CoCo & GFE Launch EIR Program For African American and Latino Tech Entrepreneurs


CoCoCoCo has teamed up with Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) to host one of 10 founders participating in the CODE2040 Residency next year.

The CODE2040 Residency is “designed to empower Black and Latino entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level while cultivating diversity in their own communities.”

As such, CoCo is offering a year-long Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) fellowship, providing them with the resources to build their company, while they act as a “chief diversity officer” in their communities.

“Our community here in the Twin Cities is a strong one. But as is the case in many cities, African American and Latino entrepreneurs are greatly underrepresented in the Twin Cities tech industry. We want to fix that, and we know you do, too,” CoCo said about the program.  The EIR at COCO will receive:

  • A $40,000 stipend
  • Workspace at COCO
  • Quarterly retreats with CODE2040
  • A trip to the Googleplex in Silicon Valley for training and networking
  • Mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs
  • Support from CODE2040 and the tech hubs on the creation of community impact

The application period closes on January 10, 2016; learn more and apply here