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Taking Care of Business: Contracts & Funding

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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Taking Care of Business: Contracts & Funding


Date: 10/25/22

Time: 12:00PM- 1:00PM ET

Speakers: Germaine Pentsil and Kyana Beckles

    The purpose of this event is to help participants understand the requirements, availability of funding, and tips to securing those funds. The session will cover:

    1. A general overview of STEM funding and certifications
    2. Grant writing 

    Target Audience: BIOP members working with non-profits/funding their own businesses

    Event Type: Presentation


    Kyana is a serial social entrepreneur, and advocate for affecting change through implementation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her entities are outlets to impact social change for the Black community; Leverage Assessments affects employability, Community Policing Strategies advocates for the use of the intersectionality of Black Expertise and Experience to design changes in our communities, and the Black Government Contracting Club utilizes a strategic fulfillment approach to increase City, State and Federal spend for Black vendors from 1% to 15%.

    Dr. Germaine Pentsil is the founder of G. Pentsil Consulting, a Detroit-based business consulting agency that services the non-traditional entrepreneur. Her clients include non-profits and start ups that do not have access to the resources and opportunities that big box brands come across. Germaine's past business ventures included a jewelry company, fashion design, and academic support. She also sits on several non-profit boards that work to enhance artistic skill and community engagement. Since 2014, Dr. Pentsil has worked with young professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits on organizational development and related goals. As a serial entrepreneur,

    Germaine has experienced the roller coaster of getting your business off the group, and from this, she uses her skills and experience to help others define their professional path.

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