Dwyane Wade, Rosario Dawson, Ayesha Curry Join Square's Forward Initiative

Launching the brand's new accelerator program

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Square is continuing to do its part to move the needle, literally, for Black and Latino retailers. This time around, the fin-tech company has added star power for the launch of Forward, an accelerator program designed to provide capital, coaching and products to under-resourced small business owners.

The program will support 25 early-stage businesses in the retail sector with $20,000 in funding and access to training developed in partnership with 1863 Ventures, a Washington, D.C.-based

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