PowerUp collaborates with resource partners across the Commonwealth to help support businesses from the earliest stages to scalability. Our partners include accelerators, business education, capital providers, chambers of commerce, technical assistance and more. Our partner directory will be launching in the Fall 2019 and will allow you to search by category and stage of your business.
- Accelerator Programs
- Access to Capital
- Business Associations
- Business Education
- Certifications and Contracting
- Co-Working Spaces
- Policy and Research
- Technical Assistance
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise(WBE) certifications help you to do business with government agencies and corporations with minority supplier diversity programs. Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled.
The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) advances business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) – certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises – by creating mutually beneficial links between MBEs and Corporate Companies. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the minority business community.
The MA Office of Economic Development oversees the Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) includes the following designations: Minority (MBE), Women (WBE), Service-Disabled Veteran (SDVOBE), Veteran (VBE), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTBE); and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE).
The Pacesetters Program @ Boston Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of large and mid sized companies and anchor institutions who use their collective purchasing power to create opportunities at scale for local, ethnic minority-owned businesses. Pacesetters is aligned with the work of the Chamber’s Committee on Economic Opportunity which is charged with developing the united response of the business community to economic inequality.