More Examples of Sponsored Programs
Santander Bank Cultivates Small Business Initiative
Santander Bank was looking to help early-stage entrepreneurs in low and middle-income U.S. neighborhoods build and sustain their businesses. Santander aimed to provide particular support to women-, minority-, and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries.
In partnership with Babson, ICIC, CommonWealth Kitchen, and LAEDA, Santander’s overarching program provides participants with industry specific training, networks, and mentoring, as well as small capital grants.
Babson develops and delivers the customized training curriculum for participants over a three-month period. Our interactive business education curriculum involves virtual classes designed specifically for food-industry entrepreneurs.
The inaugural class of 30 business owners ran in October 2017. We have since trained almost 100 entrepreneurs working in businesses such as processing, technology, manufacturing, and food service.