The Social and Economic Equity for Minority Enterprises Program
(The S.E.E. M.E. Program)
The S.E.E. M.E. Program is part of the Social Justice Project to improve economic equity in Arizona’s black communities state-wide, by helping to close the wealth gap through, supporting, tracking, and evaluating a total of twenty (20) nonprofit/ for-profit businesses over the course of eighteen months.
Support will include a system of mentoring, financial education, business development, and capital investment.
"We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society." Nelson Mandela
Participating organizations will be identified, evaluated, then held accountable for success through course compliance, mentorship engagement, and business growth metrics.
The goal of the program is to ultimately reduce potential business failure by optimizing strong financial education, and utilizing black directory marketing and applying grant funds to grow business.
Donor for The S.E.E. M.E. Program is Arizona Community Foundation - Black Philanthropy Initiative.
Click image below to learn more and to support the 20 businesses that are part of the inaugural program.
(Social and Economic Equity for Minority Enterprises Program)
For Arizona Based Businesses
S.E.E. M.E. Program
How could $16,500 support your business?
The S.E.E. M.E. Program is an eighteen (18) month cohort program:
Participate in a 6-week business accelerator (Virtual)
Develop a 2 to 5-year business plan
Provide monthly financial reports for accountability
Mastermind with cohort monthly as business advisors (Virtual)
Attend six (6) quarterly educational and networking events (Hybrid)
Gain $16,500 of capital to invest in your business growth
Connect with supplier diversity and corporate professionals across the state
TELL US ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Complete the online application process, which should include an abbreviated version of this year's business plan.
TELL US ABOUT YOU
Create a 90-second video introducing yourself, what you do, what is your why, and what the $16,500 would mean to you and the business.
ATTEND AN IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL PITCH CONTEST
The top 40 finalists will attend an in-person virtual pitch contest so that the team can learn more about your business.