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About BREAKTHROUGH

digitalundivided's BREAKTHROUGH Program, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co, 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
  • 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*
  • Guidance on scaling and expanding their business in virtual live sessions led by industry leaders.
  • Feedback and insights from experienced mentors and advisors.
  • A deeper understanding of the tools and resources necessary for establishing banking relationships
  • Access to digitalundivided’s community of diverse entrepreneurs.
  • Increased visibility and recognition in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Business Advisory Sessions and post-program support.

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

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KEY DATES

  • Recruitment cycle: June 3 - July 14
  • Selection of applicants: July 15 - July 22
  • Notify Finalists:  July 23
  • Onboarding of participants: July 24 - August 5

  • 3-week program: August 6 -  22 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

  • In-person Demo Day: Thursday, September 5

  • Time commitment: 2,5 hours per session twice a week virtually


PROGRAM CURRICULUM

  • Session 1: Program Overview and Fireside Chat

  • Session 2: Strategic Planning - Optimizing Operations for Growth

  • Session 3: Marketing and Branding Strategies + MWBE Certification

  • Session 4: Sales and Negotiation Strategies

  • Session 5: Funding Strategies + Building bank relationships & credit for loans

  • Session 6: The Art of Pitching/Storytelling

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