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Fostering an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for 20 Years

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Founded in 2002, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that leverages the power of relationship capital to create pathways to success for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We have served more than 6,000 small businesses and oversee a volunteer community of more than 1,000 business professionals.

Our Programs


Women of Color Connecting leverages the power of relationship capital.

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The Making of Black Angels is a movement to increase the number of black angel investors.

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Our volunteer corps of business professionals works to help small businesses get back on the right track with a wide range of programming.

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An angel investing network focused on increasing investor diversity and increasing funding for women (trans and cis), nonbinary, two-spirit, agender, and gender-nonconforming founders. 

For Entrepreneurs

Start a Business

Every good business starts with a good business plan. Start here with our FREE 14-Day Business Plan.

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Grow your Business

If your business has the fundamental building blocks in place, we remove barriers to growth and help you get things done!

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Get Capital Ready*

If you need capital to grow, we can help you get capital ready. Our business professionals help you understand the process and prepare to put your best foot forward when you are ready to start the process. 

*IFEL does not provide investment advisory services.


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