Weekly Wire RoundUp: Youth Venture Program, Steve Wozniak, Kitty Fund 2022, Darin Tuttle & More

By: Editorial Staff


Mar 27, 2022


Startempire Wire Weekly Round up

This week we covered the following news and it includes a Q&A session with Darin Tuttle, founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Tuttle Ventures.

The Youth Venture Program: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: The shark tank for young black entrepreneurs is coming to the inland empire. This 6-week curriculum-based program includes business acumen development meetings each week where a sponsor will lead a session topic, coupled with a mastermind session. The applications for this program will be closed by 2nd June 2022, and the chosen cohort members will be announced on 22nd June 2022.

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple to Speak at an Event in Temecula’s Pechanga Resort: Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc., will be the key speaker at WRCOG’s 31st Annual General Assembly, which will be held on June 23, 2022, at Pechanga Resort Casino.

Corona Community Based Organization Grant Program: A Chance for Nonprofits to Apply: The Community Based Organization (CBO) Grant Program intends to offer grants to nonprofit organizations providing social services to Corona citizens that address ongoing, new, and developing needs. The Community Based Organization grant program (CBO) was given $500,000 to provide funding to nonprofits that provide services to Corona residents who the epidemic has touched. Starting in Fiscal Year 2023 and concluding in 2025, funds will be distributed yearly for three fiscal years.

Kitty Fund 2022: An Initiative to Stabilize 50 Mompreneurs: In 2022, from Kitty Fund, a total of $25,000 will be distributed, in which each of the fifty grant recipients will receive a $500 award, which will be announced at a virtual press event on May 4, 2022.

Ecosystem Influencers: Darin Tuttle, CFA on Identifying Asymmetric Returns: Startempire Wire’s founder Verious Smith III sat down with Darin Tuttle, Founder & CIO of Tuttle Ventures and talked about Darin’s journey as an investment advisor and his journey in the business field. Here’s an edited version of the Q&A session where Darin touched upon how to find investment worthy company, his favorite books on finding the right companies to invest in, and his advice to first time entrepreneurs.

California-Based Small Businesses to Receive Grants From California Dream Fund Program: The California Dream Fund Program is a one-time $35 million grant program that will provide microgrants to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California. The grants range between $5,000-$10,000 per eligible small business. Small startup businesses must complete a rigorous training and consulting program with one of 17 technical assistance centers selected from CalOSBA’s Technical Assistance Expansion Program (TAEP) network.


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