Decreasing barriers to entrepreneurship for people of color.

Get connected to the resources you need in order to succeed: mentoring, grants, loans, and investments.
Service Providers

Help EEWi reach more entrepreneurs of color and connect organizations of color to address and identify gaps in services.


Get connected to entrepreneurs and to the resources you need in order to succeed.


Mentors work directly with our entrepreneurs to help them identify and connect to resources based on their needs.

Meet Economic Empowerment Wisconsin

Using resource development to support entrepreneurs of color.

Coupling needs analysis and technical assistance with fund development to move entrepreneurs of color from grant recipients to qualified loan candidates to providing resources for basic needs like housing and food.
Step 1.
Referral and Intake

Our partner network refers entrepreneurs to our intake survey.
We start the process to needs based resource development,
and give you access to the Interactive Resource Map (IRMa).

Apply for mentorship.

Step 2.
Unmatched Mentorship

A needs-based approach to resource development.
Entrepreneurs receive technical assistance and mentorship from EEWi member partners,
along with a detailed plan to work through IRMa.

Learn about mentorship opportunities.

Step 3.
Network Development

EEWi is building a network of entrepreneurs and service organizations.
By joining our Network, you'll have access to our entire network to help foster new relationships.

Join our Network!

Great success begins with collaboration.

Meeting Needs
Our entrepreneurs are matched with a mentor that helps them use IRMa (Interactive Resource Map) to get a tailored list of resources based on their needs.
Technical Assistance
Mentors provide entrepreneurs with success plans which include connections to service providers and recommended funding
On-going Evaluation
EEWi member partners remain as mentors conducting evaluations at least every three months to assess progress for up to one year after completion.
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