2019 BAI Global Innovation Award Finalist
Woodforest National Bank’s Woodforest Foundry gives entrepreneurs and “wantrapreneurs” the freedom to create, collaborate, test, iterate, launch and grow ideas in a safe space. Programming starts with open community events that demystify entrepreneurship through candid conversations with successful entrepreneurs from the community. Eventually, entrepreneurs test and validate their ideas in a cohort of their peers, successful small business owners and other professionals who provide mentorship and trusted guidance. WNB recently launched new Foundry locations and plans to expand elements of its educational programming at WNB branches throughout its entire 17-state footprint in 2019.