It was a night of excitement as 12 new businesses celebrated the culmination of a 12-week intensive Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) accelerator program.

The entrepreneurs showcased their products and services virtually with more than 60 people attending to support the entrepreneurs, a press release from EforAll states.

EforAll awarded $10,500, shared by the entrepreneurs mentioned below. However, the cohort will have more opportunities throughout the year to be awarded cash prizes, as EforAll provides additional support for the next 9 months.

“Bonnie Souza, owner of the Pink Bean, delivered a powerful and inspiring keynote speech, reminding entrepreneurs that nothing about entrepreneurship is easy,” the release stated. “She shared ten lessons that she has learned throughout her entrepreneurial journey, with gratitude being the #1 most important.”

She encouraged the entrepreneurs to never stop learning, to always treat your customers like they’re a friend that you haven’t seen in a while, to always pay attention to your business and your staff and to make your mission statement your compass, the release states.