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who we are

Small business support ecosystem

Our mission is to rebuild, restore, and rethink the path to business success for Entrepreneurs of Color.

Management Education

Receive management training from top tier subject matter experts. Next cohort begins January 25th, 2021.

Access to Capital

Gain financial resources to grow and scale your business.

Access to Markets

Increase customer base through supplier diversity opportunities.

Community Building

Grow your network with founder peers and professional contacts.
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who we are

Created for Minority Entrepreneurs to ASCEND

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has partnered with Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Village Micro Fund, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, and Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative to launch Ascend Atlanta, a small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.

Our Mission

Business

We work to provide access to management support, technical assistance, capital, and market pivoting strategies to increase our impact in the areas of long-term sustainability, revenue generation, job creation, and capital raised.

Community

We build community by connecting our alumni and cohort members through peer learning, access to issue-specific guidance, and networking sessions to increase social capital and business development opportunities.

Ascend Atlanta Partners

testimonials
Louis Deas, Fall 2019

I can’t speak highly enough about the Village Micro Fund and its facilitators. Atlanta offers many programs for aspiring and early phase entrepreneurs, but VMF’s approach is different. The Village creates and fosters exactly what they promote — a community, a family, a village. In only a matter of months, complete strangers become friends and build upon an already established network of other small Black business owners. The program in conjunction with Ascend Atlanta, offers a solid foundation on which any CEO can build and what’s taught is reinforced through practical application scenarios and real questions are answered in real time. I’ll forever be grateful and appreciative to the Village Micro Fund for preparing me to live out my dreams of being a business owner and connecting me with other community-minded, driven entrepreneurs who have a common vision for the future.

Louis Deas, Fall 2019

Founder
Barbara Jones, LilliiRNB

Ascend Atlanta has helped our business grow tremendously by putting us in front of major corporations and connecting us with sales experts. I recommend every entrepreneur tap into this network!

Barbara Jones, LilliiRNB

Founder/CEO
Monique Davis, Fresh Talent Sources Inc.

I’m super grateful for everything this program has done for me and my business. Amidst a lot of craziness in the world, the resources and knowledge I gained from Ascend2020 helped me to increase like I’ve never done before. My on-demand talent app constructed in Ascend2020 is finally live in beta now!

Monique Davis, Fresh Talent Sources Inc.

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    JP Morgan Chase & Co. has partnered with Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Village Micro Fund, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, and Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative to grow Ascend Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies throughout Metropolitan Atlanta

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