Black Ambition is reducing barriers to capital and bridging the wealth gap through entrepreneurship. The Black Ambition Prize competition is a set of two prizes, The General Prize track and HBCU Prize track, designed to fund bold ideas led by Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs. This year’s cohort of 249 semifinalists are half way through their 3-month Mentor program, an initiative that provides founders with peer-to-peer learning, curated training opportunities, and networking opportunities. Today, we are excited to announce the top 50 finalists across both the General and HBCU Prize tracks.
The top 50 finalists will receive additional support that will fuel their businesses forward as they enter the final stages of the Black Ambition Prize competition. Each finalist will receive access to their own pitch coach for online and in person pitch coaching. Additionally, finalists receive access to graphic designers who will assist in updating their pitch decks and other marketing collateral for use beyond the Black Ambition Prize competition to matriculate into other accelerator programs and venture funds.
Cast your vote for the Popular Vote Award
We invite the public to support the Black Ambition Prize competition by casting a vote for your favorite business venture here by Friday, October 21st. The winner of the Popular Vote Award will receive $25,000. Let us know who you voted for by tagging us on Instagram at @blackambitionprize
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We are excited to announce the 50 finalists listed below who will advance to the next stages of evaluation in the Black Ambition Prize competition, each of whom is dedicated to creating an impact by building, investing and positively influencing their communities. Learn more about our finalists and their products and services by visiting their websites and social media below.
2022 Black Ambition Prize Finalists
General Prize Finalists
Consumer Products and Services
Curiosity Lab Holdings LLC
Owen Family Enterprises LLC DBA Sweet Logic
Sip & Sonder
The JEKL Group, LLC
Media and Entertainment
Toasted Life Labs
ZEAL Creative Impact
Us in Technology
Bridesquad by Meedri ™
Farm to Flame Energy
SEED – Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development
HBCU Prize Finalists
Consumer Products and Services
Dinkin’ and Bangin’
The Nesting Nannies
EMU Gaming Inc
Gabb Global: The Language Learning Metaverse
My Gun’s Been Moved
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About Black Ambition
Black Ambition empowers Black and Hispanic innovators and communities to excel, uninterrupted. Founded by Pharrell Williams in 2020, Black Ambition provides founders scaling ventures in consumer products and services, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology and Web 3.0 with access to capital and a variety of supportive resources.
During the inaugural Prize cycle in 2021, Black Ambition awarded $3.2M in funding support to 34 founders and supported an additional 250 entrepreneurs with mentorship to strengthen their ventures. Since the 2021 Prize competition, Black Ambition founders have gone on to collectively raise over $50M.