Building For Equity
breaking down barriers
Through collaborative partnerships, Girls for Technology is leading the way for Black and Latina Women and the Hartford community, the fifth poorest city in America, to engage in innovative, sustainable program solutions that will be the catalyst to wealth creation and economic success of Black and Latina families to build more equitable communities by increasing access to higher-paying jobs and small business ownership opportunities.
APPLICANT MUST BE A BLACK AND/OR BROWN WOMAN-IDENTIFYING BUSINESS OWNER OF A CONSUMER BASED PRODUCT/SERVICE BUSINESS
BUSINESSES MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
BUSINESS OWNER MUST BE AVAILABLE TO JOIN ALL PROGRAM SESSIONS
ONLY FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES MAY APPLY
NO MORE THAN $250,000 ANNUALLY IN REVENUE
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Historically, Black and Brown women have been deliberately and painfully excluded from access to growth capital including resources for their businesses.
Even as an underfunded demographic of the U.S. population, Black women entrepreneurs are leading the charge for launching the most start-ups in America. According to Fast Company, last year women of color accounted for 89 percent of the new businesses opened every day and that number has grown faster than the overall rate of new women-owned businesses in the past five years.
Starting a new business isn’t easy, which is why Girls For Technology a 501c3 wants to help women entrepreneurs get access to business training, access to funding opportunities, technology, and social support systems that can help them overcome barriers they need to succeed. Girls For Technology is a 501c3 non-profit, empowering women and girls.
Remember your network is your net worth!
We have tapped into a community of business experts, influencers, and visionaries' advice and support an entrepreneur receives during the program. The more access you have to industry leaders, the faster your startup will grow.
We are leading with
Black & Brown
women in mind
Each accelerator features a cohort of CT-based businesses that come together to tackle specific technical challenges that help them grow their businesses through a hybrid approach of virtual, in-person, 1:1, and group learning.
Tailored Expert Help:
Women-owned businesses are tasked with outlining their top technical challenges for their startup, and then provide virtual office hours with industry experts from across the U.S. to help solve those challenges and grow their business.
In addition to individual guidance and mentorship and technical support BFE includes deep dives and workshops focused on the needs of Black/Brown women-owned businesses.
Building For Equity
How To Sustain Financial Health
How To Secure
How To Scale
The Numbers Don't Lie.
Black and Latinx people make up - 30% of the U.S. population, but only -
20% of its entrepreneurs.
Black women-owned businesses' average revenue is $24,700 per firm vs. $143,100 among all women-owned businesses.