Join Project 500 DC

Project 500 DC’s network spans more than 500 diverse entrepreneurs from traditionally underrepresented groups, two yearly programs, various coaches and mentors, and a thriving community. Join here for FREE.


The Project 500 DC community of diverse entrepreneurs is unlike any in the region. Our members are passionate and committed to #GiveFirst and help each other as they move along their entrepreneurial journey to grow their business.

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From the EMERGE program for Micro Enterprises and ASCEND 20/20 program for 2nd Stage Companies, to a NonProfit Training Program and Facebook Community, there are various ways to engage the network.

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Nothing provides more success than continuous learning and a network of supporters. Sometimes those around don't get the struggle to start a business. and that's okay, but you'll need to balance that with people who do get you and support you.