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Stacey Walston

Naptown native, Stacey Vernee' Walston is a born entrepreneur with a wealth of experience working in and supporting Indy's entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 20 years. She previously served as the Financial Coach for the Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) and during that time she developed a passion for teaching financial literacy and coaching individuals toward financial stability. Utilizing the financial skills, she developed as a single mother, small business owner, and financial coach, she founded First Things First, a coaching platform that assists individuals towards financial independence and empowerment. After serving as the Financial Coach at IUL for 3 years, Stacey was promoted to launch their Entrepreneurship Center Program (ECP). She developed a curriculum geared towards assisting entrepreneurs with developing, launching, sustaining, and growing minority small businesses in central Indiana and surrounding counties. She now serves as a Community Relationship Manager for Bankable. A role where she connects entrepreneurs to capital to grow their businesses alongside serving within the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a financial and business coach.