Be Bold For Change is proud to partner with WMarketplace Accelerator to deliver entrepeneurship training to women-owned businesses in the U.S. and globally. Education of women and girls is core to the mission of Be Bold and our partnership with WMarketplace allows us to extend our mission to reach women entrepreneurs with technical skills training. This partnership allows us to extend our mission outside of the U.S. with the training WMarketplace is delivering to women entrepreneurs globally.
WHAT IS THE ACCELERATOR?
The WMarketplace Inc. is an innovative accelerator that provides practical ecommerce training, mentorship, and technical assistance all paired with a nation-wide sales channel for women-owned online businesses. The mission of the accelerator is to drive economic prosperity for female entrepreneurs through the growing ecosystem of online sales.
Cohorts of ten to fifteen women-owned businesses join instructor-led workshops facilitated by ecommerce experts who bring practical tools to help them grow their online businesses. Workshops are followed by structured mentorships for one-to-one and small group collaboration and community building.
HOW IT WORKS
Through partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, private companies and other economic development organizations the accelerator delivers technical training and skills to their clients, including those in rural areas. Large retailers utilize the training to diversify their marketplace product selection with "ready to scale" suppliers. Corporations and foundations sponsor accelerator cohorts to support their DEI goals and create meaningful relationships with growth-oriented small businesses.