Shora Foundation

To businesses owned by African-Americans in Knoxville, TN, Shora Foundation will provide a shared, co-working space and access to social and financial capital.

In Knoxville, TN, in 2017 the African-American poverty rate was 42%, while only making up 17% of the Knoxville population. It’s our duty to serve this under-resourced minority population by working to close this tremendous gap particularly by developing small business start-ups

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of Knoxville's population are black people.

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or less of annual venture capital funds are recived by black women owned businesses.

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of the poverty rate are black Knoxvillians.

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PROGRAMS

Learn more about how our programs can help accelerate your business & help reduce overhead expenses for small businesses in Knoxville TN.

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SPONSORSHIP

We offer a variety of sponsorship levels that will fit your wants and needs. If you have any questions regarding these levels, give us a call.

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

We have goals, solutions, and processes set in place to help us be one of the first to provide an all-inclusive growth and development center in a predominately black urban area.

The Shora Difference

The Growth and Development Center has an answer in its Roots Collective co-working space and access to capital and business classes. The space will be housed in a Black community located in East Knoxville, which equates to a safe space for African-American entrepreneurs. Additionally, business resources—financial, academic, and social—will help businesses grow and empower the entrepreneurs, ultimately to close the wealth gap adversely affecting African-Americans.

Media Coverage

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KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL

How this $1.5M East Knoxville co-working space would help Black entrepreneurs grow revenues

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