Compliments of Whitney DuBois Gardner, CEO of Minoritize LLC, Chicago
residents now have a way to search for Black-owned businesses. McCabe Market Minority Business Locator is an online portal for
those seeking ways to control their buying power and further their
support of minority owned businesses.
Jason Young, 33, hopes to impact 20 million young people with his
education technology company. As the CEO and co-founder of MindBlown
Labs (MBL), he designs products intended to help the youth better
navigate in the real world.
Pitch competitions are fast becoming very popular for those wishing to
get cash for their start-up ventures. Dawn Dickson is one of those
entrepreneurs. Recently, she competed against three companies and took home the
$25,000 cash prize at the Essence Festival 2015 for the PowerMovesNOLA
‘Big Break’ pitch competition.
Following her many successes, interior designer Courtney
Sloane has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Jersey City, NJ, called
Sloane Square, a lifestyle retail showroom. Sloane, creative and artistic director of 20-year-old Courtney Sloane
Design, is an award-winning interior designer whose roster of A-list
clients has included the likes of Queen Latifah, Diddy and Jay-Z.
In June, Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business
Administration, announced that Mike Muse of Muse Recordings was named SBA’s My Brother’s
Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion. The role is another accomplishment in a long list for the co-founder of Muse Recordings.
Kofi Frimpong doesn’t play around when he gets an idea. This
twenty-something Princeton grad is a successful serial entrepreneur who founded MealTics, an online crowdfunding
platform that makes it easy for people to donate meals from their
favorite restaurants to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
The concept behind a website called Freshsessions is plain, simple, and
successful: it helps artists book studio time and find studio
engineers easily. And it was created by a young African American
entrepreneur named Dan Miller.