The BGV Connect Incubator is an emerging platform designed to disrupt and transform how Black and Brown women leaders leverage startup and innovation culture for the betterment of their communities. BGV Connect aims to accelerate 100,000 Black and Brown women to economic advancement via community, education, and leadership. This is the most comprehensive leadership program in the nation designed to propel Black and Brown women in entrepreneurship and other industry sectors through mentorship, training, and investment opportunities. Bridget Jones shared her story about her experience as a BGV Connect Incubator member.
Bridget Jones C.E.O of Chisel Technologies
Chisel Technologies a financial software company that develops and sells software to SMBs (small to midsize businesses) local governments and individuals. Bridget’s also the lead product manager of a turnkey platform called Finroth a product management tool that helps start-up teams to be able to define and measure their KPIs while also supporting them to stay on track to achieve their goals.
How did you learn about BGV?
I first learned about Black Girl Ventures through another member. At the time I was looking for a group of Melanated entrepreneurs that truly value and support Black women. I am personally deeply impacted by authenticity. BGV has proven to be a safe space for Black women. I have full trust in this community and its leaders.
What events have you attended so far and what has your experience been like? What keeps you coming back to the community?
I truly appreciate the webinars, the consistent Wednesday coworking events. The support group, and the Jetpack accelerator.
Why did you join and what was the deciding factor to remain an active member?
By choice, I choose to stay an active member because of the ways leaders actively listen and really consider the voices of its Black women participants and the way it allows each and every single member to grow without stifling any aspects of our individuality.
What have you gotten from being a part of this community? Please include how this has impacted you individually and your business.
I've raised almost $70k in the last seven months of being a part of BGV and I’ve gained newfound confidence within myself.
What would you say to those who are thinking about joining BGV Connect?
What I would say to anyone that's considering or really thinking about joining this community, please understand that Black women deserve to be trusted, accepted, valued respected, lifted supported without limitations, and free-range to evolve into all that we were called and created to be. I say this without any type of solicitation that Black Girl Ventures offers that really safe space and makes room for each and every single one of us. I really and sincerely wish that I found this community sooner.
What would you like the world to know about BGV?
I'd like the world to know and understand that BGV is more than a community, more than an incubator, and more than a resource hub. We are a micro-ecosystem of assets and businesses that aid to support the circular economy of Black women businesses. When one of us wins, we all win.
Now is the time to join the BGV Connect Incubator. As a Black ecosystem builder, the climb is steep. Community, access to tools, and resources should not be a barrier to your individual and professional growth. The BGV Connect is a place for people to grow, learn, and challenge one another. It’s a place for Black women to support each other in thinking big and doing bigger.
Come find out how you can leave your mark in a big way by joining the BGV Connect Incubator.
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