Ernst & Young Launches New Program for Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

New York-based Big 4 firm EY has launched a new business accelerator and executive-level educational program designed to elevate Black and Latinx-owned companies through access to mentors, resources and networks.

The inaugural cohort of participants in EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN), which includes entrepreneurs in 10 markets across the country, will participate in a 12-month curated program that includes a company assessment, alignment with a dedicated EY relationship advisor and a customized learning plan based on the needs and maturity of the company. Participants will receive guidance in digital transformation, support in upskilling employees and help developing boards and expanding professional networks. An on-demand EAN option with self-paced education will also be available to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs of all levels nationwide.

“Minority entrepreneurs receive so little support, even though they show immense revenue potential,” says EAN program director Nit Reeder. “But closing this gap requires more than capital alone. EAN is not a ‘fund and forget’ program. Our curriculum provides tools and access to an ecosystem.”

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