUNSELING SERVICES LLC

Crystal Turman Crystal Turman is the owner of Wellspring Counseling Services, LLC, a… ABOUT CRYSTAL

France Makabu

MAKABU GORDON LLC

FRANCE MAKABU France Makabu- Gordon is the owner and GM of Makabu Gordon LLC, a real estate… About FRANCE

Gined Lopez

ALBERTO PUERTO MUSIC

Gined Lopez Gined Lopez Ganem is the Co-Founder of Alberto Puerto Music and GG Art Space,… ABOUT Gined

Jamila Powerll

NATURALLY DRENCHED

Jamila Powell Jamila Powell is the founder of Naturally Drenched, a sustainable… About Jamila

Karina Moises

BEAUTOLOGY LAB

Karina Moises Karina Moises is the Founder and CEO of BEAUTOLOGY LAB, a clean-clinical,… ABOUT KARINA

Lymarie Jimenez

NOKOMIS HOME FRAGRANCE

LYMARIE JIMENEZ Lymarie Jimenez is the Founder and CEO of Nokomis Home Fragrance, a… ABOUT LIMARIE

Monika Sanchez

VAKIS FOODS CORP | TRATTORIA DI VAKIS

MONIKA SANCHEZ Monika Sanchez is the founder and president of Trattoria Di Vakis, a fresh… ABOUT MONIKA

Paris Allen

ITRAVEL2GETAWAY

PARIS ALLEN Paris Allen is the Owner of iTravel2Getaway, LLC, a luxury boutique travel… About PARIS

Sentrell Marsh

SENSUAL CANCLE CO.

SENTRELL MARSH Sentrell Marsh is the Founder and Creative Director of Sensual Candle Co. A… ABOUT SENTRELL

Terrinique Pennerman

KURLEE BELLE LLC

Terrenique Pennerman Terrinique Pennerman is the CEO of Kurlee Belle LLC, a hair care… ABOUT TERRINIQUE

Trudie Ives

TRU LOGISTICS LLC

TRUDIE IVES Trudie Ives serves as the CEO of Tru Logistics, a company specializing in auto… ABOUT TRUDIE

Yasnay Montalvo

MICRO - BUSINESS CATALYST

Yasnay Montalvo Yasnay Montalvo is the founder of Micro-Business Catalyst, a full-service… ABOUT YASNAY

Get to know our BREAKTHROUGH Entrepreneur-in- Residence

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Chasity Williams

Chasity Williams has over 15 years of experience as a technology leader. She’s led high-performing teams to build technology products, design innovative solutions, develop business-tech strategies and deploy capital investments resulting in increased business performance and profitability. She currently serves on Microsoft’s US CPG & Retail digital advisory empowering Fortune 500 organizations to discover new growth opportunities leveraging digital transformation.

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