Business Resource Round-Up for October and November 2023

    October 6, 2023

    Business Resource Round-Up for October and November 2023
    Each month, we gather the best in small business resources and grant opportunities that support entrepreneurs.

    The_FedEx_Entrepreneur_Fund_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVFedEx Entrepreneur Fund 

    $10,000 grants are available to 30 small businesses that are majority-owned by an entrepreneur who is from the disability community and/or is military-connected. Apply by Oct. 6.



    Bo100M Arizona Hackathon 

    Join DreamSpring Community Engagement Officer Michael Langley at the Bank on 100 Million (Bo100M) Arizona Hackathon, powered by Mission: Launch, on Oct. 11 and 12 in Phoenix, AZ. The Arizona Hackathon brings together government and policy leaders, as well as business, education, and philanthropic professionals, to focus on economic growth that unlocks the power of formerly incarcerated people. Register by Oct. 10.

    STephan_L_Tadlock_Grant_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVStephen L. Tadlock Grant

    $1,000 grants are available to 25 veterans who are running employer-based small businesses across the country. Must be a U.S. military veteran who owns or runs the business with less than 50 employees. Apply by Oct. 16.


    ByBlack_Platform_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVByBlack Platform Webinar 

    Join this free webinar on Oct. 16 from 3 – 4 p.m. MDT to learn about the U.S. Black Chambers’ ByBlack platform, the only free national certification exclusively for Black-owned businesses. Learn how to create your business listing, connect with other Black-owned vendors, and fulfill the requirements for ByBlack Certification. Register by Oct. 16.

    Halcyon_Fellowship_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVHalcyon Future Builders Fellowship 

    Join a cohort of up to 10 ventures founded by Black, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Afro-Latina women and nonbinary-identifying entrepreneurs. Ventures receive training in Halcyon’s methodology on business fundamentals, leadership, investment readiness, and impact, and are eligible for $10,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits. Applicants should focus on health, climate, and/or EquityTech. Apply by Oct. 20.


    Acres_Cultivating_Equity_in_Black_Agriculture_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVBlack Farmers Equity Initiative Program: Acres Program

    In this incubator, participants complete a 12-week learning curriculum focused on growing their capacity to take on major national contracts with corporate members. Apply by Oct. 30.


    Sparkplung_Foundation_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVSparkplug Foundation Social Action Grant

    The Sparkplug Foundation is offering up to $10,000 grants for early-stage nonprofit organizations that are working on projects that address institutional injustices, support communities, and build a just society. Apply by Nov. 2.


    Grow_NY_DreamSpring_Resource_Roundup_OCT_NOVGrow NY Food and Ag Summit 

    The Grow NY Food and Ag Summit showcases food and agricultural (ag) innovations that have the power to change the path of the industry; this two-day event is held on Nov. 14 and 15 in Binghamton, NY, and will be live-streamed. Gain insight from industry thought leaders through panels and fireside chats, and network with an array of ecosystem players presenting their services and support. Registration to attend virtually is free; use the code BOAWOMEN at checkout to receive $10 off in-person registration. Register by Nov. 13.