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Genius is equally distributed across zip-codes. Access and Opportunity is not.

Impact Ventures is here to change that; we believe in the value of leveraging the genius of all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or class. Our mission is to eliminate the social and economic barriers for underestimated Women and Entrepreneurs of Color building high-growth businesses and social enterprises that create sustainable, inclusive and equitable local economies.

We believe our communities already posses the genius necessary to lead vibrant, healthy, and productive lives. Through direct entrepreneurial support services, equitable investing, and community wealth building we manifest our greatest equalizer in closing the racial wealth divide. By creating more equitable and diverse economic systems, we envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.

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We Accelerate and Invest in All Shades of Genius

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IV Startup Lab

 8-week intensive focused on business model validation, customer discovery, team building, and go-to-market. (Idea to Prototype)

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IV Fellowship

12-week intensive focused on traction/sales, business development, fundraising/capital sourcing, and more. (Startup to Early Stage / Pre-Seed to Seed )

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IV Capital Collaborative

1-1 support for funders & minority founders gaining access to the critical capital they need to build, sustain, and grow.

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WOMEN & MINORITIES RECEIVED VENTURE CAPITAL IN 2018
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YEARS IT WOULD TAKE TO CLOSE RACIAL WEALTH GAP
36X
TIMES MORE CAPITAL RAISED BY A WHITE MALE VS A BLACK WOMAN
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Impact Ventures Accelerator Programs equip underrepresented founders with the coaching, curriculum, capital, connections, and community to turn audacious ideas into sustainable ventures.

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