Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) introduces contractor accelerator program through Kauffman Foundation

The Rising Trades Contractor Accelerator is a curated business program designed to support diverse entrepreneurs in green construction and the high-performance buildings industry. Through customized coaching, strategic pairings with professional service providers and mentors and practical education, we provide business counsel and connections to accelerate BIPOC contractors as leaders of sustainable construction.

The program will offer 8 months of curated support to help participants organize, network and scale in green construction. This includes over 40 hours of complementary business guidance from service professionals in critical areas such as bidding, estimating, bookkeeping, accounting and legal counsel. And participants also receive strategic networking with peers and experts in the field, one-on-one mentoring, and training opportunities.

Interested contractors can click here to learn more. Interested service providers may click here.

The Rising Trades Contractor Accelerator is managed by and through a partnership between the following organizations: Climate Action KC, Inc.; Elevate, Inc.; Business Services Collective NFP; SEED Collective, LLC; and Emerging Builders, Inc. 

This program would not be possible without the generous support and funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.