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TheList.Black wins summer Early Risers Academy cohort pitch

Thursday night, Carolyn Seymour, founder of TheList.Black, won her Early Risers Academy cohort’s virtual pitch night, taking home $1K. TheList.Black answers the call for commerce with a [...]

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Simply Savory launches Kickstarter

Simply Savory by Rachel, Rachel Blanks’ local spice startup, just launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to help her scale up production. Rachel is seeking $2,850 to purchase a commercial [...]

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Payroll firm expanding amid pandemic

Local payroll firm 937 Payroll is expanding the team, with two new hires joining this month. “We have to find a way to push through this,” founder Bryan Hunter said of the pandemic [...]

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Opportunities to support our Early Risers Academy grads

What’s The Biz & Cardigan Radio founders Te’Jal Cartwright & Tanner Elrod, recent graduates of our Early Risers Academy program, have sponsorship opportunities available for [...]

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Simply Savory dropping new subscription spice boxes THIS WEEK

Simply Savory by Rachel, Rachel Blanks’ spice startup, is dropping a new product on Friday — subscription spice boxes that will feature new blends unavailable anywhere else in her store. [...]

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June Early Risers innovating spices, student intervention & sensor tech

Our June Early Risers pitch event will be virtual — join us Friday morning to hear how three local startups are changing things up in the food&bev, education, and sensor industries. Pitches [...]

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AIMM takes top spot in Early Risers Academy tech cohort pitch competition

Friday afternoon, Luis Estevez, founder of AIMM, won his Early Risers Academy tech cohort’s virtual pitch competition, taking home $1K. Luis has 10+ years of materials science expertise that he [...]

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STEM Whisperers and College Thrifts win Early Risers Academy general cohort pitch

Thursday night, Temitayo (T.) Adeola Osinubi, founder of STEM Whisperers, and Patricia Garcia, founder of College Thrifts, won their Early Risers Academy cohort’s virtual pitch night, each taking [...]

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Early Risers Academy grads pitch their cos Thursday, Friday

Early Risers Academy is a free, 10-week, pre-accelerator program designed to take participants from business idea to business launch. This Thursday & Friday, graduates from our latest general [...]

If you’re looking to shop Black-owned businesses

We’ve seen several calls across social media for a directory of Black-owned businesses you can shop & support today. While this list is by no means exhaustive, we’ve tried to pull [...]