In a tweet sent over the weekend, Chicago, Illinois rapper Lupe Fiasco shared the link to the Neighborhood Start Fund, a non-profit he co-founded with Di-Ann Eisnor to help “turn ideas into start-ups.”

A website for the non-profit offers a detailed description of the organization.

According to the Neighborhood Start Fund website, they’ve “created a neighborhood-specific fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups from underserved areas and of course so the best new ideas won’t go wasted. We provide access, network, workshops, mentoring and of course funding.”



The first neighborhood fund will be granted to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Those interested in receiving funds must first pitch their idea(s) during a live pitch event that will take place next month on November 13.

“Our first neighborhood is Brownsville Brooklyn. We’ve just opened the idea competition and the first live pitch event will be November 13, 2015. We will be housed at the Dream Big Foundation’s new entrepreneurship center and cafe opening in January 2015,” a description on the Neighborhood Start Fund reads.