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3.21.22 Business Resources

March 21, 2022 4:19 PM | Anonymous

Together with American Express, we at the National Trust for Historic Preservation are once again offering the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program to aid restaurant recovery amid ongoing challenges related to the pandemic.

Our mission: award $40,000 grants to 25 historic small restaurants across the country to improve, upgrade, and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses so they can better serve their customers, financially recover, and grow their businesses.

Today, we are asking for your help to find cozy cafes, delicious dives, and other beloved restaurants that have stood the test of time and continue to contribute to their neighborhood’s unique history. Our focus is on independent small restaurants that have been in business for more than 25 years, operate in historic buildings or neighborhoods, and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

We’re accepting nominations from restaurant enthusiasts as well as formal grant applications from restaurant owners. To learn more, we invite you to register for an online information session on Wednesday, March 23, at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the program, application criteria, and timeline.

Grant applications and public nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET on April 4, 2022. 


Applications for the Resurgence Grant Fund
will be open March 1 - April 29, 2022

Through the Resurgence Grant Fund, eligible businesses and non-profits may be awarded grants of up to $40,000 to reimburse costs incurred (after March 3, 2021) by adapting business operations in a post-COVID environment. Apply here. 

Missed our recent webinars? The "Navigating the Business License Process" and "Applying as a Non-Profit to the Resurgence Grant Fund" recordings are now available!

March 1st: Applications Open for Whole Foods Local & Emerging Accelerator Program
The program, which supports the company’s longstanding core value of seeking win-win partnerships with local suppliers, will offer mentorship directly from Whole Foods Market experts, tailored education for small and emerging producers and the potential for financial support to promote business growth. Deadline April 9th! 

March 28th: Invest Atlanta and WEI Host a Govathon at The Lola
In celebration of Women's History Month, Invest Atlanta and WEI are hosting a hackathon to tackle inequities in capital for women entrepreneurs. This 4-day event kicks off Friday, March 25th with the final pitch competition to be held on Monday, March 28th.

March 31st: Deadline to Apply to Bunkerlabs "Veterans in Residence" Incubator
Veterans in Residence is a business incubator that provides veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners with coworking space, local community, a national business network, and targeted support to grow their business.

March 31st: Deadline to Apply to the RAISE Forum
The RAISE Forum is creating local funding for in-revenue companies that need an investment round between $500K and $5MM. The RAISE Forum is for those companies that have a proven business model and are ready to scale up.

April 1st: Deadline to Apply to Invest Atlanta's ReImagine Opportunity Cohort
The Reimage Opportunity Cohort, a no-cost, 10-week program for Atlanta small businesses located in city of Atlanta Federal Opportunity Zones, is now accepting applications for the second cohort. This program will educate business owners on how to rise, recover and soar following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1st: Deadline to Apply to Endeavor's "Scale Up Atlanta" Program
This 7-month non-dilutive program equips Atlanta’s fastest-growing, highest potential Black founders with the resources and confidence to take their business to the next level for a time commitment of 3+ hours per month, from May to November 2022.

April 6th: Deadline to Apply to Techstars Atlanta in Partnership with Cox Enterprises
This program is located in the epicenter of startup activity in the Southeast U.S., helping entrepreneurs build meaningful companies and enduring brands.

April 10th: Deadline to Apply to CreateATL's "The Collective" Impact Accelerator

CreateATL provides dedicated space for entrepreneurs who work to create a better Atlanta. Businesses who apply must answer the call of "How do we better connect the community to the outdoors and nature." This could include resilience-focused, ag-tech, urban gardens, outdoor groups, renewable energy, alternative food production, beekeepers and beyond.

April 10th: Deadline to Apply to Digital Undivided's START Program
START is a competitive 3-week virtual program for early idea-stage Latina and Black women entrepreneurs. START Atlanta will take place from May 14-31, 2022.

April 15th: Deadline to Apply to TiE Atlanta Angels 2022 ACCESS Program

The TiE Atlanta Angels 2022 ACCESS program is bridging the mentoring and investment gap for underrepresented founders. Additionally, ACCESS awards female and/or minority founders whose ventures deliver measurable positive change(s) that address a pressing social challenge/need with one-time non-dilutive Social Impact Grants.

April 29th: Deadline to Apply to Invest Atlanta's Resurgence Grant Fund
Through the Resurgence Grant Fund, eligible businesses and non-profits may be awarded grants of up to $40,000 to reimburse costs incurred (after March 3, 2021) by adapting business operations in a post-COVID environment. 

Rolling: Village United's ELEVATE Incubator Program Application
ELEVATE is a 12-week incubator that is tailored to serve the most urgent needs identified by small businesses. ELEVATE moves businesses from aspiration to application to the achievement of growing from sole operators to a thriving business with employees.

Rolling: LaunchPad 2x's First Friday Pitch Off Entrepreneur Application
First Pitch Friday events will be held the last Friday of each month through September 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00PM EST. LaunchPad 2x will reach out when an opportunity to participate is available and confirm dates and guidelines for the presentation.

Rolling: Goodie Nation's "Intentionally Good" Program Application
Intentionally Good is a relationship and growth program from Goodie Nation that increases the competitiveness of tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders (Black, Latinx, and Women) for endorsements, pilots and strategic partnerships, and funding through professional development, warm introductions, and mental health sessions. 

Rolling: Panoramic Ventures' Startup Showdown Application
Startup Showdown offers early-stage startups the chance to pitch investors and increase their visibility among an expanded investor network. Five finalists are selected to compete on stage in front of a panel of guest investor judges where we invest $120,000 in exchange for 7% of your company.

Rolling: theClubhou.se "Make Startups" Entrepreneurship Accelerator Application
This program offers classes followed by six months of weekly mentoring which completes the full Make Startups Certificate of Entrepreneurship. The program is free if you qualify for funding through Atlanta's Workforce Development. Please add "Zane Access" in the section "where you heard about the program".





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