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 & CEO
Shannon Hooten, Director of Culture & Strategy
Shannon Cheek, Expansion Director

MORTAR Cincinnati Board of Directors
Kala Gibson, Board Chair
Shawn Manns, Finance Chair
Ashlee Young, Secretary
Dr. Nita Walker
Ben Greenberg
Yvette R. Simpson, Esq./MBA
Stephanie Khurana
Rob McDonald
Jake Samad
Kashif Shaikh
Derrick Braziel, CoFounder
William Thomas II, CoFounder
Allen Woods, CoFounder & CEO

OTHER WAYS TO HELP
• Visit our online Alumni Directory to support graduates from our Entrepreneurship Academy.

• Make a donation to our organization OR to The Iron Chest Fund where donation helps fund Pitch Night awards and prizes that 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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