Our Social Impact Statement

At Ignite M.O.B. we are committed to fostering a transformative ecosystem for diverse entrepreneurs. Our mission is to empower individuals to not only start and scale successful businesses but also to cultivate a culture of social entrepreneurship that addresses the unique needs of our community. We understand that sustainable businesses have the power to drive positive change, and we aspire to create a self-sufficient ecosystem in Memphis where businesses actively contribute to the well-being of our city.

Our Mission

Ignite M.O.B. aims to create a thriving and self-sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystem in Memphis, where businesses not only prosper but also actively contribute to addressing the social needs of our community. Together, we can create a more inclusive, innovative, and socially responsible community for all its residents.

Social Impact Key Principals

-Diversity and Inclusion:  We believe that diverse perspectives are essential for innovation and progress. Ignite M.O.B. is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ensuring that underrepresented voices have the support and resources they need to thrive.

-Education and Mentorship: We provide comprehensive education and mentorship programs to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the business world. Our mentors, with their wealth of experience, guide and inspire the next generation of business leaders.

-Access to Capital: We understand that access to capital is a crucial factor in the success of any business. Ignite M.O.B. helps entrepreneurs source the financial resources they need to turn their ideas into reality, fostering economic growth in Memphis.

-Social Entrepreneurship: We emphasize the importance of addressing social needs within our community. We encourage businesses to allocate a portion of their capital to initiatives that benefit Memphis, ensuring that economic success is intertwined with social betterment.

-Community Resilience:  Ignite M.O.B. is dedicated to building a resilient community. By supporting sustainable businesses and social enterprises, we aim to strengthen the local economy, making Memphis a more resilient and thriving city.

We do this by helping Minority Owned Businesses:

Memphis was cited as the top choice among black entrepreneurs as the place to open a small business. -Fast Company (2018)

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