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Last Chance to Apply for Launch1000! Deadline May 6
There are only a few days left to apply for Launch1000! The program is designed to help residents evaluate a business or nonprofit idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. During 2021, over 200 Launchers completed the program and most have launched their ventures.
This year’s program will feature a Dual Language cohort (English/Spanish), which will provide participants with bilingual coaches and mentors. We will be hosting an infosession in Spanish on our Facebook today, Monday, May 2, at 1:00 PM.
The deadline to apply is May 6, 2022.
Westchester County Executive Announces Launch of
GIS Map for MWBEs

Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Office of Economic Development are giving Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) a new tool on the web to connect and gain access to opportunities within the County. A new web-based mapping application, developed by the Westchester County Department of Information Technology GIS, provides a comprehensive view of all businesses registered with the Westchester County Minority and Women-Owned Business Program. The application allows users to identify detailed information about each business and functions like filtering business data by categories or finding nearby businesses based on an address and valuable infographics.
There are currently 2,510 MWBEs registered with Westchester County. Of that number, 1,415 are businesses owned by women. The top five specializations include: professional services, construction related services, communications, products and supplies and organizational management. 
Launch1000 Infosession (in Spanish) on Facebook Live
Westchester County Office of Economic Development
DATE: May 2, 2022
TIME: 1:00 PM

Real Estate Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce

DATE: May 4, 2022
TIME: 8:00 AM
Starting a Business at 50+
SBA and Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
DATE: May 4, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM
Cinco De Mayo Chamber Networking Event
Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce &
Westchester County Executive George Latimer
DATE: May 4, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM
Getting to The Right Price
Westchester County, The Hudson Valley Center for Innovation
and The Acceleration Project

DATE: May 5, 2022
TIME: 12:00 PM
Roundtable: E-commerce Platform – LinkedIn
SBA and LaGuardia Community College SBDC
DATE: May 11, 2022
TIME: 9:30 AM
Boom! Explode Your Business by Getting Clients with Bigger Budgets
SCORE Westchester
DATE: May 12, 2022
TIME: 1:00 PM
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