Grow your business with support every step of the way.

Designed for BIPOC founders, the BECU Inclusive Entrepreneur Program will provide access to mentorship, entrepreneurship methodology, and a community of entrepreneurs just like you.
Ready to take the step? Register on our platform, complete your application and apply
to be part of this unique opportunity!

Free program

Apply before:
Applications open until 3 April


United States*

4 months

Supporting BIPOC founders
*Check available counties

A program designed to unleash the potential
of your business!

Connect with a community of entrepreneurs

Connect with other BIPOC founders, and mentors to build a strong business network. Learn, share and grow together.

Receive the support of a mentor

Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Receive advice to guide your business decisions, generate new ideas and propel your business forward.

Access seed funding

Learn how to present your project like a pro and compete in front of a jury in our final event. You can win up to 5K in seed funding for your business.

About the BECU Inclusive Entrepreneur Program

Funded through the Black Community Development Project, the BECU Inclusive Entrepreneur Program, aims to empower BIPOC founders to embrace their entrepreneurial potential and gain the skills needed to launch or grow a successful business. As a member focussed credit union, BECU advocates for financial freedom for all our communities.That’s why this program has been designed specifically for BIPOC founders. 

Whether you’re aiming to transform a hobby into a career, scale your side business, or make a community impact, we’re here to offer the resources you need to design, build and validate their business plan.

Ready to break barriers and grow?

What will you learn during the program?

Discover how to make your business unique, and how to attract more customers.

Learn how to calculate your costs and price points, to drive your profits and growth.​

Master the best way to communicate and promote your business.

Aquire skills to calculate your business finances for the next 3 years, so you can can make more informed decisions.​​

Uncover how your business can positively impact your community, and attract collaborators and investors.

Strategize to to expand your business, scale your operations and attract new customers.

This program is perfect for you if...

Elegible counties


  • Benewah
  • Bonner
  • Boundary
  • Clearwater
  • Idaho
  • Kootenai
  • Latah
  • Lewis
  • Nez Perce
  • Shoshone


  • Benton
  • Clackamas
  • Columbia
  • Deschutes
  • Lane
  • Linn
  • Marion
  • Multnomah
  • Polk
  • Washington
  • Yamhill

South Carolina

  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Dorchester


  • All counties

How to apply to the program?


Create your profile


Start by clicking on the “Apply now!” button.

Fill in your personal information to set up an account on our platform.

Remember your email and password for future access.



Complete all sections

Complete all sections of the application, thoroughly filling out each answer.

Once completed, all the checkmarks at the top will turn blue, indicating that you’re ready to submit.

Note: An asterisk “*” next to the question indicates that the field is required.

Hint: An asterisk “*” next to the question indicates that the field is required.


Submit your application and await further news


 We recommend that you review your application in detail one last time. If you’re good to go, click “Submit” in the lower right corner.

Make sure to submit your application by 3 April.

Our team will be in touch with a notification about the status of your application.

Apply before:


Submit your application before 3 April

Important dates

Until 3 April
Start by making a profile on our platform and telling us more about you and your project. After you send in your application, we'll look through all the applicants who are interested in joining program.
Participant announcement
April 10th
We'll carefully review all applications to choose 15 participants for this edition. If selected, your next step will be to accept your spot in the program!
Welcome session
April 12th
Join us for a welcome session to dive into the details program! We'll introduce you to the program's schedule, your role, and the tools you'll use to develop your business. Don't miss out on this chance to learn more about what lies ahead.
Entrepreneurship program
From April 29th until August 29th
The online incubation experience begins! From here you'll dive into weekly mentoring sessions, use the practical tools in our digital platform, and follow our entrepreneurship step-by-step plan. You will have 5 months to complete all the modules and develop your business plan.

FAQs about the program

Contact Us

Meet Stephanie, Program Manager at Bridge for Billions.
You can send her an email with any questions you have about the program.

She’ll be happy to hear from you!

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