Jun 21, 2017

How Blackstone is supporting a more inclusive Chicago for entrepreneurs



Earlier this month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate Jon Gray, Blackstone Charitable Foundation Executive Director Amy Stursberg, and ChicagoNEXT Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Jimmy Odom took the stage in Chicago to announce the inaugural class of The Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge grantees.

The Challenge provides grant funding to innovative organizations that effectively recruit and support diverse entrepreneurs and scale startups in the Chicago area. The selected programs will serve underserved populations, including communities of color, women, veterans, and immigrants.

The inaugural BX Challenge will provide $3.4 million in grant funding over three years.

Learn more here.