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Grind + Growth is an entrepreneurial-based nonprofit organization committed to helping create independent, innovative, change-makers through entrepreneurial learning.


OUR INITIATIVES

Helping individuals & families with financial education

Helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses

Partnering with schools, local organizations, & financial advisors

Supporting children & youth through entrepreneurial learning

Supporting entrepreneurs with pre-seed funding & assistance

Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire minority communities to be independent and have long-term economic sustainability.

We believe in a world where economic equity is accessible for everyone. We support minority entrepreneurs by providing access to professional development, capacity building, community and capital in order to meet business goals, that lead to accelerating economic equity through business ownership.

OUR IMPACT

Over the past two years we have inspired our communities with hope and a future full of possibilities in a variety of ways:

  • June 2019-we launched our free entrepreneurial training program with 5 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.

  • July 2019-we hosted our second entrepreneurial training program with 9 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.

  • August 2019-we hosted our third entrepreneurial training program with 14 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.

  • September 2019-we hosted our first 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort with 8 participants. 100% successfully completed the program and 62% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.

  • January 2020-we hosted our first entrepreneurial training program ceremony and all 8 participants received a certificate of completion.

  • February 2020-we formed a partnership with Fathers and Families Support Center.

  • March 2020-June 2020-we provided 160 hours of free online business coaching and consulting to aspiring entrepreneurs and provided 16 hours of free online financial literacy classes to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • August 2020-we hosted our second 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort in partnership with Fathers and Families Support Center. This cohort had 7 participants, 100% successfully completed the program and 42% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.

  • December 2020-we hosted our third 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort in partnership with Self-Made Foundation, Inc. This cohort had 20 participants, 60% successfully completed the program and 83% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.

  • March 2021-we hosted our first Pitch Competition and the winners received a total of $15,000 in pre-seed funding from the Self-Made Foundation, Inc.

  • May 2021-we formed a partnership with Area Resources for Community and Human Resources (ARCHS)

  • June 2021-August 2021-we officially launched Operation CEO (a fun 6-week experimental entrepreneurship education program that teaches children & youth ages 8-18 how to start, own and operate their own business) and taught the entrepreneurial program at six summers camps across St. Louis City.


RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION

Grind + Growth Presents $10,000 Grant to Business Competition Winner

How Grind + Growth Helps Provide Access To Resources For Minority Business Owners

TESTIMONIALS

“I woke up this morning understanding my short-term goals, organization, and purpose. Thank you so much for your program and overall support.”

Gwen

I’m excited to be with like-minded entrepreneurs. I’m forever grateful and humbled for us all to work as a team to get to the next level. Today was awesome and informative. I’m overjoyed to learn and see what’s in store for the next weeks with Grind + Growth accelerator. 

Leah

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