Cohort 1

Each One
Teach One
To Fund one
Iyin Akinlabi-Oladimeji

Iyin Akinlabi-Oladimeji

(2019) Khemet BGV Philly A mobile app designed to allow members of Greek organizations to find each other and network with ease.

Erica Harding (2019)

Erica Harding (2019)

Lizzmore BGV DC Lizzmore Womenswear offers moisture wicked treated fabric in the underarm area to help the professional woman stay sweat stain free.

Hannah Davis (2019)

Hannah Davis (2019)

Vikara Village BGV DC Using the communal spirit of yoga and the arts to empower children to reach their full potential.

Kimberly & Priscilla Addison (2019)

Kimberly & Priscilla Addison (2019)

57 Chocolategh BGV DC Artisanal chocolate made from bean to bar in Ghana.

Aisha Head (2019)

Aisha Head (2019)

Qikkare BGV Philly Home healthcare service allowing family members to be involved in choosing the best home health professional for their loved-one.

Danielle Deavans (2018)

Danielle Deavans (2018)

Bold X-Change BGV DC A space highlighting entrepreneurs of the African diaspora and the businesses they build for us.

Sherrill Mosee (2018)

Sherrill Mosee (2018)

Minkee Blue BGV Philly Patented, high-end purses, backpacks and baby bags for commuters that allow the consumer to separate the bottom of the bag from the top in order to protect items during travel.

Stella Ashaolu (2018)

Stella Ashaolu (2018)

Wesolv BGV Chicago A web platform for creating experiential hiring tasks geared toward decreasing bias in employment processes.

Kai Fraiser (2019)

Kai Fraiser (2019)

Curated x Kai SXSW Making quality education accessible by leveraging virtual reality to deliver culturally relevant learning opportunities.

Tia Goodson (2018)

Tia Goodson (2018)

Pineappl BGV Baltimore An app for connecting haircare products to consumers across continents.

Flora Ekpe-Idang (2019)

Flora Ekpe-Idang (2019)

Corage Dolls BGV Philly Corage Dolls is a multicultural doll company that helps to elevate, educate, and encourage girls of color to be unstoppable

Marci H. (2016)

Marci H. (2016)

Styled for You BGV DC Custom Swimsuits designed to create a slim comfortable look.

Sherri Lumpkin (2016)

Sherri Lumpkin (2016)

Rag Baby Studios BGV DC Using the creation of dolls to cope with interpersonal challenges.

Jes Christian (2017)

Jes Christian (2017)

Hypsole BGV DC Custom cleat guards to allow athletes to walk off the field without damaging their cleats.

Jazmine Davis (2018)

Jazmine Davis (2018)

Jazmine Kionna, LLC BGV DC A vegan leather shoe line with custom insole and technology to create a more comfortable wear.

Kelsey Davis (2018)

Kelsey Davis (2018)

Cllctv Agency BGV New York Acting as a liaison between large brands, universities and millennials by training creatives to work on large projects with corporations like Coca Cola, Land Rover, and more.

Chantel Powell (2018)

Chantel Powell (2018)

Play Pits BGV DC Organic deodorant made for a child, yet healthily strong enough for an adult.

Kasi Nayles (2018)

Kasi Nayles (2018)

For the F.E.W. BGV Austin (SXSW) Custom under-garments to fit a larger pool of body types.

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