Pharrell Williams is a visionary recording artist, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and founder of Black Ambition. He has been a creative force in the music industry and beyond for more than two decades.
THE TRUTH IS, BLACK AMBITION IS LIMITLESS
Access is not. Black Ambition is a non-profit initiative working to close the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship. We invest capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurs historically left out of traditional investment funnels are building the companies of tomorrow.
WE ALL HAVE A UNITED STAKE IN THE OPENING OPPORTUNITY.
Denetrias “Dee” Charlemange, CEO of Avec Drinks, 2021 Black Ambition Prize Winner
The application period is open for two and a half months. Selected semifinalists then participate in a mentorship cohort refining their application and advancing their business. Grand prize winners are announced at the Black Ambition Demo Day. Our Unique Black Ambition prize process at a glance.
Application Development Workshop, HBCU Track
Finalists announced and Public Voting begins
National Demo Day
The Black Ambition mentor program is an initiative that lifts up – and shines a light on – Black and Hispanic founders. The mentor program provides founders with a community of mentors and fellow founders who support personal well-being and catalyze new relationships.
Black Ambition semifinalists engage in 12-weeks of curated programming focused on accessing mentorship and resources, building a collective among founders, keeping it 100, and glowing up!
Black Ambition’s mission is to close the opportunity and wealth gap in the United States by investing in Black, Hispanic, and HBCU-affiliated founders. We believe that closing the opportunity and wealth gap includes capital, as well as community, mentorship, resources, and networks.
Black Ambition is More Than Access to Capital
We’re a Network of Industry Leaders to Help Guide You on Your Path
We need your Support
We are changing the landscape of who is investable and whose dream is worth funding. These are united stakes. Thank you for supporting our ambition to narrow the capital access and community wealth gap for Black and Hispanic founders through entrepreneurship.