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Capital Catalyst Initiative

Obtaining financing is one of the largest hurdles in starting and growing a business. Crowdfunding is one way to obtain vital start-up capital. We know that crowdfunding isn't easy. 

IFEL Capital Catalyst is an innovative program that provides small businesses with an initial 0% loan for crowdfunding.

Through our experience in working with entrepreneurs, we know that the most successful crowdfunding begins when there's momentum. That's why we started this program in an effort to inspire others to act in support of founders.

IFEL CEO Jill Johnson

Who is eligible?

  • Small business owners 

  • Women of color and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Annual Revenue:  $0-$250,000

  • Ability to practice for and to make a pitch.

Business Discussion
Leadership Presentation