OWN IT TGX Entrepreneur Capacity Building Program
Applications are closed for Cohort 2 of the Own It Program. Thanks to all who applied!
The Own It Program is a virtual entrepreneurial intensive specifically designed to provide education, resources, and space to transgender & gender expansive (TGX) business owners as well as aspiring TGX entrepreneurs. Own It! is co-created and maintained by nglccNY, TD Bank, and Destination Tomorrow.
Each cohort completes three courses of small business education (research and resources, business plan writing, and maintaining profitability) and take part in a Finale Business Pitch event. Participants are also paired with a business advisor from the Small Business Development Centers of America and receive a sponsored membership to their local affiliate LGBT Chamber of Commerce to pursue professional networking and LGBTBE certification for diverse supplier opportunities.
The Own It! Program is completely virtual, and TGX business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere around the country are invited to apply. Please keep an eye out for Cohort 3 of the Own It Program, launching in summer of 2023.
Braxton Fleming, a participant in the inaugural cohort of the Own It Program in 2021, was spotlighted on TD Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion blog. Check out the spotlight here.
Cheer on our TGX entrepreneurs! The Finale Pitch Program will take place on Friday, October 28. Own It Program participants will pitch their businesses to a panel of supportive judges. Register for the virtual event here to join the audience.