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Community Investment Collaborative’s mission is to strengthen our community by fueling the success of under resourced entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, micro-lending, and networking. To date:



Training Mentoring Financing Networking

8/6
2015

3rd Annual Whole Foods Market Entrepreneur Showcase

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8/3
2015

Beanfully Entrepreneur Profile

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3rd Annual Whole Foods Showcase

3rd Annual Whole Foods Showcase

On Monday, August 3rd, CIC and Whole Foods Market Charlottesville hosted the 3rd Annual Whole Foods Entrepreneur Showcase.

Seven local entrepreneurs, and graduates of CIC's entrepreneurship workshop, demoed their products Monday evening. The event helps them reach a wider audience and expand their network and customer base.

Thank you to Whole Foods for hosting the event and supporting local entrepreneurs!

Photo to the left is by Ryan M. Kelly from Daily Progress. Find more photos of the event taken by Daily Progress here and the story of it on NBC 29.

Applications Now Closed for Entrepreneurship Training Workshop

Applications Now Closed for Entrepreneurship Training Workshop

Applications are now closed for our 17-week entrepreneurial workshop which includes the WIBO Workshop, How to build a Growing Profitable Business. We had an especially competitive field of applicants this round. Thank you to all who applied and helped spread the word about our program!

For those still interested in our program, check back with us in January when we will be having our next round of applications for both our Charlottesville and Fluvanna/Louisa workshops.

CIC Graduates 27 Entrepreneurs from its 6th Charlottesville Entrepreneur Training Workshop

CIC Graduates 27 Entrepreneurs from its 6th Charlottesville Entrepreneur Training Workshop

CIC held its 6th graduation ceremony on Monday, June 22nd at the Carver Recreation Center, celebrating 27 entrepreneurs who completed the 17 week entrepreneur training program which includes the WIBO Workshop, How to Build Growing, Profitable Business.

Congratulations to our entrepreneurs who have put in the tremendous time and effort to research, learn about, and put together their businesses! Profiles of the graduates can be found in our entrepreneur directory.