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Access to capital continues to be one of the main barriers to entry for entrepreneurs. Particularly for women and entrepreneurs of color. You've probably heard or seen that less than two percent of venture goes to women and less than one percent to people of color. But did you know those statistics are even worse for founders in the middle of the country? Yeap. Eighty percent of venture is spent on the coast, leaving a lot of founders with the impression that they have to leave our region in order to build high-growth companies. This is what led us to launch StitchCrew.