Level Up

Designed To Build

Your Business

Level Up! combines a proven curriculum designed for entrepreneurs by an entrepreneur. Participants will complete strategic business models for growth.

Taught by serial entrepreneur and Tulane University professor of strategy and innovation Dr. Sherif Ebrahim, Level Up! also provides participants with access to one-on-one coaching sessions with Go.Be.



September 12 – November 18 2023



In person

Virtual option




Who Is Eligible?

To participate in the Level Up program, applicants must meet only a few conditions.


  • Minority business owners with 51% or greater ownership of the business
  • One other employee besides the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 3 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend classes for three months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested

Information Sessions

Coming Soon

Stacey Byes, It Takes Village Academy, Owner

2020 Level Up Grad

Participating in the Level Up! program proved to be extremely impactful for my business. A third of the way through the program, I purchased my first commercial property for the Academy. Every single subject in Level Up! was essential to completing the SBA commercial lending process for my property.

What To Expect

Level Up is designed to drive action. You will leave with a completed growth strategy you can put to work over the next 3 years. To do this, we’ll cover a variety of topics that will challenge you to think strategically, critically, and comprehensively about your business. Check out a few topics below.

Strategic Leadership

Internal Analysis


Vertical Integration

Strategic Alliances

Company Culture

Business Models

And More

Learning Has Its Benefits

As a graduate of Level Up you will receive


A future-focused plan that provides you with a clear map for growing your company


Build your professional networks by connecting with Level Up alumni

 Say hello to

Our Alumni

Since launching Level Up in 2019, we have supported countless minority and women business owners in their quest to scale. They worked hard as participants to build their plans. Now that they’ve graduated, they’re putting those ideas into action, supporting one another, and prospering! Congratulations to all of our Level Up graduates!   Ready to earn your spot in our alumni network? Apply now!

Alumni Network
Justin Anderson

Gienetix 2019 Level Up Graduate

Demetris Robinson

360 Trucking 2019 Level Up Graduate

Eureka Harris

Shadows For Life's Journey, LLC 2019 Level Up Graduate

Eugene Lawrence

E1 Electric 2019 Level Up Graduate

Kimberly Payne

Kopper Light Electric 2019 Level Up Graduate

Lester Dunn

Exceptional Inspections 2019 Level Up Graduate

Kimberly Jones Williams

Nola Event Planners, LLC 2020 Level Up Graduate

Lisa Collins

Collins Accounting Service Group 2020 Level Up Graduate

Gloria Weber

D. Weber and Sons Trucking, LLC 2020 Level Up Graduate

Andrews Hyde

Pepperoni's Café 2020 Level Up Graduate

Patricia Cazabon

Briarwood Contractors, Inc. 2020 Level Up Graduate

Melika Honore

Honore Consultants 2020 Level Up Graduate

Tina Balthazar

Balthazar Enterprises 2020 Level Up Graduate

Stacey Byes

It Takes a Village Academy 2020 Level Up Graduate


Rovem LLC 2021 Level Up Graduate

Joseph Richard

SR Logistics Inc 2021 Level Up Graduate

Daniela Capistrano

DCAP Media LLC 2021 Level Up Graduate

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