In order to prioritize equality in the market, American Express is launching a special mentorship and grant program geared toward BIPOC-owned businesses across Canada. The project is called Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses™ and is powered by the DMZ, which works to help companies grow their business.
The mentorship and grant program will provide 100 businesses, owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, with comprehensive guidance and $1,000,000 in grants to help support their business ventures. This comes as a welcomed and necessary program as statistics show that "BIPOC business owners face barriers to running their businesses at a rate higher than their white counterparts."
American Express Canada partnered with pro basketball player and owner of the FVV Shop, Fred Van Vleet, to help spread the word. Starting now until July 27, BIPOC business owners nationwide can learn more and apply by visiting dmz.to/AmexBlueprint.
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