Our partner Catapult Greater Pittsburgh has grown rapidly over the last several years to offer a diverse array of programs focused on uplifting Pittsburgh communities and helping individuals build generational wealth. From emergency resource distribution to trauma-informed financial counseling, they are dedicated to ensuring systematically disenfranchised communities can meaningfully achieve economic justice and lead dignified and equitable lives.
We are happy to announce that they are now kicking off the fifth cohort of their Startup to Storefront program!
About the Startup to Storefront Program
In partnership with Paramount Pursuits, the Catapult: Startup to Storefront program is a 12-month retail business incubation program for minority entrepreneurs who want to start and/or grow an existing retail business.
Designed to assist in starting, strengthening, and expanding business operations. Program participants participate in monthly cohort learning while receiving, one-on-one mentoring, educational seminars, networking, technical assistance, and opportunities to build strategic partnerships.
Here are the entrepreneurs participating in Catapult’s fifth cohort:
- Chanel Spaulding | Free Yourself Fitness
- Gwen Lane | B3 Nurses
- Jasmine Thompson | Blis 23 Candle Co
- Misgana Anjore | Burg Black Beauty
- Fashae Jackson | Daily Need$
- Sharon Rainey | Create Lavender
- T. Danielle Tutson | AWG Fashion
- LaShaun Davis
- Brittney Green | Daring Desires By Bae
- Jasmine Pender | Butterfly Muse
- Denise Bunger | Thrive Collective PGH
- Briana Wallace | Brayden Michael Clothing
- Charise Fuller
- Kelia Johnson | Reservvd
- Ashley Baptiste | The Happy Place Space
Lachelle Binion, Catapult’s director of entrepreneurship, shared the organization’s excitement for the new cohort:
“We truly believe in the power of collaborative entrepreneurship, and we are looking forward to welcoming our fifth cohort to the Catapult Startup to Storefront. This group of entrepreneurs brings both the skillset and the determination to catapult their businesses to success and we can’t wait to see what is next for them.”