LAST WEEK OF
HUB PILOT CANCELED
This is the Kheprw team. As we’re all aware, the pandemic has forced all of us to look closely at our engagement in community and we have decided that at least until April 30 we are canceling all public events, including the entrepreneur hub coworking hours at Alkhemy.
Our current plan for our April 11 food distribution for the Community Controlled Food Initiative (ccfi.kheprw.org) will be pick-up only at Alkhemy (3802 N. Illinois Street) 3-5pm.
Over the next days and weeks, we’re compiling resources to help our community address this serious matter and will start sending updates with what we find next week.
FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 14, 2020
Kheprw Institute is collaborating with Forward Cities to launch a pilot entrepreneur hub at 38th and Illinois Street which will provide space for under-resourced entrepreneurs to work, develop skills and build their network. The hub will be located at Alkhemy (3802 N. Illinois Street) and open for business February 18 - March 21 with the goal of gauging community needs and collecting learnings to adapt and scale the project.
Alkhemy is a 3,000 square foot workspace located in the Concord Building at 3802 N. Illinois Street. It is equipped with modern furnishings with an open-office design and high-speed internet. It’s a great place to work alone, meet others or host small meetings.
Thanks to everyone for joining our workshops, the remaining workshops have been cancelled due to public health concerns around Covid-19.
$500 PITCH CONTEST
Share your business idea with our community and compete to win a $500 prize. We’re hosting a pitch contest in collaboration with PitchFeast on MONDAY APRIL 20, 5:30-7PM. To qualify to pitch you have to:
- Visit the Alkhemy coworking space at least twice before March 21.
- Submit your online application to pitch (click below). APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 26 AT 11:59PM.
- Attend a Practice Yo Pitch workshop with Kendrea Williams. Next workshop is Thursday April 9, 5:30-7pm. If you are unable to attend the workshop, but want to pitch email email@example.com
We have postponed the pitch contest due to public health concerns around Covid-19. Stay tuned for future updates.
$500 GRANT CONTEST
Share your business idea and get your chance to win a $500 grant. Applications are due by 11:59pm on March 26 (click below to apply). A panel of judges will choose a winner to be announced April 6.
LOCATION + HOURS
OUR PARTNERS + SPONSORS
This pilot project is made possible by the support of Forward Cities and the partners and sponsors listed below. Forward Cities is a national nonprofit equipping communities and regions to grow and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. Learn more on their website forwardcities.org.