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Positive Planet US Announces Participants for Second Accelerator Hub Program

The second Accelerator Hub, which is intended to help underserved women entrepreneurs, offers resources and expertise to five times as many startups selected for their potential to give back to their communities.

Positive Planet US, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing economic, social and environmental inequities through entrepreneurship, is excited to welcome 29 participants to its second “Accelerator Hub” program. The program aims to help minority women in the U.S. kickstart and grow a business. Positive Planet US’s Board of Directors selected the 26 startups for the originality of their business ideas and the social and economic impact on their community. Each startup will participate in this intensive 10-week program. GenPact is serving as a project partner. GenPact is a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation.

The Accelerator Hub includes weekly coaching sessions to help create and master business plans. It also provides a knowledge base for startups, finance, sales and marketing. Participants will additionally have access to special bonus sessions. The sessions will be presented by key industry experts from exclusive partnerships with Positive Planet US.

Accelerator program participants

The 29 participants are:

  • Shalini Akur
  • Alexandra Shvets
  • Audrey Muhammad
  • Christine Matovich
  • Jacqui McKenna
  • Priya Jaswal
  • Charlotte Bowens
  • Ashima Sharma
  • Natasha Norie Standard
  • Gloria Henderson
  • Azizah McEntire
  • Tierra Bartolotti
  • Huan Xia
  • Valeria Alvarez
  • Monique January
  • Porsha Mcwhite
  • Rawchaayah Charles
  • Roberta Arleatha Byrd
  • Norma Thibodeau
  • Stacy Chong
  • Baily Rose
  • Janée Artis
  • Uma Iyer
  • Wanxi Yang
  • Cheryl Cunningham
  • Janae Bosquet-White
  • Y. Elaine Rasmussen
  • Cathleen Trigg-Jones
  • Ana Jakimovska

Helping communities by helping entrepreneurs

“We are pleased with the success of our first Accelerator Hub program, which enabled six women to develop their businesses in an unprecedented economic climate. We are now excited to offer a second program with five times as many promising enterprises,” says Ingrid Gonzalez, President of Positive Planet US.

Positive Planet US would like to thank all the candidates who took the time to apply to this program. The company also congratulates these amazing women on being selected! The accelerator program is especially designed to provide personalized coaching for minority women entrepreneurs who are at the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey and looking to take their new business ideas to the next level. It aims to set them on a course to success not just for themselves, but also for their community.

Positive Planet has an unmatched track record of helping millions around the world create sustainable development solutions for disadvantaged populations, in particular women and youth. To support Positive Planet’s efforts, visit

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