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Black Ambition, the incubator created by Pharrell Williams in the wake of the 2020 unrest, is returning in 2022 for a second year. From March 22nd until May 8th, they are accepting applications for early stage businesses in consumer products and services, healthcare, technology, web3, and media and entertainment. Last year they funded 34 total businesses. Visit the site now for more and check out the article from Fast Company in full with the article in the link above.
Houston Black Restaurant Week is coming. Visit Black Owned Restaurants between April 1, 2022 and April 10, 2022. You can expect over 100 Restaurants in the area to participate this year.
Modern Blk Girl was created to help women and girls of color learn the stock market and investing in order to empower their futures. Their classes are designed with everyone in mind. Start with the novice looking to get into trading, to those who are looking to learn advanced strategies and techniques. In April they will be launching a teen program as well.
Forbes Women published this article about Jessica Chinyelu.She is a Sponsorship Strategist who shares her tips for getting lucrative sponsorships. This article from Pauleanna Reid details Chinyelu’s path to her current level of expertise. It then gives you an outline of some of the basic steps for entrepreneurs to secure sponsorship funds for their endeavors. Give it a read and apply some of the tips to your current models.
This great article from Model D Media talks about the difficulties in Black Owned Businesses in securing capital. This makes it harder for them to pursue growth opportunities. Black Owned Businesses often start but do not have a detailed growth plan, the same credit as non-minority businesses or both. The pandemic only highlighted these issues and brought them even more to the forefront. Check out the article and the resources provided for more great information.