New York City, NY — This month, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) New York City Minority Business Center will begin a working collaboration with the National Minority Angel Network (NMAN), a new organization dedicated to fostering investment in minority-led and owned start-up businesses. To kick off this new collaborative initiative to connect minority-led and owned businesses with investors, the New York City Minority Business Center and NMAN will cohost a reception for potential investors on May 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm.
NCRC’s New York City Minority Business Center provides management and business consulting services to minority business enterprises, and utilizes strategic partnerships to improve minority-owned companies’ performance and profitability. NMAN works to provide mentorship, educational events, and capital to minority-led and owned startups across America. The New York Minority Business Center will work with NMAN to identify appropriate minority-led and owned businesses and connect them with “angel investors” who will commit capital and resources to those businesses.
NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We are excited to bring people together to create jobs and build opportunities for small business owners through this new initiative. Allowing full participation in business creation and development is an important part of economic justice, and NCRC is dedicated to leveling the playing field, and ensuring that everyone gets a fair shot to prosper and thrive.”
Timothy Reese, Founder and Principal of NMAN said: “We are excited about our New York City launch in partnership with NCRC. We believe recent activity for high-growth startups in New York provides ideal conditions to be launching our program here at this time before rolling out to other regions in the U.S.”
The reception will be held on May 30, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the New York City Minority Business Center. The New York City Minority Business Center is located at 114 West 47th Street, 19th Floor. This event is open to press. For more information please contact Eric Hersey at 202-524-4880.
NCRC is the only non-profit organization in the nation that operates three MBDA Business Centers, with centers in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Houston, TX. NCRC also manages a Women’s Business Center and Small Business Teaming Center sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a small business development loan fund.