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50 Founders

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For the next month, BLK Foundation will be celebrating 50 Black social impact entrepreneurs transforming society for the better. 

Founders such as Amanda Ebokosia. Since 2006,

The Gem Project has serviced New Jersey youth through

peer mentoring, youth organizing, employment, and

service-learning initiatives; all with a social justice approach.

Amanda is an example of the founders we want to celebrate.

Read more: https://lnkd.in/eewR43rH

For too long, black founders have not seen themselves in the investors they seek capital from. Our black-led, inclusive and committed non-profit is a shining example of representation & understanding.

The research shows consistently higher rates of entrepreneurship among Black Americans. On average from 2014 to 2018, about 20% of the Black population in the U.S. started businesses - We want to celebrate this!

Our mission is not simply to be a light in the dark, discriminatory world of funding but to transform the entire culture of funding and close the racial funding gap. Through this campaign, we hope to shine a light on 50+ amazing trailblazers!

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Interested in being highlighted as one of our
50 founders?

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The Accelerator - Coming Soon

We are dedicated to supporting all social-impact focused entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. We support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed.

Investment amount: TBA

Program benefits: 

  • 6 weeks of training

  • 30 hours per week

  • Deep dive on business model

  • Branding, legal, operations

  • In-depth weekly coaching

  • 1:1 Mentoring

  • Leadership development

  • Financing opportunities

  • Capital raising

  • Media exposure

  • Accredited investor event

Mentor makeup: TBA

Portfolio companies: Black Girl BeYOUtiful, The Gem Project, Drama Club

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