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Following the successful launch of Republic FC Kickstart during National Black Business Month, Republic FC and Suncrest Bank – with the support of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – are opening the next phase of Republic FC Kickstart to support local, LatinX-owned small businesses throughout the region.

To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Republic FC is calling on fans, the community, and the business community to nominate small businesses that reflect the Indomitable Spirit of the Capitol Region. The Republic FC Kickstart program will again award a $5,000 grand prize grant, as well as a $2,500 and three $1,000 grants to small businesses in the greater Sacramento Region.


  • Beginning October 23rd, fans can nominate a LatinX-owned small business by submitting the form below.
  • A fan vote will begin on November 17, 2020 resulting in a top five to then be reviewed by a panel of judges.
  • The top five finalists will be asked to submit a sixty-second pitch video and present to the panel of judges.
  • The winner will be announced on/around December 15, 2020.
  • All nominated businesses will have the opportunity to receive financial education courses through Suncrest Bank
  • First Place: $5,000 / Second Place: $2,500 / Third-Fifth Place: $1,000


  • The business must be a LatinX-owned small business.
  • Must be located within Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin or Sutter County.
  • Annual sales revenue must be less than $10 million.
  • Must have fewer than 25 employees.

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