Change Agent Fellowship
a totally unique 9-month leadership skills development program
What is it?
The Change Agent Fellowship by BGV is a totally unique 9-month leadership skills development program created specifically to expand the capacity of early-stage entrepreneurs - and strengthen the ecosystems of Black/Brown women founders!
BGV incubates Black/Brown woman-identifying founders across multiple local ecosystems as a means to amplify women leaders and to create an “each one, teach one” model for growing the long-term entrepreneurial knowledge and sustainability of underrepresented founders. Black Girl Ventures cultivates local leaders, who in-turn cultivate their community as a service to the greater good of creating equal opportunity to thrive at the intersection of being a Black/Brown woman and an entrepreneur. Together, we will create access to social and financial capital for Black and Brown Woman-Identifying Founders!
During the 9-month leadership skills development fellowship, Change Agents will:
Be matched with a group of peers in their city
Receive business leadership training through the Jetpack for Leaders curriculum
a 9 monthly virtual skills development program facilitated by industry leaders
Host a local BGV Pitch competition virtually in their city designed to create low barrier access to non-dilutive capital for other Black and Brown women founders
who will then go on to access culturally-centered entrepreneurial education through the six-week JetPack Accelerator curriculum