Chase kicks off 4th annual Phoenix Startup Week with $1.1 million in grants to help underserved entrepreneurs

On Monday Feb. 19, Chase representatives awarded grants to several nonprofit organizations. (l-r) John Ramirez, executive vice president, Chicanos Por La Causa; Jose Martinez, president of Prestamos, Chicanos Por La Causa’s Community Development Financial Institution; Barb Tripp, Chase Business banking market manager; Koran Hardimon, national board member for Seed Spot; Terry Benelli, executive director, LISC of Phoenix; Seth Mones, vice president of global philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase; Ji Mi Choi, associate vice president, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation; and Roberto Valdez-Beltran, market manager, Accion.

 

The Prepped program, through ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation, received grant funding for community efforts that work with new and existing underserved mobile food entrepreneurs. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is kicking off its fourth year as title sponsor for Phoenix Startup Week by giving out $1.1 million in grants to Arizona’s underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Read the full article on the Phoenix Business Journal

Additional coverage on Phoenix Startup Week can also be found through any of the following links:

https://downtowndevil.com/2018/02/15/89370/a-breakdown-for-upcoming-phoenix-startup-2018/

https://downtownphoenixjournal.com/2018/02/13/arizona-gov-doug-ducey-among-phoenix-startup-week-keynote-speakers/

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2018/02/19/embargoedchase-kicks-off-4th-annual-phoenix.html

https://azbigmedia.com/nonprofits-get-1-1m-from-chase-to-boost-entrepreneurs/

https://tech.co/chase-invests-phoenix-entrepreneurs-2018-02

https://tech.co/breaking-down-barriers-entrepreneurship-messaging-2018-02

http://kjzz.org/content/611594/new-lending-program-help-south-phoenix-businesses

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