On Sunday June 19th, one of our cofounders - Mona Amin, headed to Orlando for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP).
WBENC SEP fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses through tailored entrepreneur curriculum, a live pitch competition awarding $10,000 in seed capital, and mentoring from the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies. Students will also participate in experiential learning through off-site visits to WBE and corporate campuses and accelerators. Since its inception in 2008, more than 150 students from 40 colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP. WBENC is proud to support women-owned businesses at all levels of success. Women Owned businesses are growing at one and a half times the U.S. national average and in turn contribute over $1.5 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and in 2015 opened an average of 887 new businesses EVERY DAY!
Mona is one of 19 students selected for this competitive program, with an entrepreneur cohort representing 16 universities. She is excited to meet her mentors from Kroger & Ragozzino foods.