Entrepreneur, Business Pitch Coach, and Champion for Small Businesses

Our HerStory Pitch Competition, the second in our series of Signature Events, was a smashing success. One of the many highlights of HerStory was presenting Women’s History Month awards to our three honorees, each extraordinary women in their own industries and communities.  

Today, we are spotlighting one of the honorees, Rashunda Rene. VSEDC is lucky to have Rashunda on the team as our main Pitch Coach for our small business clients. Rashunda is an entrepreneur and business mentor with more than 15 years of financial operation experience with a major corporation.  

In 2016, Rashunda became the CEO of The Innovative Entrepreneurs Hub, a Los Angeles-based hybrid company that provides shared workspace and business development services for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Innovative Entrepreneurs Hub provides a wide range of services from business formation, branding, marketing, bookkeeping, business credit building, and business funding.   

In the summer of 2022, Rashunda founded Our Culture Hub, an Inglewood-based curated retailer that features more than 30 Black-owned brands under one roof.  Our Culture Hub brings together a unique collection of fashion, lifestyle, home, and beauty products from a variety of African American entrepreneurs. This curated retail store is a place for business owners to see their dreams come true, a place to give their products a home, and a place to provide a stepping stone to the next level.  

Rashunda has been on the organizing team of TEDxSouthCentral, formally TEDxCrenshaw, since 2015. In 2022, Rashunda received the license to host TEDxInglewood, which will have its inaugural conference in August 2023. 

Watch our video honoring Rashunda below:  

If you’re a small business, check out Innovative Entrepreneur’s Hub here.  

Shop Our Culture Hub in person at 210 S. LaBrea Ave. in Inglewood and follow Our Culture Hub on Instagram. 

Finally, stay tuned for the rest of our HerStory Honorees series on our blog!