We are digitalundivided. For over ten years, we have provided underrepresented founders,
at various stages of running a business, with the space to improvise and innovate.
When it comes to the brilliance of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and
Spelman College—we see you and we want to invest in your business vision.
digitalundivided is excited to launch START at the Atlanta University Center,
sponsored by JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways .
Together, we are looking to arm 30 student led-businesses with the funding and resources to build sustainable ventures.
Who is eligible to apply?
The program is open to any full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in their junior or senior year at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College or Spelman College.
Is there a limit to the number of times a student can apply?
We will only review the first application submitted per company, and founders are not allowed to apply as more than one company. We welcome applications from companies that include co-founders, especially those with leadership teams that reflect the mission of digitalundivided.
When and where will the START program take place?
All sessions will be held online. Sessions will run every Tuesday, from March 26, 2024 until April 23, 2024, 6-7:30 p.m. ET.
What will participants gain from participating?
The program will equip selected students with a competitive training in launching a startup including guidance on developing a business model canvas, identifying their customer personas and hypothesis and pitching their venture. All participants who successfully complete the program will have a pitch deck and will be eligible for a $5,000 grant.
What is the selection process?
Once applications close on February 26, 2024, we will review submissions and invite selected semi-finalists to a 15-minute online interview in early March. Finalist ventures will be determined and notified - we don’t typically announce it publicly until the cohort starts on March 26, 2024. We will notify declined applicants before the public cohort announcement via email.