Through the HerHub initiative, we hope to encourage and build confidence for new women-owned businesses and elevate the visibility of the existing women’s groups, businesses, and events by building a large, diverse, inclusive, comprehensive network.

We are extending an opportunity to all women-owned businesses to expand the way they network and help bridge the network gap through an Accelerator Scholarship Fund. By partnering with various networking organizations and funders of the Accelerator, we will help introduce and support HerHub Members’ participation in various networking opportunities locally.

The initial investment of the Accelerator project was funded by a grant from the Toledo Rotary Foundation with additional support from the Toledo Business Growth Collaborative Funding Pool Program, conveyed by Jumpstart, Northwest Ohio.

“For the past few decades, economists, governments, and private-sector professionals have focused on solutions such as accessible, quality education to bridge the skills divide, among many other fixes. But an often-overlooked asset to address economic inequality in business is networking” –Julie Wuench.

Accelerator Fellowship Program

Program 1:
Open to All

STEP 1:
Submit Application/Join HerHub

Apply for Accelerator Scholarship and receive $99 support towards first-year annual HerHub membership.

STEP 2: Participate in Toledo Business Growth Collaborative (TBGC).

Convened by JumpStart, this collaborative network consists of existing small business assistance organizations in the greater Toledo community.

Step 3:
Optional Step (Participate as interested)

  • Participate in Business Round-table with Women of Toledo
  • Participate in Mentorship Institute

Program 2:
Minority-Owned Businesses Only

**As part of targeted grant initiatives

STEP 1:
Submit Application/Join HerHub

Apply for Accelerator Scholarship and receive $99 support towards first-year annual HerHub membership.

STEP 2:
Join 1 of the Following Networking Organizations:

(Free for first-year annual membership)

  • Any Chamber of Commerce (of your choice)
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • The Northwest Ohio Women’s Business Council (WBC)

Step 3:
Participate in a Minimum of 1 Program

  • Participate in Business Round-table with Women of Toledo
  • Participate in Mentorship Institute
  • Participate in Toledo Business Growth Collaborative