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Community Investment Collaborative’s mission is to strengthen our community by fueling the success of under resourced entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, micro-lending, and networking. To date:



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7/2
2015

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6/5
2015

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Strengthening Our Community


CIC Graduates 27 Entrepreneurs from its 6th Charlottesville Entrepreneur Training Workshop

CIC Graduates 27 Entrepreneurs from its 6th Charlottesville Entrepreneur Training Workshop

CIC held its 6th graduation ceremony on Monday, June 22nd at the Carver Recreation Center, celebrating 27 entrepreneurs who completed the 17 week entrepreneur training program which includes the WIBO Workshop, How to Build Growing, Profitable Business.

Congratulations to our entrepreneurs who have put in the tremendous time and effort to research, learn about, and put together their businesses! Profiles of the graduates can be found in our entrepreneur directory. 

Applications Now Open for Entrepreneur Training Workshop

Applications Now Open for Entrepreneur Training Workshop

Applications are now available for our 17-week entrepreneurial workshop which includes the WIBO Workshop, How to build a Growing Profitable Business. CIC encourages entrepreneurs who are currently operating or planning to start a business to apply. Our objective is to help entrepreneurs start and build a successful businesses that contribute to financial empowerment and job creation in our community.

CIC offers two Fall workshops. Apply here for our Charlottesville workshop, which will begin on August 18, 2015, or apply for our Fluvanna/Louisa workshop which will begin on August 19, 2015 at Zion Crossroads.

Applications are due July 3.

CIC co-hosts first Holiday Bazaar

CIC co-hosts first Holiday Bazaar

Ten local business owners (eight graduates of the CIC/WIBO workshop) displayed their products at HackCville. UVA students and community members enjoyed getting their holiday shopping done early.

Thank you to HackCville for co-hosting the event and to Campus Cookies for the free cookies!

Find photos of the event on our Facebook page.