Project Entrepreneur Components
Small businesses have long served as the backbone of the American economy, and UBS is committed to delivering the firm’s resources, both financial and intellectual, to enable them to grow their companies, create jobs and contribute to their local communities.
In addition to UBS-led programs, the firm partners with leading non-profits focused on economic growth and job creation through support of early-stage entrepreneurs.
September 29, 2015 – Project Entrepreneur Launch, Media Coverage
- Forbes – Rent the Runway partners with UBS to boost female entrepreneurs' big visions
- Fast Company – Rent the Runway launches accelerator program for women
- Entrepreneur – Rent the Runway just launched a competition and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs
- Wired – A competition for female founders tackles tech's gender gap
- Women's Wear Daily – Rent the Runway nurtures female entrepreneurs
July 31, 2015 – VFA Blog Post – 2015 Training Camp: Week 5 Recap
From building websites and sharpening their technical skills to personality assessments and emotional intelligence training, VFA Fellows are heading to their cities equipped with the hard and soft skills needed to hit the ground running.
June 9, 2015 – Press Release
Chicagoland business opportunity fund helps open fresh catch fish eatery in Gresham community.
May 29, 2015 – Press Release
Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund helps open Tribeca’s Gunbae.
March 4, 2015 – Miami Herald – UBS, partners roll out Greater Miami Business Opportunity Fund for small businesses
Miami-area small businesses heard details of the new fund that lends $50,000 to $500,000 to qualifying companies and learned about alternative financing at a UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs event.
January 26, 2015 – Press Release
Sponsored by UBS, the TENN Tour 2015 kicked off in Kingsport on Monday, January 26th, at Meadowview Convention Center. The event featured the ten startup companies who were chosen to participate in this year’s cohort of The TENN, its unique master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators.
December 3, 2014 – Press Release
UBS Provides $5M in alternative financing for small businesses in Florida: VEDC and Neighborhood Lending Partners form Greater Miami Business Opportunity Fund to bring new sources of capital to the local economy.
July 23, 2014 – Memphis Business Journal – The TENN gets a presenting sponsor
Launch Tennessee has received a commitment from UBS that will make the company the presenting sponsor of The TENN, the state’s accelerator program.
July 21, 2014 – The Nashville Post – UBS supporting The TENN
On the heels of setting up shop in the downtown tower formerly known as the Regions Center, global bank UBS has committed to be the presenting sponsor of Launch Tennessee’s The TENN master accelerator program for the next two years.
August 19, 2013 – Press Release
UBS and the Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund provide alternative small business financing in Chicago.
March 23, 2012 – The New York Times – Helping Small-Business Owners Find the Perfect Mentor
Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw was a bit skeptical when he was asked to donate his time and expertise to a program that helps small-business owners. He had mentored students hoping to get into his alma mater, the Naval Academy, and service members on their way out of the military.
November 11, 2011 – On Wall Street – UBS and the small business owner challenge
Richelieu Dennis is in the eye of the hurricane. That's what Holly Hendrix thinks when she looks at the recent growth of Dennis' natural personal care products company, Sundial Creations. "Don't micromanage it. Go with it," Hendrix, a UBS Financial Advisor told Dennis, her client of only a few months.
September 16, 2011 – Crain's – Even old-hand entrepreneurs need mentoring
When Kenny Lao found out in July that his Rickshaw Dumpling Bar had won a proposal to open a kiosk in Times Square this fall, he realized that the tight time frame allowed no room for mistakes. "This was an unplanned opening," Mr. Lao said.