community-driven economic empowerment

C-DEE Accelerator Awards
and Celebration is May 8

The C-DEE Accelerator is going statewide in 2024, offering capacity-building funding of up to $5,000 to  entrepreneurs of color.

The one-time funding can be used for computer hardware and software, and for professional services including legal consultation, bookkeeping, and marketing, including website design.

All applicants are offered free business coaching or consulting with the Center for Women & Enterprise and the N.H. Small Business Development Center.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in early May for news of the recipients.

2023 round awarded $50,000

Twenty Greater Manchester entrepreneurs of color received up to $5,000 in funding and specialized business coaching from the 2023 C-DEE Accelerator.

The program received 26 applications, from which 20 were selected to receive a total of $52,586 and be paired with a free business coach with the Center for Women & Enterprise or Small Business Development Centers.

Awardees included a restaurant, grocery store, journalist, bookkeeper, photographer, retail shop, mental health therapist, and dance studio.

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Director of Community Relations and
C-DEE Program Manager Latonya Wallace

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