Start:ME In The News

The City of Evanston Celebrates Start:ME's Graduating Entrepreneurs.


(First Row- Left to right)

Emma Shirey, StartME team

Melinda Chappell, owner of EmC's Virtual Assisting Services

Leroy Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Security Consulting Services:

Karla Dunn, working to launch Karryout Kitchen

Alicia Jackson, owner of NayNay's

Anzora Adkins, President of the Evanston Community Council

Stephona Bowman, working to launch Organized Khaos

Helaine Wilson, owner of HumbleBee Childcare Services

Dawn Tolonen, StartME Program Director


(Second/top row)

Mark Bates, owner of The Bigg Snack Daddy Snack Trap

Ashley Keith, working to launch Purpose

Vanessa Gibert, owner of Peggy's Precious Angels Daycare and Learning Center


On May 1st the city of Evanston celebrated all of the hard work and accomplishments of the 2018 Start:ME Evanston entrepreneurs and welcomed them into the Start:ME Alumni network. Join us in congratulating the 2018 StartME Evanston graduates!

Small Businesses Get a Good Start with Start:ME Entrepreneur Accelerator

Learn a bit about Start:ME from purposebuiltcommunities.org and learn about GiGail Petty and Michelle Campbell. Two successful entrepreneurs whose businesses, Let's Celebrate and Body by Chelle, have been boosted thanks to the program.

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Start:ME: Xavier University accelerator focuses first on Evanston micro-entrepreneurs

The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority highlights Start:ME's success by focusing on the class of 2017.

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