This episode I speak with community leader and my good friend BJ Stewart. BJ serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Urban Impact in Seattle Washington. Seattle is a global hot spot, a tech powerhouse with a buzzing scene for startups. But of course, there’s another story. The city saw a huge surge in coronavirus cases early on, which only served to exacerbate the problems for many local communities.
BJ wants to help break the barriers to marketplace entry that marginalized entrepreneurs face, and Urban Impact is in a prime position to serve the diverse ethnic groups that dwell in the 98118 zip code. Breaking the cycle of poverty requires addressing the many facets that feed into a significant opportunity gap.
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