In a joint effort with National Minority Supplier Development Council, the IUBDC entered into a partnership with the Kellogg Executive Program at Northwestern University to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the tools and skills needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. Scholarship applications are accepted annually for participation in the IUBDC Kellogg Executive Program at Northwestern University. The following requirements will be taken into account when applying for this scholarship. The IUBDC will award full scholarships up to two qualified participants enrolled in the program each summer.
“It’s not how to grow your business but to be prepared for the growth,” is how Jeune summarizes her experience in the five-day program. She found the conversation between other entrepreneurs about the challenges and solutions they each experience to be beneficial; she believes every minority entrepreneur should attend the program.
DB Sterlin Consultants, Inc.
Regine Jeune, president
Certified MBE African American women-owned business enterprise
“The instructors offered expert advice on issues we deal with every day and provided a helpful framework for envisioning the future of our organizations. I appreciate the prior efforts of these trailblazers who came before us and have given so much to see other minorities live out their entrepreneurial dreams,” said Davis.
Lyons View Manufacturing & Supply, A Will Group Company
Joshua Davis, president
Certified MBE African American male-owned business enterprise
“Thanks to a scholarship program from IUBDC, we received world-class training that will help us increase the value we provide to our utility customers.”
E.C. Ortiz & Company
Edilberto Ortiz, president
Certified MBE Asian male-owned business enterprise