Announcing Grant Recipients of The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch

SIA Scotch Whisky, an award-winning spirits brand founded by a first generation Hispanic entrepreneur, pledged $250,000 to support small business owners of color in the form of twenty-five $10,000 grants. Now, SIA Scotch Whisky is announcing the small business owners who are the recipients of the financial grants and mentorship with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the founder of SIA Scotch Whisky.

Small Business FundingSeptember 14, 2021 < 1 min read

We are proud to announce the recipients of The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch!

With support and guidance from Hello Alice, this fund connects grant recipients with the capital, mentorship, and community that will enable them to take action, build stronger businesses, and positively impact the economy.  

You can review the full list of 25 recipients below. 

Be sure to subscribe to the Hello Alice newsletter to stay up-to-date on future programs and funding opportunities.

To learn more about SIA Scotch Whisky, and their long-standing commitment to supporting entrepreneurs, please visit their website or follow them on Instagram.


Carmen Ferreyra | Brooklyn, NY

Toma Bloody Mary Mixers

Alejandro Lopez | New Rochelle, NY


Sandra Portal-Andreu | Miami, FL


Margarita Moreno | Chicago, IL

Reina Skincare

Adriana Robinson | Brandon, FL

Ponce Architecture

Celeste Ponce | Houston, TX

Winking Desserts

Marisa Winking | College Station, TX

Bold Digital Marketing Studio

Ana Carolina Salazar | Orlando, FL

Pane di Vero

Veronica Herico | Petaluma CA

Sense and Edibility

Marta Rivera Diaz | San Antonio, TX

Official Black Wall Street

Mandy Bowman | Brooklyn, NY

Bubba’s-Q Food Truck

Brittani Baker | St. Petersburg, FL


Leslie Fong | Sacramento, CA

Fouta Harissa

Alia Mahmoud | Miami Shores, FL


Michelle Williams | Jersey City, NJ


Shabazz Stuart | Brooklyn, NY

Rich City Studios

Charles Turner | Richmond, CA


Shivika Sinha | San Francisco, CA


LaToya Stirrup | Miami, FL


Amy Hsiao | Brooklyn, NY

Flora Noel

Candace Noel | Houston, TX

Root Elixirs

Dominique Gonzales | San Luis Obispo, CA

All Chill

Julian Petty | Los Angeles, CA

The August Tree Co.

Christine Jeanjaquet | Ridgewood, NY

Berri-Clear Skin

Marsha McBain | Pompano Beach, FL