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Dedicated to Empowering

Diverse Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.



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THE INCLUSION FORUM BUSINESS ACCELERATOR ECO-SYSTEM, serves as a dynamic ecosystem that connects diverse entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors. By providing a centralized hub for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and growth, we empower diverse entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses, get access, and drive economic impact in their communities. The Inclusion Forum stands out through its innovative features, including access to a collaborative community forum, discounted business tools and resources, financing options, grants research database and access to expert business mentorship to create future business opportunities. These features create an ecosystem where diverse entrepreneurs can connect, learn, and tailored resources, fostering a culture of innovation and growth.


Fueling Access with Discounted Business Tools and Resources

The Inclusion Forum provides diverse entrepreneurs with access to a curated selection of discounted business tools and resources. Empowering entrepreneurs with cost-effective solutions to streamline operations and boost productivity. Supporting business growth and scalability from software solutions to marketing platforms, our partnerships with leading providers ensure that entrepreneurs can leverage cutting-edge technologies and enhance their operational efficiency, ultimately driving growth.

Fair and Inclusive Access to Financing Solutions

We connect entrepreneurs with financing partners who value diversity, equity, and inclusion. These partners offer fair and inclusive terms, ensuring that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds have equal access to capital. Our partners work closely with entrepreneurs to understand their financing needs and goals. Our financing software matches them with the most suitable financing partners from our network, ensuring a tailored approach that aligns with their unique business requirements.

Ignite Connections and Drive Access with Our Community-Centered Crowdfunding Platform *Coming Soon*

Our innovative crowdfunding platform will foster a sense of community, enabling entrepreneurs to engage with potential investors who share their vision and values. By facilitating direct connections and showcasing compelling business stories, we empower entrepreneurs to secure the funding they need while building lasting relationships.

Unlocking Grants Access with a Comprehensive Grants Preparation Database

Our grants preparation database gives access to entrepreneurs seeking funding opportunities. With a vast repository of grant information, templates, and expert guidance, we streamline the grant application process, maximizing the chances of success and providing entrepreneurs with the financial support they need to grow their businesses.

Unlocking Opportunities, Access to Tailored Support, Expert Business Mentorship, and Future Business Connections THE INCLUSION FORUM provides a range of unique resource collaborations that empower diverse entrepreneurs to thrive and seize new opportunities. Through tailored support, expert business mentorship, and strategic government and corporate partnerships, we enable diverse entrepreneurs to access the resources they need to achieve their goals and drive economic inclusion.





We are building an eco-system for women and minority businesses designed to equip themselves with the tools, knowledge, network, and funding necessary to scale, build and grow. Through expert mentorship, targeted access, and strategic guidance, we provide the essential building blocks to accelerate growth. From refining your business strategy to securing funding and accessing new markets, each action is tailored to meet your specific business needs.

We believe in driving sustainable economic development by providing access to comprehensive resources and transformative programs. Join us on a journey of growth and success as we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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Minority Virtual Accelerator

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Empowering 100 Minority Businesses

Across North Carolina

THE INCLUSION FORUM is proud to present the NC ONE HUNDRED Minority Business Accelerator, an innovative initiative aimed at driving the success of minority entrepreneurs throughout all 100 counties of North Carolina. This program is designed to provide targeted support and resources to 100 exceptional minority-owned businesses, equipping them with the tools they need to thrive in today's competitive business landscape.

Fueling Growth and Success

The NC ONE HUNDRED program is centered around propelling minority businesses to new heights. We understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities, and our accelerator program is specifically tailored to address those challenges

head-on. Through expert mentorship, and strategic guidance, we empower participants to access grants funding opportunities, government and corporate contracts, enhance their marketing strategies, and gain essential business tools for sustainable growth.

NC ONE HUNDRED Minority Business Virtual Accelerator works with businesses through 12-week execution cycles:

Rolling Subscription-Based model featuring Early-Stage and Expansion facilitating collaboration and teamwork. Entrepreneurs meet online through group and one on one mentorship sessions to help guide you to the next level in your business. Sessions structured around 12-week execution cycles, allowing participants to focus on specific goals and objectives within defined time frames. This approach promotes productivity and accountability, helping businesses stay on track and measure their progress effectively. Each cycle will includes masterclasses and activities aligned with specific skill sets to help build, scale and grow your business at an accelerated rate.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Funding Strategies: Discover effective funding strategies tailored to your business's unique needs, helping you secure the necessary capital for growth and expansion. That's right, you will gain knowledge of Top Grant's Databases with curated and reliable government, corporate and foundation grants opportunities.

  • Government and Corporate Contracting: Learn how to navigate the complexities of government and corporate contracting, including bid processes, certifications, and relationship-building strategies to access lucrative opportunities. That's right, you will be bidding on government and corporate contracts!

  • Partnership Development: Gain insights and techniques for forming strategic partnerships with other businesses or organizations to leverage shared resources, access new markets, and drive mutual growth. Thats right, you will be actively forming partnerships to build scale and grow your business.

  • Market Expansion Strategies: Explore strategies and tactics to expand your business into new markets, both domestically and internationally, ensuring sustainable growth and increased revenue streams. That's right you will be taking action on expanding your business into new markets!

  • Business Scaling Techniques: Learn proven techniques for scaling your operations, optimizing processes, and implementing efficient systems to accommodate increased demand and drive business growth. That's right, you will be learning how to scale and taking action for optimal growth!

  • Technology and Digital Transformation: Embrace technology and digital transformation to streamline processes, enhance customer experiences, and leverage digital tools for operational efficiency and growth. That's right, you will get access to tools that will help you automate your business.

  • Continuous Support and Networking: Benefit from ongoing support, access to industry experts and business connections.



Are you a minority business owner looking to take your venture to the next level? We invite you to discover the NC ONE HUNDRED Minority Virtual Business Accelerator Program. This is an unparalleled opportunity to access the support, mentorship, and resources needed to accelerate your growth and achieve sustainable success. We welcome applications from entrepreneurs across all 100 counties of North Carolina, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive cohort that represents the richness of our state's entrepreneurial spirit.

Get the knowledge,

skills, and tools you need to address

your unique business challenges.



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Be empowered to tackle specific issues and gain expertise in crucial areas. The 12-week execution cycles further enhance productivity and goal attainment.


We Empower Vision through Access.

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NCInvest: Loan Participation Program (LPP), Capital Access Program (CAP), and the NC Venture Capital Program

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