USBLN Certified DOBE Finalist in Wells Fargo Start Up Accelerator
Advocations, LLC a USBLN certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) is a finalist in Wells Fargo’s Start Up Accelerator! The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is a hands-on program designed to advance startups that create solutions for enterprise customers – inside and outside the financial industry. The selected winner is funded up to $500,000, on their business idea. The multi-step process starts with an application, and a few rounds of pitches directly with personnel at Wells Fargo. If a company is chosen, they collaborate closely with Wells Fargo, are involved in an intensive six-month program and are given access to leverage Wells Fargo’s network. Learn more about this program here: https://accelerator.wellsfargo.com. Learn more about Advocations, LLC here: http://www.advocations.org
“Billion Dollar Roundtable” Now Includes LGBT, Disability, and Veteran-Owned Businesses in Corporate Supply Chains
Washington, DC – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (US Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pleased to share that The Billion Dollar Roundtable voted to expand their criteria of diverse businesses counted toward a corporation’s billion dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses to include: certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE™) and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™).
Veratics Selected For Highmark Health Supplier Diversity Mentor-Protégé Program
Congratulations to Veretics, Inc., recently se selected as a Veteran Protégé Supplier within Highmark Health’s new pilot Supplier Diversity Mentor-Protégé Program, created to provide guidance to diverse companies looking to achieve their growth objectives.
NYC moves towards disability inclusion
Last week, USBLN was proud to join a roundtable discussion with the New York City Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer.
New Jersey is Fourth State to Pursue Recognition of Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises
USBLN Plays a Key Role in Supplier Diversity. Many New Jersey residents celebrated last month when their State Assembly voted on a bill that will provide business assistance to LGBT, veteran and residents with disabilities.
USBLN Forges New Disability Business Growth Initiative with Local Affiliates
We are excited to announce Wells Fargo, a USBLN Corporate Partner and Founding Partner of the USBLN Disability Supplier DiversityProgram (DSDP®), will provide generous financial support to aid these efforts.