Empowering BIPOC business success.

IDEntify’s office hours are an opportunity for BIPOC entrepreneurs and job seekers to get one on one mentorship and coaching. Led by entrepreneur and local business leader Sid Mitchener, we feature monthly themes and guest mentorsYou’re welcome to bring any challenges or innovative ideas to your private IDEntify session. Our mentors will listen, offer guidance and, if applicable, make connections.

Meet us at the Loading Dock Prince Hall every second Tuesday for personalized coaching on your business, career search, and overall professional development.

IDEntify your goals. IDEntify your opportunities. IDEntify your future.

IDEntify is a Vaco & Loading Dock collaboration. Our goal is to enhance community outreach and engagement specifically focused on supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs and job seekers.

How we support

Business plan support, financial planning, marketing, who to get connected with, and more.
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College Students
Job skills, paid internship opportunities, interview and resume best practices, and more.
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Young Students
Financial literacy, STEM education focus, and mentorship opportunities for your middle- and high-school aged children.
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What does IDEntify mean?

IDEntify captures the essence of truly identifying your future success, whether personal or professional. Only by identifying our goals, can we create tangible action plans to achieve the future we want to see.

The name also highlights IDE, or inclusion, diversity and equity; a pillar both Vaco and Loading Dock are committed to. 

Where is it? When is it?

We will be at the Loading Dock Prince Hall every second Tuesday from 11am – 2pm. Be wary, there are several Loading Dock locations! Be sure to be at the Prince Hall location, located at 216 E Lenoir St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

How do I RSVP?

To ensure you are able to meet us, please view our schedule and sign up to secure a 30 minute time slot. 

Is there a fee?

To show our commitment to our diverse family in the Triangle, we are offering these coaching and mentoring sessions free of charge. 

Am I only meeting Sid?

Sid will be at the Loading Dock every second Tuesday. We will invite guest mentors who are experts in that month’s theme. You will typically meet both Sid and our guest mentor; however, if there is overwhelming demand, you will only be meeting with one executive.

What steps are your taking to keep us safe re: COVID-19?

We have a conference room in the Loading Dock Prince Hall that can easily sit 2 people within social distancing regulations. There is additional space available; please let us know if you will be bringing business partners or guests. If you feel uncomfortable meeting in person, we will send you a virtual meeting link instead!

Any other questions?

Contact Sid at smitchener@vaco.com or info.raleigh@vaco.com.

Contact Us

Coaching sessions will take place every second Tuesday from 11am – 2pm at the
Loading Dock Prince Hall
216 E Lenoir St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Contact Sid Mitchener with any questions