This Entrepreneur Crowdfunded Her Scotch Whisky on Kickstarter. Now, She's Giving Back $250,000 in Grants to Minority Entrepreneurs … and Yes, You Can Apply for One.

July 22, 2021 5 min read

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Carin Luna-Ostaseski is a first-generation Cuban American and one of the first Hispanic people in history to create a Scotch whisky company. Knowing that entrepreneurs of color in the United States are less likely to secure capital than their counterparts, Luna-Ostaseski wanted to do something to bridge this gap.

In partnership with activist, actor and producer Wilmer Valderrama, she decided to launch The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch Whisky. She sat down with Jessica Abo to discuss how this initiative is challenging conventions and inspiring others to achieve the unexpected.

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