The DID Model
The DID model is based on four key areas: START, GROW, FOCUS and INVEST. Entrepreneurs START with an idea, then GROW that idea into a company. With FOCUS, the idea becomes a business ready for funding and partnerships, and the success of the business allows us to then INVEST in other communities or START again with a new idea.
A workshop series focused on teaching urban entrepreneurs how to THINK BIG and turn their ideas into a product. Learn more about START »
A network of small groups and meet-ups that allow entrepreneurs to network and support each other through the development of their companies.
A program that mentors, develops and advises tech companies with black women as cofounders. Twenty percent of our FOCUS Fellows have received funding from angel and/or venture investors. A major part of this program is the annual #FOCUS100 Start-up Boot Camp and Symposium.Learn more about FOCUS »
A project focused on developing and supporting investments in tech companies from the urban community. See a list of companies that DID formally advises.