The Black UpStart
The Black upStart teaches aspiring Black entrepreneurs how to start a successful and profitable business through an intense, culturally-relevant popup school. Our learning experience prepares Black innovators to compete by training them to:
THINK BLACK: Learn how to brainstorm a profitable business idea
BUILD BLACK: Learn how to build your first prototype
PLAN BLACK: Learn how to craft a business model canvas
TEST BLACK: Learn how to validate your business idea
We trained nearly 150 Black entrepreneurs since 2016, some of whom have received investments from venture capitalists, opened retail locations, won pitch competitions and have been featured in Black Enterprise, the Washington Post and ABC News.