Let’s Go!


Twendé, Kiswahili for “Let’s go,” is a statewide accelerator for founders of color. With on-demand curriculum, capital resources, coaching and mentorship, you’ll get the support you need to take your business to the next level while building your professional network.

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What Alumni are Saying

“Twende has been more than just a program; it’s been a catalyst for growth. The interactions and relationships have enriched my professional network and aligned me with successful entrepreneurs who share a similar vision and drive.”

Erica Battle

What Alumni are Saying

“Receiving the Twende grant, allowed us to pursue larger projects. We acquired our largest client and project, the Vanderbilt Athletics Football Stadium renovation.”

Joseph Cole

What Alumni are Saying

“The EC held several events that placed myself and other members of the cohort in rooms we would have never gotten to alone, and that has pushed us to be very real about our business.”

Danielle Buntyon

What Alumni are Saying

“A significant moment was working with the Team and executing a private loan through Pathway Lending.”

Jonathan and Christopher Oye


What You’ll Get

On-Demand Curriculum to access at your own pace
Connections with stakeholders and procurement leaders to secure opportunities with government and corporate entities
Monthly peer group sessions facilitated by a designated coach
Free EC membership during program participation ($400 value)

Upcoming Cohort

Upcoming Cohort Details

February – May 2025



Exposure via final “Customer Pitch and Graduation Night”
Opportunity to be selected for the Re:Generate Fund


Program Partners

Still Have Questions?

Our program team will guide you as you take the next step to grow your business.