Chicago MOPD - Opportunity for Self-Employment Success - March 2 Webinar

February 25, 2021

Ann Kisting

773-844-9553 (cell)     312-744-0782 (office)

Chicago MOPD - Opportunity for Self-Employment Success - March 2 Webinar

On Tuesday, March 2nd at 10:00 am CT, MOPD will host a 30-minute Zoom webinar with the National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship  (NCDE) at The Viscardi Center (TVC). NCDE is getting ready to open the application period for its next learning cohort, and MOPD is interested in making this opportunity available to existing and aspiring Chicago entrepreneurs with a disability. 

Under TVC's network of non-profit organizations, and an extension of its 68-year mission to educate, employ and empower people with disabilities, the NCDE program is an extraordinary resource. This is a VIRTUAL program, offered at no cost to selected participants, and provides:

  • Fully accessible curriculum, materials & technology
  • Leading program modules and world-class subject matter experts
  • A nationally recognized Entrepreneur-in-Residence with a disability, who has helped launch more than 150 businesses
  • Professional benefits assistance and disability bias training
  • An opportunity to participate in a live, national Pitchfest competition
  • Equity free cash grants via the NCDE Accelerator Fund
  • Access to a diverse and talented Mentors Network and E-Advisory Council
  • Assistance from national, regional and local NCDE partners
  • An alumni program for ongoing support

During the webinar, you will learn more directly from NCDE leadership, as well as about the application process for the NCDE's 2021 program which opens the same week.  NCDE has already graduated a diverse and creative cohort of entrepreneurs with disabilities from across eight states.

If you or other members of your staff are interested in joining us, please RSVP no later than Monday, March 1 by emailing Ann Kisting at  and the webinar link will be sent to you. Please share this email with others within your network who might be interested as well.  We hope you will join us in learning more about this exciting opportunity!

*ASL Interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided.  To request any other accessibility needs, please include that information in the RSVP.  *


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