NewBo City Market is an incubator for businesses in Eastern Iowa. The Market provides space for entrepreneurs to build businesses from the ground up before brick-and-mortar investments are made. The Hatchery serves female entrepreneurs who have remained systematically excluded from the resources needed to grow into successful business owners. Funding will support a full-time Director for Equitable Business Development. Supports provided by this position will include targeted mentoring, free business consulting, rent discounts, micro-grants, child care stipends, and financial literacy education.
Social Change: Through resources designed for and utilized by women and girls, this program is positioning women for long-term success, helping to balance out a history of inequity for female entrepreneurs.