Unmatched Mentoring

Connect with the resources you need.

EEWi takes an informed and intentional approach to merge entrepreneur needs with funding, technical assistance, and other resources.

The initiative ushers entrepreneurs of color through a needs-based approach to resource development, produced in partnership.

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Amazing mentors matched to your needs.

  • Our network of mentors will be as closely matched to your industry and specific resource gaps
  • Mentors work directly with you to determine which resources are best aligned to help you
  • A continuous feedback process, and pre-determined mentorship track helps you get the most out of the professional relationships you build with the EEWi network.
A Streamlined Approach to Mentorship

A mentorship program built just for you.

Produced in partnership with MadREP, UW Extension, members of WARF and the Community Venture Consortium.
1
Needs Survey
Complete an application designed to distill your needs and barriers to success
2
Evaluation and Interviews
After completing the intake application, you'll take part in participant interviews to determine a fit for the program.
3
Mentorship & Direction
You'll receive an individualized resource packet per the needs determined during the initial evaluation.
4
Resource Alignment
Get aligned with the right grant, loan, or investments committees made of strategic partners who meet monthly for final approval.
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Your journey to entrepreneurial
success starts here.

Apply today for mentorship and direct connections to
resources designed to enable your success.
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The Stages of Business

Curious about
what stage you fit in?

We'll walk you through the various stages of development, and help you pick the category that matches your stage best.
Birth
The moment you take a risk and work to meet your own needs.
Infancy
A race for survival. You may have hired one person, but you are running the business.
You're focused on production and building cash flow.
Toddler
Management by crisis. Your business walks & talks on its own, but cash flow is a concern.
Teenager
You're developing professional teams to manage the business. Growth is your focus and innovation is rampant.
Young Adult
You're beginning to anticipate future outcomes, settling down and focusing on systems in a serious way.
Maturity
Sales and profits are growing and your business is largely run by management.
Mid-life Evaluation
Things are beginning to break down and you're evaluating whether to rejuvenate systems and products, or age. Innovate or begin to die.
Aging
Breakdown begins to accelerate. A state of denial. You may play the victim and your attacks and blame are leading to your top talent leaving.
Institutionalization
Organization is kept alive artificially through subsidization, systems, rules and policies but there's no innovation happening. You're not truly focused on serving the needs of the community.