MORTAR Cincinnati

Enabling historically marginalized entrepreneurs to succeed while creating opportunities to build communities through entrepreneurship.

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ESTABLISHED: 2014

MISSION: Our mission is to enable historically marginalized entrepreneurs to succeed while creating opportunities to build communities through entrepreneurship.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: MORTAR has worked to enable prospective and budding entrepreneurs, focusing on those who face barriers to entry such as race or socioeconomic status to start businesses, redevelop communities, and create economic vitality across the midwest.

LEADERSHIP:
Allen Woods, Cofounder/Executive Director
Shannon Hooten, Strategic Director
Kiaya Carter, Expansion Director

MORTAR Cincinnati Board of Directors
Kala Gibson, Board President
Pranav Kothari, Board VP
Dick Westheimer, Board Treasurer
Ashlee Young, Secretary
Erikka Gray
Karyl Cunningham
Dr. Nita Walker
Ben Greenberg
Yvette R. Simpson, Esq./MBA
Stephanie Khurana
Rob McDonald
Jake Samad
Kashif Shaikh
Tim Gibler
Derrick Braziel, MORTAR Cofounder
William Thomas II, MORTAR Cofounder
Allen Woods, MORTAR Cofounder, Executive Director

OTHER WAYS TO HELP: MORTAR Cincinnati has been awarded a grant via the Community Grants program from Jordan Brand. Michael Jordan & the Jordan Brand have a commitment to fight systemic racism through a focus on social justice, education and awareness and economic justice. Join the Jordan Brand in supporting MORTAR. Your donation helps fund Pitch Night awards and prizes which provide start-up capital to our graduates.

Attend an event, host a MORTAR in-person or virtual peer-to-peer fundraiser, and even shopping with or contracting a MORTAR Alum supports the work that we do for our community! We are always looking for Subject Matter Experts who have knowledge and significant experience in a specific field of entrepreneurship for the MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy.

340 Reading Rd., Unit Left
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 888-4769
www.wearemortar.com

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