Multicultural Small Business Labs

Harrisburg, PA

A successful event was held at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology from May 10, 2023 – June 21, 2023.  We are looking forward to more upcoming labs in this area!

Innovation Lab Overview

The M&T Multicultural Innovation Lab celebrates and empowers local multicultural owned small businesses through education and a spirited competition. For the Harrisburg edition,  we will be partnering with Harrisburg University. The location for this 7-week program will be at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology:

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrusburg, PA 17101

Program Eligibility

Open to existing Multicultural small business owners and hopeful Multicultural small business owners in the planning/concept phase (e.g. Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American) – in accordance to local demographics.

  • Been in business less than 36 months
  • Average annual revenues of $350K or less


  • 7-week course presented by M&T Bank professionals and community partners
  • Beginning May 10th, 2023
  • Course ends June 21th, 2023
  • In-Person Attendance
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings


  • Business Planning (1 session)
  • Credit Fundamentals (2 sessions)
  • Marketing & Branding (1 session)
  • Networking & Community Resources (1 session)
  • Business Valuation (1 session)


Pitch Competition

  • First Round: 2-minute video with written answers
  • Second Round: 5 finalists will conduct a 3-minute pitch with a 2-minute Q&A
  • Prizes:
    • 1st place - $6,000
    • 2nd place - $4,000
    • 3rd place - $2,000

2023 Harrisburg Multicultural Lab Winners


Josue Osorto

Joe Mamaz Exotic Snackz LLC


Corey Dupree

Corey Dupree Management and Consulting LLC


Bre’Ana Blount

Bre’s Eats N Sweets