Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business has partnered with a business incubator in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood to help women of color entrepreneurs succeed.

Under the agreement, the Rubel School gives priority registration to its new Women of Color Entrepreneurs — Leadership Certificate program to two members of the AMPED Russell Technology Business Incubator (RTBI), according to a news release. In exchange, the incubator guarantees placement in its one-year program for the winner and runner-up of the Leadership Certificate program’s business plan pitch competition.

The business incubator opened in February at The Village at West Jefferson, 1219 W. Jefferson St. It was founded by David Christopher, the executive director of AMPED, the Academy of Music Production Education and Development, a free music program for youth in Louisville. Read more in Business First.