Our mission is to provide Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship.

We fund and scale tech-enabled, revenue-generating businesses (under $1M) founded by people who identify as Black/Brown and woman. We ignite civic engagement and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of business support services, supplier diversity, social and financial capital.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

Candidates that have personal values that are in alignment with BGV’s mission and purpose

Early Stage Action phase entrepreneurs (company has a social media presence,MVP or website)

Candidates that are passionate about bringing their ideas to the table, empower other student visionaries and build community

Candidates that exhibit good decision making skills and conduct themselves in an ethical manner that reflects BGV Core Values


Must identify as Black or Brown

Must be enrolled at an HBCU (Undergrad and Graduate allowed)

Must have the ability to commit to training 3 hours per week for 8 weeks

Student visionaries must be between the ages of 18 and 24, and in at least their sophomore year

Must have an interest in entrepreneurship and growing your network and being a part of a community of student entrepreneurs across the country

Black Girl Ventures