We build sustainable futures for small-, minority-, and women- owned businesses.

Built2Live

The Bull City Equitable Development Fund is the financial hub for minority entrepreneurs and small businesses.

What you need to know about accessing capital to launch, maintain and grow your business

Built2Lead

The Bull City Enterprise Training Center is the place to go for technology, training, certification and innovation.

What you need to know about achieving your business goals through learning

Built2Last

The Bull City Durham Collaborative is Durham’s community connection to inclusive, equitable and sustainable futures.

What you need to know about the strategic alliances and the business resources that they provide

Built2Last works to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial and business ecosystem in Durham, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities, and assist individuals in marginalized communities to gain the skills and experience needed to fully participate in economic prosperity.

Our Focus Areas:

Minority Business Entrepreneurs

Encore Entrepreneurs
Civil Service and Contract Procurement
Childcare Entrepreneurs
Business Technology Assistance
Green Entrepreneurs

Unveiling Built2Last

Are you an encore entrepreneur who needs assistance with your business?

BUILT2LAST INNOVATIONS LAB, INC. CAN HELP YOU!
Please contact our office today, at (919) 998-9747 for information.

Are you a childcare entrepreneur still facing challenges that were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic?

BUILT2LAST INNOVATIONS LAB, INC. CAN HELP YOU!
Please contact our office today, at (919) 998-9747 for information.

Are you a green entrepreneur trying to successfully compete in the current environment?

BUILT2LAST INNOVATIONS LAB, INC. CAN HELP YOU!
Please contact our office today, at (919) 998-9747 for information.

Are you a small-, minority- or women- owned business in need of technology assistance, specific certifications, or other training?

BUILT2LAST INNOVATIONS LAB, INC. CAN HELP YOU!
Please contact our office today, at (919) 998-9747 for information.

Minority Business Enterprises and Encore Entrepreneurs (age 50+)

Starting a business is one thing.
KEEPING it is something else.

Civil Service and Procurement Equity

With relatively low earnings, many public sector employees cannot afford to live in the city where they are employed to protect and serve.

Childcare and Green Entrepreneurs

Why Go Green

Business Technology Assistance

“As we build the capacity of organizations to operate effectively, Technology Assistance is necessary for entrepreneurs and small businesses to start and grow.”

Learn. Lead. Connect.

Durham Built2Last Innovations Lab provides programs and special events designed to elevate minority businesses and build momentum.

“It is really important for Durham to be who we say we are. To have a community that is thriving, where everybody has access, where everybody has resources and has the ability to work and live the lives they were created to live.”

Camryn Smith

Executive Director, Communities in Partnership

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411 West Chapel Hill Street
Suite 10
P. O. Box 12886
Durham, NC 27701

Office: (919) 998-9747
Info@Built2LastInnovationsLab.org

Our Overall Mission

Built2Last works to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial and business ecosystem in Durham, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities, and assist individuals in marginalized communities to gain the skills and experience needed to fully participate in economic prosperity.

Durham Built2Last Innovations Lab, Inc. values equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its dimensions. As part of our mission, we welcome all voices to add their perspectives on how we can ensure that our community remains diverse. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion strengthens our voice as a community while elevating our ability to eliminate economic disparities.