BGV Connect Incubator

BGV Connect is Black Girl Ventures' online community for Black/Brown women founders. We are a collective of Black/Brown woman-identifying entrepreneurs and business leaders who are innovating and bringing our creative vision to life.
Become a member to:
-Share and receive resources.
-Learn from and connect with experts.
-Make new friends and business connections.
-Talk through challenges and celebrate victories.
-Engage in culturally relevant entrepreneurial learning experiences.
-Access to business referrals and coaching.

BGV Pitch Competition

The signature Black Girl Ventures pitch competition program is an innovative way to finance businesses, merging the traditional pitch competition with crowdfunding. The BGV Pitch Competition is like Shark Tank with an audience. The entire audience votes with their dollars for the pitches they favor to create access to capital for Black and Brown Woman-Identifying founders.

Scout Program

The BGV Scout program is a collective of associates (typically considered interns) who work completely outside of BGV. They will act as a bridge, connecting funding to promising companies in their network in hopes of them getting into Accelerate BGV which gives them funding, fast-paced training geared toward revenue generation and hiring, along with access to an influential network, technical assistance and corporate mentoring. If a BGV Scout’s company makes it into the competition the scout receives a 5% kick back from capital raised. 

2 Hours

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8 Hours

Our approach is to create engagements in increments of two hours, half day (4 hours)  and (8 hours) full day with specific tangible outcomes to cater to the lifestyle of Black and Brown women founders. Black Girl Ventures has made a national footprint by creating uniquely engaging programs in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Durham, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, and NYC. 

Accelerate BGV

Accelerate BGV is a  partnership opportunity designed exclusively for corporate partners who want to create a large multi-faceted long term social impact through their brand alignment with BGV. Accelerate BGV combines the BGV style pitch competition, corporate mentorship, BGV’s supplier diversity program, and access to funding as well as guidance for state and local business certifications in order to create long term sustainable solutions for gaining economic security through entrepreneurship for black/brown woman-identifying founders.

BGV Supplier
Diversity Initiative

The BGV Supplier Diversity initiative bridges the gap between businesses owned by Black/Brown woman-identifying founders and large corporations. This initiative opens the door to  low barrier access to obtaining long term and sustainable contracts with large organizations for founders and provides a solution to corporations for creating a pipeline to doing business with minority owned businesses in order to diversify the impact of capital in the ecosystem.

Corporate Mentoring Program

The BGV Corporate Mentoring Program matches Idea Stage, Pre-Seed, and Seed Stage founders within BGV’s network to mentors at large and established organizations. The purpose of this program is to match Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with mentors and resources for maximizing investments and funds to grow their business strategically as well as gain industry specific knowledge that gives our founders a competitive advantage for running and scaling their business.

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