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Economic Development
Jan 21, 2022

Wits Begin Helps to Build Sustainable Businesses Locally

Sponsored Content provided by Girard Newkirk - Co-founder & CEO , Genesis Block

Genesis Block has partnered with Corning Inc for the development of the Wits Begin Incubator Program. Wits Begin is an incubator program designed to help early stage startups and small businesses achieve business model validation and prove they have a market for their product or service.

Founders will receive educational programming, technical assistance, business model development, mentoring and networking. The program consists of 12 weeks of training and business development. Participants also receive a 12-month coworking membership to Genesis Block.

Genesis Block is a business development services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. We have 5 pillars that guide our method for spurring sustainable economic development.

  • Business Development: We provide resources to help entrepreneurs and small business owners strengthen their ventures.

  • Strategic Planning: We help forward-thinking organizations achieve their goals for equity in entrepreneurship and workforce development.

  • Innovation: We manage coworking and shared workspace offering entrepreneurs, freelancers and creators affordable spaces to grow their businesses.

  • Education: The GenesisBlock Entrepreneur Academy offers four curriculum-based programs that our technical training and mentors regardless of the stage in their entrepreneurial journey.

  • Technology: GenesisBlock technology is powered by Anza which connects minority and women-owned businesses, prime contractors, government agencies, developers, vendors and trade partners on one easy to use platform.

    Corning Inc. collaborated with Genesis Block to provide funding for the Genesis Block Wits Begin program with the aim to help the company support its mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities and grow sustainable small businesses locally.

    Applications are currently open for founders and business owners to apply. Apply here.

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