InvestNOLA helps to scale eligible small businesses with high-growth potential owned by entrepreneurs of color.

The program is designed to accelerate expansion of high-growth potential businesses by connecting them to public- and private-sector opportunities, innovative capital products, and advanced business-management education, developed by Tulane and Xavier universities. 

Managed by the New Orleans Business Alliance, the program leverages Tulane and Xavier’s combined expert faculty and network of mentors. Participants will learn executive management training focused on business expansion, sustainable growth, cost analysis, fiscal management, human resource management, and strategic planning.  

About InvestNOLA

Launched in 2019 through an initial $500K investment from JPMorgan Chase, as part of its national business growth accelerator Ascend, InvestNOLA is a robust business growth program for high-growth businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color, designed to help them scale their companies into $10M+ middle market enterprises.


InvestNOLA High-Growth Accelerator for Entrepreneurs and Construction Contractors of Color

Please answer all questions in this assessment so that we have all pertinent information that will assist in developing a customized plan for growth and connecting you to the resources necessary to implement your growth plan. If you don’t know the answer to a question, please write “unsure.” If it doesn’t apply, simply write “N/A.”


Privacy Statement

As a participant in the Ascend 2022 program, you are asked to share business information that may be sensitive and confidential to your operations. To ensure that we safeguard all business-related information in the strictest confidence, each member of the New Orleans Business Alliance is required to sign a “Code of Ethics and Conduct”. This Code establishes our commitment to our clients’ confidentiality and proper conduct in all phases of our relationship. This is especially applicable to information and communications that may develop in our discussions.

If you have questions regarding any portion of the “Code of Ethics and Conduct,” we will gladly address any concerns. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us at (504) 934-4561 or We look forward to assisting you with growing your business.



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