BECON: Business ECOsystem Navigator
The COVID-19 pandemic magnified a key problem for Bronx small businesses.
Underrepresented small business owners in the Bronx struggle to gain access to the myriad of available resources to help them thrive and grow. How do we facilitate technical assistance, access to capital, and contract opportunities at scale?
BECON is a definitive source of information that serves to aggregate, organize, vet, and distribute data for the Bronx small business ecosystem, to accelerate recovery and move towards expanded opportunity at scale. We are developing BECON as a scalable cloud platform to not only support the Bronx, but all of New York City and other cities around the country facing the same challenges.