Mayor’s office seeks advice for how to incubate new minority-owned startups
Earlier this month, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a Request for Information seeking input from investors and entrepreneurs about how to create an inclusive innovation ecosystem that provides more opportunities for people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community.
D.C. Council Fails to Fund Entrepreneurship Program for Returning Citizens
FY 2018 budget does not identify funding for Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program Act of 2016 despite being unanimously passed as a law in 2016. Current D.C. employment and entrepreneurship services for returning citizens cannot provide for the amount of people released from the Department of Corrections, and do not focus on creating education partnerships to facilitate reintegration into society for retuning citizens.
Entrepreneurship Puts Returning Citizens Back in the Game
The D.C. City Council passed a bill in July creating a program that would teach citizens returning from incarceration entrepreneurship skills. The legislation has not received funding yet, although advocates are pushing for its inclusion in the FY 2018 budget. The Department of Small and Local Business is running a similar pilot program called Aspire to Entrepreneurship for returning citizens.
From the Director: Charitable Experiment?
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