Black Founders was started in 2011 as an organization that would empower entrepreneurs and provide founders with access to advice, mentorship, and funding.
The Black Founders mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology.
Our goal is to create an ecosystem that stimulates tech entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth in the community. Our vision for Black Founders is to develop global programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and allow us to share resources and knowledge.
Our organizational structure includes two separate organizations, each with a unique focus. Black Founders Startup Community is a 501c3 that operates our educational programs and conferences.
Why Black Founders?
In 2010, the black demographic entered entrepreneurship at a rate of 0.24% and comprised 9% of the total new entrepreneurship activity in the US.