The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) Program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the UB Center for Urban Studies. The program’s mission is to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies to the next stage of development. The MWEE Program is partially funded with a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation.
The program is designed to help participants:
Participants (protégés) work with a mentor, attend monthly business development seminars, additional networking events and complete a revised or newly developed business plan. The Protégé of the Year receives the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award and a $1,500 prize.
To participate, an applicant must be either a woman or a member of a recognized minority and own a business in the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early as it is not unusual for the class to be filled before the deadline. Please click here to apply.
The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program is a fee-based, certificate program. Information on program fees is available upon request.
To obtain program fees, request a brochure or learn more, contact the CEL office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 885-5715.