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Applications for Cohort 3 of the Own It Program are now open!


The Own It! Program is a virtual entrepreneurial intensive designed for transgender, nonbinary, & gender expansive (TGX) new and aspiring business owners to bring their entrepreneurial plans to fruition. Own It! is co-created and maintained by nglccNY, TD Bank, and Destination Tomorrow.

The Own It! Program will cover topics such as developing a business plan, assessing your market, and more! The program will culminate with a business pitch event as a special edition of NGLCC’s Sip & Pitch Fridays. Upon completion of the program, business owners will have the opportunity to get their LGBTBE® certification fees and local affiliate LGBT chamber membership dues sponsored!

 All new and aspiring TGX entrepreneurs across the country are eligible to apply for the virtual program, and a select cohort will be chosen to participate from those who apply. Sessions for the program will be held on Zoom in September and October of 2023. We encourage you to share this opportunity with any new OR aspiring TGX entrepreneurs in your networks. Additionally, we strongly encourage intersectionally diverse TGX individuals to apply.


Follow THIS LINK to apply today. Applications will close on Sunday, July 23 at 11:59PM PT.


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Braxton Fleming, a participant in the inaugural cohort of the Own It Program in 2021 pictured below, was spotlighted on TD Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion blog. Check out the spotlight here.