Expanding The Best of Entrepreneur Training To New Talent Pools
Heritage Bank is teaming up with OCEAN Programs, a Cincinnati-based business accelerator, to expand access to a proven entrepreneur training program to talent pools currently underrepresented in the local business community.
OCEAN has created programming for thousands of entrepreneurs throughout the region in recent years.
The Genesis Program.
Combining business training, mentorship, inspiration and coaching tailored to the students’ needs over eight weeks, The Genesis Program has produced more than 200 graduates since 2017.
Today, more than 85 percent of those graduates’ businesses have launched or expanded, and 90 percent of those ventures remain in business.
The Heritage Bank/Chris Caddell Scholarship Program for Local Entrepreneurs
Heritage Bank is launching the Heritage Bank/Chris Caddell Scholarship Fund with a $30,000 matching grant.
OCEAN is reaching out to local business organizations and businesspeople for matching grants of $1,000 each, and we are working with organizations and influencers throughout the region to get the word out about this opportunity.