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.
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.
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.