InnoPower Indy Inc. is a Black-owned and led community development organization that works with communities and stakeholders to create capacity-building opportunities for underrepresented businesses and professionals in education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship. Innopower understands that the problem of generational poverty cannot be blamed on a lack of Black creativity, innovation and risk-taking to establish, grow and scale businesses that can produce jobs and wealth.
The Minority Entrepreneurship Institute (MEI) Capital seeks to close the economic and educational gap for minority entrepreneurs. Through annual pitch competitions, we make direct investment into minority-owned businesses in Indiana, Texas, and Florida. MEI has invested $850,000 in eight portfolio companies to date, which have gone on to raise an additional $5M in investments and grants since joining our community. MEI Founder Jaylon Smith has committed $2.5 million over 10 years to this cause and leverages his platform as an NFL player and business owner to encourage peers in professional sports and the marketplace to co-invest in minority entrepreneurs.
Work. Meet. Live. It’s the COhatch tagline but it’s also our mission statement. COhatch reinvents work in America by blending enhanced productivity with family and community well-being. In other words, success is measured in human flourishing and community renewal. Their method is forged in being a mixed-used developer, owner, and technology-enabled operator of spaces—think: “Community Town Hall 2.0”. COhatch serves the emerging entrepreneur alongside small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and churches. At each location, they build partnerships to incubate social impact and infuse civic enterprise.