Focus Area: Black Women Founders
With Mastercard prizing, we’ll be awarding eleven lucky small businesses across the country $10,000 grants, digital tools to help them get and sustain their business online, and Priceless one-on-one mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business.
Genius Guild is on a mission to make sure businesses and ideas rooted in Black excellence and success are funded. We are kicking the old way of doing venture capital to the curb—one genius at a time.
At DreamSpring, we believe human potential is unleashed when all people have the opportunity to shape their own future. We offer small business loans and lines of credit across the US, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Black Girl Ventures Foundation (BGV) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that focuses on Black and Brown women-identifying founders. They started with rent-party styled pitch competitions and have grown to include a community at BGVConnect.com and a Facebook group. BGV mission is to provide Black and Brown women-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building.