USBLN Certified DOBE Finalist in Wells Fargo Start Up Accelerator
Advocations, LLC a USBLN certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) is a finalist in Wells Fargo’s Start Up Accelerator! The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is a hands-on program designed to advance startups that create solutions for enterprise customers – inside and outside the financial industry. The selected winner is funded up to $500,000, on their business idea. The multi-step process starts with an application, and a few rounds of pitches directly with personnel at Wells Fargo. If a company is chosen, they collaborate closely with Wells Fargo, are involved in an intensive six-month program and are given access to leverage Wells Fargo’s network. Learn more about this program here: https://accelerator.wellsfargo.com. Learn more about Advocations, LLC here: http://www.advocations.org
DOBE Spotlight Series: Mona Lisa Faris
Mona Lisa Faris, the publisher of DiversityComm, originally planned to be a professor of intracultural communication and public speaking when she realized she needed to make an important decision: start a teaching fellowship, or take an entrepreneurial path and begin publishing a newsletter on diversity.
DOBE Spotlight Series: Pat Graves, Caption First
Caption First, a USBLN® Certified DOBE™, has been providing real time captioning services for almost 30 years. The company is dedicated to delivering communication alternatives for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have trouble with comprehension and fluency.
Information Guide for Service-Disabled Veteran and Veteran Disability-Owned Businesses
There are approximately 57 million people with disabilities in the U.S., and they’re nearly twice as likely to be self-employed. With initiatives like the USBLN’s Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP), they also have the ability to achieve greater economic success and independence.
DOBE Spotlight Series: Matt Hempel
Agilitech Solutions LLC, a USBLN® Certified SDV-DOBE™ and VA Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, was formed to address the critical issues of web accessibility for the disabled community. It provides automated web accessibility solutions that work with a single line of code.
The Public Relations Society of America Recognizes O’Brien Communications
The October Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) Spotlight is on O’Brien Communications. Founded by Tim O’Brien in 2001, this PR firm was recently ranked as one of the top 14 PR firms in Pittsburgh. O’Brien Communications is the 2017 recipient of the Public Relations Society of America “Indie Award.”