Cohort three of our Northwest Ohio Impact Program is officially underway! Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together with our team. The program will culminate in a demo day-style showcase on May 12, where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to a panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000 while each of the other participants will receive $2,500 to help them grow their businesses.
Center of Hope Family Services
Center of Hope’s mission is to improve the life outcomes of individuals and families living in urban settings. CHFS utilizes evidence based, culturally responsive methods to address the widening education and income gaps among individuals and communities deemed “at-risk.” Tracee is interested in learning the best way to structure and promote her consultation services on a national scale.
Eden Couture provides custom tailoring and alterations. Nicholas’ motivation is the boost of confidence his service can provide a client in their most important moments. He hopes to leverage this program to learn the best ways to scale his business.
MD’z Floors & More
Starting out with borrowed equipment, faith, dedication and the desire to perfect the floor care craft; MD’z Floors & More has grown into a go-to floor care company for homeowners, businesses and community organizations in just five years! Quintin is interested in being around others with business experience he can benefit from.
Taste Wine Bar
Na Tasha Shabazz
As Toledo’s first self-serve wine bar, The Taste Wine Bar was established as place to feel comfortable where people would not feel intimidated while buying wine—a place where customers can casually try a variety of wines at their pace. Na Tasha hopes to use the Impact program to assist with her marketing and strategic planning efforts.
Divine Printing T-shirts & More provides printing and consulting services in the heart of Toledo. Divine prints everything from T-shirts to business cards, wedding/funeral programs, yard signs, vehicle graphics and banners. Karen is excited to be coached by her program advisors to get the most out of her business.