How Goodcity aims to shape entrepreneurs in under-served communities

There’s a new incubator in town, and it aims to help social entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses. The Goodcity Chicago social fellowship incubator will foster entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities around the city, said president Jimmy Lee.

The incubator, which launched July 26, connects for four months founders from 12 area organizations with coaches, financial planners and other experts. The group meets on Saturdays for three-hour sessions at the Blue 1647 tech innovation center in Pilsen. The founders receive training on everything from public speaking to developing a strategic funding plan.

“We want to see more of these incubators developed in the Humboldt Parks and Englewoods and Austins of the world,” Lee said.

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