About Ascend 2020 DC

Ascend 2020 DC is part of a national initiative led by the University of Washington Foster School of Business; the program is creating local support ecosystems for neighborhood-based businesses, inner-city businesses, and minority-owned businesses in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. by linking business schools, business service-providing organizations and community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Over the next three years, the goal is to support 350 businesses, across the six cities to increase revenue by $1 billion. 

To learn more about the program, check out our press coverage on Channel 4 news during our launch event on May 30, 2017.