In recognition of Jabian’s 15th anniversary in 2021, Jabian Cares launched Project Amplify – a micro-grant program to support nonprofits that encourage, enable, and position women and minority entrepreneurs for success.

Our goal is to amplify the success of these entrepreneurs through the establishment of nonprofit partnerships with an organization in each of our four markets that directly supports women and minority entrepreneurs. The program will distribute $175,000 by micro-grants to select organizations, in addition to coaching, access to our social networks, and professional consulting services assistance.

Jabian Cares is our employee-led 501(c)(3) foundation that makes a difference locally through a mixture of volunteerism, leadership, and financial support.

By the Numbers

20% of small businesses fail within the first year, with this figure rising to 70% as they cross the 10 year mark.

Minorities represent roughly 32% of the US population, but just 18% of small business owners.

Being 15 years into our journey, we understand how challenging it can be to build a business from the ground up.

Building a successful business requires not just hard work and tenacity, but also a robust network and support system. We’ve learned that access to these resources is not equally experienced across small business owners, especially female and minority entrepreneurs. Our hope for Project Amplify is to help close the network and resource gap that exists for these small businesses.

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Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) is an economic mobility engine for the community: driving entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate, grow, create jobs, and build wealth. We house over 50,000 square feet of convening, meeting, and innovation space in a LEED Silver Certified building, brought to life by a robust offering of educational, networking, mentoring, and capital resources. Part business generator, innovation lab, and museum, RICE invests in Black entrepreneurs, strengthens businesses, and creates community.

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Impact
Ventures

LOCATION: Dallas, TX

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. We envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared. Our mission is to empower talented, yet under-estimated Women and Communities of Color to build generational wealth through inclusive entrepreneurship, community wealth building, and integrated capital.

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Innovate
Charlotte

LOCATION: Charlotte, NC

Innovate Charlotte is governed by leaders in the region's business, government, and entrepreneurial community. Our mission is to connect entrepreneurial initiatives, activities, and strategic relationships to cultivate a better ecosystem for the benefit of all Charlotteans.

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Chicago Urban
League

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League — through collaborative community, corporate and civic relationships — has helped people find jobs, secure affordable housing, enhance their educational experiences, and grow their businesses. One of the oldest and largest affiliates of the National Urban League, the CUL promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, innovation, and collaborative community, corporate and civic relationships.

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RICE

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) is an economic mobility engine for the community: driving entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate, grow, create jobs, and build wealth. We house over 50,000 square feet of convening, meeting, and innovation space in a LEED Silver Certified building, brought to life by a robust offering of educational, networking, mentoring, and capital resources. Part business generator, innovation lab, and museum, RICE invests in Black entrepreneurs, strengthens businesses, and creates community.

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Impact Ventures

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. We envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared. Our mission is to empower talented, yet under-estimated Women and Communities of Color to build generational wealth through inclusive entrepreneurship, community wealth building, and integrated capital.

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Innovate Charlotte

Innovate Charlotte is governed by leaders in the region’s business, government, and entrepreneurial community. Our mission is to connect entrepreneurial initiatives, activities, and strategic relationships to cultivate a better ecosystem for the benefit of all Charlotteans.

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Chicago Urban League

Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League — through collaborative community, corporate and civic relationships — has helped people find jobs, secure affordable housing, enhance their educational experiences, and grow their businesses. One of the oldest and largest affiliates of the National Urban League, the CUL promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, innovation, and collaborative community, corporate and civic relationships.

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Jabian Consulting Announces Project Amplify Grant Winners at Impact Ventures Showcase

Jabian Consulting and Impact Ventures jointly selected four Project Amplify Grant winners during Impact Ventures’ Spring Accelerator Showcase from their Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP). The winners were chosen …