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Axis Helps

Business ownership can be both empowering and challenging. The need to make technical assistance and financial resources easier to access - especially for small business owners and aspiring small business owners who are also Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) - is clear. Axis Helps works to pair entrepreneurs in South Florida with the available resources that are best for their business venture. The goal: To support BIPOC business ownership and their success.

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Project Details

Worker Target: Local BIPOC small business owners

Innovation Fund Cycle: Fall 2020

Status: Finalist,

Organization Type: For-Profit Business,

Stage of Development: Implementation,

What We're Asking:

  • Concerning communications and product design, how can we best improve access to and use of responsible financial resources for BIPOC and women-run businesses, first and second generation citizens, and communities in historically underserved neighborhoods? Given our tech-enabled platform, what insights can we generate through lead analysis and user tracking that will further inform resource distribution, product design and targeted outreach? How can a privately developed economic assistance and crisis management platform integrate into the broader workforce and economic development initiatives of the county?