NOTE: Applicants do not need to meet all criteria in order to be considered for acceptance.

Take Your Food Business to the Next Level

Santander Bank’s Cultivate Small Business program is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs like you: women, people of color, and immigrants working to build and sustain food-related businesses in emergent neighborhoods in New Jersey. The 16-week (fully virtual) program is completely free to entrepreneurs and provides you with industry specific education, networks and mentoring, along with the opportunity to apply for capital grants for your business. 

Curriculum

The program will have a business education customized to focus on topics pertinent to food businesses. These sessions will be taught virtually by current Babson College professors.


Mentorship

Program participants will be connected to mentors who can help address challenges and goals the participant will determine at the beginning of the program. The mentors will work with the participants through the course of the program.

NOTE: 

Applicants do not need to meet all criteria in order to be considered for acceptance.

Capital Grants

During the program and following successful completion of the program, all participants will be eligible to apply for grant funding up to $10,000 with the chance to apply for additional capital.


Program Timeline

The program runs from April–June, 202.


Applications are due no later than March 4 but will be reviewed and we will begin scheduling interviews on a rolling basis beginning February 15th. We strongly encourage you to apply early to allow sufficient time for gathering necessary documentation.


Partners

NOTE:  Applicants do not need to meet all criteria in order to be considered for acceptance.

Applications are due no later than March 4th but will be reviewed and will begin scheduling interviews on a rolling basis beginning February 15th. We strongly encourage you to apply immediately to be considered for the final seats of the program.


If you have any questions, please contact

Sophie Werner at swerner@laeda.com or info@laeda.com

or Call 856-338-1177.

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Who is LAEDA? LAEDA is a non-profit community economic development organization dedicated to supporting the business goals and personal dreams of entrepreneurs from emerging communities across South Jersey. LAEDA's courses and counseling focus on building the capacity of individuals and small business owners to start and grow great businesses. Visit our website at www.LAEDA.com

Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc.

433 Market Street - Suite 202

Camden, NJ 08102

Ph: 856-338-1177 Fax: 856-963-1835

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