What is Rise Up?

Rise Up is an opportunity for Black women entrepreneurs, at any stage of business, to shine and pitch for the chance to win thousands of dollars in financial awards and resources.

This program has been designed to help Black women entrepreneurs develop key skills, build their networks, and receive the support they need to succeed.

Learn more about the application process in this instructional video.

Watch the info session video

Level Up with Rise Up

We’re aligning the Rise Up training, workshops and coaching with the three different levels of BACEL – fundamental, master class and academy. This allows participants to scale, or rise up, according to the stage of their operations. Here’s an overview of each level:

1 – Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship introduces participants to entrepreneurial basics, helps them develop a business mindset and enables them to cultivate their ideas. This level focuses on these themes:

  • Business Research
  • Networking
  • Self-Assessment
  • Self-Care

2 – Master Class

This level gives participants the support and tools they need to launch or scale up their business. They’ll identify the strengths and challenges of their business idea and cultivate the skills to move from a concept to reality. The curriculum for this level focuses on:

  • The Business Model Canvas (I to IV), a tool to help you visualize all the building blocks required to start a business.
  • Digital Skills
  • Legal Basics
  • Self-Care

3 – Academy

The Academy is intended for participants who completed the master class level of programming and their business is positioned for significant growth. Participants will l hone your growth mindset, deepen their leadership skills and get ready to apply for funding. Training includes:

  • Advanced Business Skills I & II
  • Digital Skills
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Negotiating
  • Procurement
  • Regulations: Intellectual Property
  • Securing Funding
  • Self-Care

What are you waiting for Rise Up women?


We’ll contact you to confirm your registration and your Rise Up level.


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