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LEEAF: Growing equity, one entrepreneur at a time

LEEAF

What we do

The LEEAF Accelerator and Fellowship Program work to create a more diverse, equitable, and thriving economic landscape. LEEAF provides the direct training, resources, and enduring support to help entrepreneurs grow revenue, access capital, and thrive.

Core
strategy

The core strategy pairs a cohort of 60 BIPOC women-led businesses with 60 Cal State LA student Fellows  in a year-long Accelerator focused on revenue growth and capital access.

Network of leaders

Accelerator members receive years of follow-on support and workshops reach hundreds more, fostering a long-term network of economic leaders

Investment ecosystem

Academic research and public relations campaigns directly target obstacles to growth and place BIPOC women-led businesses at the center of narratives of economic success

LEEAF Programs

collaboration

Accelerator and Advising for Businesses

Direct, intensive support for BIPOC women entrepreneurs, including a LEEAF Fellow embedded with their business over the accelerator year. Hablamos Espanol

collaboration

Fellowship for Students

A unique, paid opportunity for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and plans including embedding with a local BIPOC woman entrepreneur.

community

Community impact

Supporting Accelerator & Fellowship alumni for years creates a network of economic leaders. Follow-on workshops, research, and advocacy support these leaders in changing the economic landscape

 

Partners