Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2023) – TANTV, a leading African diaspora and multicultural smart news, media, and advertising platform, proudly announces its selection as one of 15 finalists for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) Ascend Capital Accelerator Program. TANTV was chosen among fifteen local small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color from the Greater Washington, D.C. region.
WACIF Ascend Capital Accelerator Program Next Cohort includes 15 ambitious entrepreneurs of color who will build the resilience and growth of their businesses in the face of systemic challenges, from raising capital to external biases affecting day-to-day operations, all while crossing off the “typical” line items to grow your enterprise. This year’s program is designed to help entrepreneurs of color navigate a complex marketplace and build resilient businesses in an ever-changing marketplace.
“Wacif is committed to investing $100M in local communities, reaching 5,000 underserved entrepreneurs with advisory services, and ultimately helping them create or retain 100,000 local jobs in our region,” Wacif Interim CEO Brendon Miller
TANTV is set to benefit from WACIF’s hands-on methodology, access to affordable capital and funding opportunities, individualized consultations with leading experts, and a comprehensive array of advisory and financial services.
“Participating in the Ascend Capital Accelerator will enable us to amplify our impact in supporting African and Black Multicultural diaspora communities and businesses in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area,” says Adedayo Fashanu, CEO of TANTV.
“Developing and growing a business as an entrepreneur of color is hard. Our goal is to support the growth and long-term success of entrepreneurs of color in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia through a holistic multi-week program” – Kimberly D. Gayle. Chief Program Officer, WACIF.
About the Washington Area Community Investment Fund:
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) is one of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on small business development. Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, D.C. area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low-and-moderate-income entrepreneurs. To learn more about Wacif’s mission, visit: www.wacif.org
TANTV is a media technology and news and advertising company catering to and with a vision to advance and elevate the inclusion of the African/Black multicultural diaspora in American society. Our platform allows users and brands to engage, be informed, and interact with the tasteful richness of the multicultural black diaspora community. To learn more about TANTV mission, visit: www.tantvstudios.com