SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES STARTUPS THE SAME WE DO THEIR TECH STARTUP COUNTERPARTS.
Lenovo and AMD have partnered with Goodie Nation to distribute $300,000 in non-dilutive financial capital to 30 high-potential diverse-led CPG brands and Brick-and-Mortar small businesses from across the U.S. and Canada through the Lenovo Evolve Small initiative. In addition to non-dilutive capital, recipients of the initiative receive complimentary Lenovo laptops as well as wrap-around support from Goodie Nation in the form of accountability group sessions, warm introductions to corporate innovators and media as well as group therapy, 1:1 connections to advisors based on their individual needs, and professional development sessions. and a platform to tell their stories and amplify their businesses. Combining non-dilutive financial capital with social capital has the potential to change the trajectory of diverse small business entrepreneurship in this country. This is what it means to be Intentionally Good. This is innovation done right.
2023 LENOVO EVOLVE SMALL AWARD RECIPIENTS
Diverse small business founders are far less likely to be connected to key business influencers: capital providers, top brands, media, etc. This leads to a lower likelihood of receiving growth capital, higher risk of stress, stalled professional development, and lack of access to talented people to hire. Here’s How You Can Help Them Today: One Good Intro Scroll down the list of founders below to find the founder(s) you’d like to connect to a capital provider or company as a user/customer/partner. Click on their card for more information, and then click on the “Warm Intro Link” to start the process of getting in contact with them. Note: Please no service providers. You can register here as an expert.