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First Cohort of ‘Entrepreneur Training Program’ Graduates

Cross River

October 13, 2020

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Cross River is the trusted financial services organization that merges the established expertise of a bank, with the innovation and product offering of a technology company.

October 13, 2020

First Cohort of ‘Entrepreneur Training Program’ Graduates

Program provides free, 8-week workshop for entrepreneurs and covers the fundamentals of starting a business

FORT LEE, N.J. - Cross River, a technology-focused financial services organization and Banking-as-a-Service (“BaaS”) provider, together with Operation HOPE, a leading nonprofit focused on financial literacy and empowerment, today announced the first graduating class of its Entrepreneur Training Program (“ETP”). 

“As a fast-growing financial technology company born and raised in New Jersey, at Cross River we recognize our responsibility to support entrepreneurs, especially those struggling during these difficult times,” said Eden Hoffman, Head of Communications at Cross River. “We congratulate the first graduating class of the Entrepreneur Training Program, a timely and exciting collaboration with Operation HOPE, and are eager to see each graduate’s next chapter and how they will pay it forward.”

Twelve participants of the first Entrepreneur Training Program cohort have successfully completed the 8-week interactive course. The Program is free and covers the basics of creating a business plan and starting a company. Participants also learn the fundamentals of advertising, marketing, financial statements and raising business capital, as well as receive pro bono access to high level executives at Cross River for mentorship, support and networking opportunities. Graduates from all cohorts of the Program will also be able to stay connected through an ETP alumni network and individualized business coaching to support a successful launch of their business. 

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