Thank you for making our Start:ME COVID-19 Small Business Resilience Support campaign a success. We had a strong finish to the campaign with a flurry of gifts arriving in our final few days.
In addition to the $7,760 raised via this Momentum campaign from our Start:ME community, we we’re able to secure $8,635 from students and Emory colleagues offline. We’re proud to report a grand total of $16,395 was raised for Start:ME’s COVID-19 Small Business Resilience Support Fund!
On behalf of the Start:ME team and the more than 250 alumni entrepreneurs in our network, thank you for your generous support.
We are off and running on our COVID-19 support which has already included a series of events including virtual founders circle along with the purchase and deployment of loaned Chromebooks. With your support, we will continue to push forward in helping the small businesses remain resilient through emergency continuity grants, traditional business transition to online sales support, special learning and expert advisory sessions, and more.
We will keep you posted on our progress via future updates. But if you want to follow our efforts in real time, please follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
For those that love shopping, please continue to support small businesses in the Start:ME network with your direct purchases of products and services. Please check out our new Start:ME Atlanta Shopping Guide featuring all alumni ventures. Find everything from sweet treats to handmade gifts to home care improvement help. And yes, mask makers are in the guide too (see Rochelle Porter Design and Johari Africa / Amani Women Center).
Thank you for investing alongside us to support small business resilience. We like to say that entrepreneurship is a team sport—we’re glad you’re on our team!