Forward Cities

Culturally-Affirming Neighborhood Coworking Space with Business Incubator

Culturally-Affirming Neighborhood Coworking Space with Business Incubator

How can a welcoming and community-based coworking space transform the experience of historically marginalized entrepreneurs? Forward Cities Local DIrector for Indianapolis, IN Kaliah Ligon walks us through the pivotal moment a vacated retail business was repurposed as an Entrepreneur Hub and community wealth building. Multi-business Founder Ravan Carter of Styl-ish, Bag-ish, and co-owner Self-ish View shares how having a central location to operate and learn has positioned her and her businesses for growth. The Kheprw Institute (pronounced K-hep-pra), served as a consultant to test the demand for a culturally affirming coworking space and develop workshop criteria for participants.  Eastside Collaborative Consultant Malieka Robinson worked to process site selection with Forward Cities and Kheprw Institute. Learn more about Forward Cities' Community Entrepreneur Accelerators.

Duration: 27 min

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