PowerMoves is building ecosystems of support for underrepresented entrepreneurs of color to create the necessary city-specific, regional, and national infrastructure to attract new capital, increase investment opportunities, and generate comprehensive support. Participation in PowerMoves helps entrepreneurs refine their business models, shape their go-to-market strategies, connect with advisors, and secure early investment to launch, operationalize, and scale their businesses. In just one year, PowerMoves has nationally sourced 100 companies from 26 major cities across the country and helped secure more than $27 million in capital commitments. Ragusa manages public relations for the initiative, crafting compelling narratives and garnering media coverage to expand PowerMove’s networks of support and participation.
PowerMoves.NOLA is an initiative to increase the number of minority-founded, venture-backed, high-growth entrepreneurial businesses in the United States.