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Ready to take your entrepreneurial journey to new heights?

Thursday, February 29, 2024
A FREE & transformative event crafted exclusively for the ambitious Black women shaping Texas' entrepreneur landscape.
*Subject to eligibility
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Hear from past Rise & Thrive attendees.

Watch the short video from our inspirational gathering.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

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Why Attend Rise & Thrive?

The event is right for you if you want to:

Renew Your Vision

From overcoming obstacles to embracing your unique strengths, our speakers will inspire you to reach new heights.

Expand Your Network

Connect with a dynamic community of like-minded women who are as passionate about entrepreneurship as you are.

Foster Your Creativity

Engage in interactive group exercises designed to foster collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving.

Networking Lunch

Savor a delicious meal while engaging in purposeful networking. 

Celebrate Your Achievements

Fuel your ambitions and leave with a renewed sense of purpose.

Keynote Speaker:

Sianni Dean, Founder of Cranky Granny

From conceiving the idea for Cranky Granny's cinnamon rolls at 15 to transforming it into a thriving business by 23, Sianni's journey is a testament to the power of determination and innovation.

In her session, Sianni will delve into the challenges she conquered, offering Texas female entrepreneurs valuable insights on turning obstacles into stepping stones for success.

Join us to glean wisdom from Sianni's journey and ignite your own entrepreneurial spirit.

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Event Agenda*

*Agenda is subject to change.

  • Introductions

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  • "Setting a Clear Vision" Talk

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  • "Growth by Giving" Talk

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  • 45 min Networking Lunch

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Renewing your vision is more than mere repetition.

Studying your vision in community offers the chance to reevaluate, reimagine and reignite your purpose.

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rise & Thrive?

Rise & Thrive 2024 by JUST is an extraordinary event designed exclusively for ambitious Black women who are shaping the entrepreneur landscape of Texas.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: Norris Conference Center - 12005 Ford Road, Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75234.

This is your chance to be part of a remarkable event that promises empowerment, knowledge sharing, and connections.

We invite you to join us and be part of this impactful experience! 

Who is JUST?

JUST invests in ambitious Black and Brown Texas female entrepreneurs to close the racial wealth gap. Based on trust, we have created a different way for women to get ahead both personally and professionally.

Why is the event FREE?

Our conference is being offered free this year. JUST values the opportunity to engage with our clients and introduce our surrounding community through peer coaching and community.

Is registration necessary?

While the event is offered free of charge, your RSVP helps us ensure that we can adequately prepare for the event by arranging sufficient seating, food & refreshments, and any other necessary accommodations.

Can I attend only specific sessions of the event?

While we encourage attendees to participate in the entire event for a comprehensive experience, we understand that this might not always be possible. We can't wait to have you join us in whatever capacity works best for you.

Is there any online attendance option?

Unfortunately, we do not have an online attendance option available for this event. We hope to have you join us for future events or activities.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 10 AM - 2 PM    

Norris Conference Center

12005 Ford Rd, Ste #200, Dallas, TX 75234

CRP Capital Readiness Program Powered by the Minority Business Development Agency

Frequently Asked Questions 

What if I can't make a payment?

The purpose of the Brillian: 2023 Savings Challenge is to support you in your financial goals. If you can't make a full payment for this challenge, no worries. All disbursements will be made on Wednesday, June 7. On that day, we will pay out, or disburse, only what you have paid for your savings goal.

Can I pay more than my weekly savings?

We love your initiative! Of course. You can make payments in excess of your weekly payment if you want to save more. Your total payments will be disbursed on Wednesday, June 7.

Can I participate in both challenges?

No, you can only participate in one - either the 8-week or the 4-week challenge.

Do I need a co-borrower?

No. If you are an existing JUST client you know that our loans are based on an important co-borrower relationship. However, this savings challenge will be offered to individuals in order to offer the opportunity to as many people as possible. We will save together as a community and encourage each other to reach our savings goals.

How can I participate?

New clients

Thank you for your interest in joining our community! To participate you only need to join through this form, in which you will receive a JUST ID number and password to enter our portal and fill out the Brilliant: 2023 Savings Challenge form. As part of the process we ask for your ID and proof of address in order to disburse your savings to your bank account or prepaid card.

Existing Customers

The process of the Savings Challenge is inside your JUST portal. Follow the "Great Savings Challenge" button where you will find the options menu to get started.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate?

New clients

The only requirement to participate in the JUST Great Savings Challenge is to complete our application which includes uploading your photo ID, proof of address and a short survey. This information is required in order to disburse your savings to a bank account or prepaid card.

Existing Customers

The only requirement to participate in the JUST Great Savings Challenge is that your JUST loans need to be up-to-date.

How and when will I receive the disbursement of savings?

Disbursements for both challenges (4 weeks and 8 weeks) will be paid out on Wednesday, June 7, one week after the last payment.

Savings will be disbursed via bank transfer (ACH) or prepaid card. We offer a physical or virtual prepaid card option. Physical cards take 7 to 10 business days to receive by mail at your address. Virtual cards are available the same day of disbursement and funds can be transferred to a bank account in your name or used to make virtual payments.

What if I don't have a bank account?

Making Payments

Payments are made through the Pay Near Me service, which accepts cash payments within 7-11 chains and other branches. There is a charge to make cash payments.

Receiving Savings

We offer the physical or virtual prepaid card service. Physical cards take 7 to 10 business days to receive by mail at your address. Virtual cards are available the same day of disbursement and funds can be transferred to a bank account in your name or used to make virtual payments.

How do I make payments?

Payments are made through the Pay Near Me service, which accepts account-to-account (ACH), debit card, and cash payments. Depending on the method of payment, there are additional charges.

Can I report my payments to the credit bureau (like the other JUST loans)?

No, the Savings Challenge product is not available to report to credit bureaus. Credit bureaus need a minimum of 3 months of payments to count towards your credit score. The duration of the JUST Great Savings Challenge is only 8 or 4 weeks and does not meet the minimum criteria.

Application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023