“It is very important for me to help widen participation as the more black investors we have, the more black founders get funded and, holistically, the more wealth we can generate together in collaboration.” – Andy Ayim of The Angel Investing School shares his ‘WHY’.
“If black people had the capital resources and were socially enabled to take risks on their creative ideas and businesses in the same way that most Americans are, we probably wouldn’t need a service like BlackOakTV or one like it.” Uzo Ometu of BlackOakTV on why there are so few subscription video-on-demand services exclusively creating and distributing black curated content for black people.
Created by Khadijah Robinson, the Nile list is a digital platform that connects consumers to high quality Black-owned brands and content online. The platform also connects Black-owned businesses to one another to help with exposure, scaling and resource-pooling.
Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur can be a big step. While the risks of starting a business without a safety net are well known, there effective ways to minimize these risks and get off to a great start. Here are 5 key things you need to do to prepare for entrepreneurship.