Board Member Receives Wells Fargo Scholarship

GGBA Board Director Receives Wells Fargo Dartmouth Scholarship to

Attend “Growing the Minority Business to Scale” Summer Course


Aaron Lander

Aaron Lander
Founder & CEO

We are pleased to announce that Founder & CEO of GGBA partner, PopUpsters, GGBA Board Director and Events Chair, Aaron Lander, has been selected as a scholarship recipient by Wells Fargo for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College summer course “Growing the Minority Business to Scale”.

Wells Fargo, a proud GGBA partner and LGBT business supporter, has dedicated $100K in scholarships to the program to cover the cost of the course and accommodations, five of which are specifically for LGBT business owners. The course, which runs from June 25th (his 30th Birthday) through June 30th, focuses on building a scalable business.

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about growing PopUpsters. I’ve had great mentors that are continuously helping me run my business, but this course will provide me with the tools and resources to overcome the challenges LGBT and other minority businesses face, something that is core to PopUpsters’ mission as a Public Benefit Corporation,” Lander said. A Public Benefit Corporation is a for-profit company with a social mission.

Lander first became partners with the GGBA when PopUpsters helped with the Business Pop-Up Expo at Hotel Kabuki. Since then he has taken advantage of all the GGBA has to offer.

“I’ve benefited from being part of the GGBA on not only a business level but personally as well. Last year, thanks to the GGBA, I was selected as a Top 30 Under 30 NextGen LGBT Leader by Coca-Cola. That and the amazing ability of the GGBA to make connections has really pushed me to a new level,” Lander continued. “Being part of something bigger has really made a huge difference. I would never have opportunities like this scholarship from Wells Fargo, the Coca-Cola Fellowship or all the friendships and business relationships I have solidified, if the GGBA didn’t exist. I love my new family!”

Aaron also recently attended the EQCA Leadership Academy, an weekend-long program to help LGBT individuals to strive to get appointed to State commissions or public office, with the support of the GGBA.

If you are interested in finding out about membership in the GGBA and taking advantage of all the GGBA has to offer, please contact Dr. Krystal Drwencke.

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