A lot goes into building a community, and we wouldn’t be where we are now if we’d tried to go out and do it alone. During the past couple years, we’ve developed some pretty amazing relationships with our partners, financial contributors and supporters – and it’s this team effort that enables us to reach more people, in more communities with even more more of an impact.

Extra special thanks to everyone who has joined us in our efforts to build communities through entrepreneurship:

There’s still a lot more that we want to do, so we’re always searching for more people and organizations to build with us.
There are so many moving parts to this plan that we’ve decided to roll out a blueprint of our needs here. It’s our hope that you will join us in building the next generation of Cincinnati Entrepreneurs! 

Short Term

– Scholarship Sponsors to subsidize costs for students –

– Available Meeting Space to have Classes –
(Weekly, 3-4 hour commitment over 10 weeks)

– Food & Beverage Sponsors for Class Sessions (Meals for students) –

– Bus & Bike Passes for students who need transportation assistance –

– Gift Cards: Ikea, Kroger, Target, Staples etc. –

– Financial Contributions to Assist with Operating Expenses & Staffing –

– Referrals of potential students from Civic Organizations –

– Copy & Print Center to support MORTAR printing needs –
(Flyers, Posters, Brochures & Business cards)

 – Photographers & Videographers to capture stories and experiences –

– Guest Speakers to share entrepreneurial experiences w/ MORTAR students –
(1 hour commitment)

– Business Mentors to work one-on-one with students over 10-weeks –
(5 hour commitment – 1 hour every other week)

– Letters of Support from Businesses and Community Leaders –

– Volunteers to assist with distribution of promotional materials –
(Flyers, Posters, Brochures & Business cards)

– Volunteers to assist during MORTAR classes –

If you’re unable to assist us with the things on our list, maybe your helping hand comes in the form of a letter to one of the organizations that you work with – suggesting that they support the work that we’re doing in Cincinnati and abroad. That alone may be the spark needed to motivate others to jump on board with their partnerships or in-kind donations. Perhaps your support comes in the form of offering to meet us for a nice cup of tea and sharing some of your insights.

Whatever it is, if it’s helping us build urban entrepreneurs, we’re all in.