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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Strengthening Our Community
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.
Find photos of the event on our Facebook page.
CIC Welcomes its 5th Class of Entrepreneurs
CIC welcomed its fifth class of entrepreneurs on Tuesday evening, August 19th. Twenty-five entrepreneurs from the region will participate in CIC's 17-week entrepreneur training workshop, which includes Workshop In Business Opportunities’ (WIBO) 16-Week Workshop, How to Build a Growing Profitable Business. CIC's objective is to help participants start and build successful businesses that contribute to individual asset building and financial empowerment, as well as job creation.
25 entrepreneurs representing 13 start-ups and 11 existing businesses will participate in the program that runs every Tuesday night from August through December. Graduates from the workshop will be paired with mentors in the community who can help them with ongoing business assistance and will be eligible to apply for micro-loans to help finance their business.
CIC Graduates 21 Entrepreneurs from it’s 4th Entrepreneur Training Workshop
CIC held its 4th graduation ceremony on Tuesday, July 1st at The Haven to celebrate 21 entrepreneurs completing its 4th entrepreneur training program which includes the WIBO Workshop, How to Build Growing, Profitable Business. We’re proud of our entrepreneurs who have spent 17 weeks doing the hard work it takes to research, learn and put together their businesses. They’ve built powerful networks that are so important in being successful in business. Each entrepreneur knows that they are not alone: their colleagues in class, the volunteer discussion leaders and workgroup leaders, the mentors they’ve been matched with are all committed to their success. Profiles of the graduates can be found in our entrepreneur directory.
Thank you to Charlottesville Newsplex for covering the graduation ceremony. Congratulations graduates!