2022 Black Ambition Semifinalists Announcement

08.08.22
By Black Ambition

Black Ambition creates the space and conditions for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs to excel, uninterrupted. Through two separate annual Prize competitions, Black Ambition invests capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs innovating across consumer products and services, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology and Web 3.0. At Black Ambition, we see a future where ideas flourish, pathways to success are elevated, and more Black and Latinx entrepreneurs are better positioned to build generational wealth as we further our mission of closing the racial wealth gap.

This year, we received several thousand applications across our General and HBCU Prize tracks. The applicant pools were extremely competitive. With support from expert business leaders, VCs and seasoned entrepreneurs, we were able to evaluate every application to identify the top 249 semifinalists. Semifinalists advance in the Prize competition and remain in consideration for financial awards. These founders will receive a variety of curated support services over the next few months, including participation in the Black Ambition Mentor program powered by Cinematica Labs. The 3-month program unlocks strategic relationships, programming, and tools that promote company growth, resilient networks, and founder well-being.

We are delighted to announce the 249 semifinalists listed below who will advance to the next stages of evaluation in the Black Ambition Prize competition, each of whom developed a particularly compelling application, is leading a promising venture, and is dedicated to creating an impact by building, investing and positively influencing their communities. Learn more about our semifinalists and their products and services by visiting their websites and social media below.

HBCU Semifinalists

Consumer Products and Services

Cocoa Diaries

Dinkin’ and Bangin’

Kanem Bornu

The MƎHYAM Collection

The Nesting Nannies

Media and Entertainment

Atlantic Division Entertainment

Brunchnista

The Inner Success Movement

YARD-Opoly

Tech

Allpeep, inc.

Bookum

ChxmpionChip LLC

Culturally Kreative

Dnar

EMU Gaming Inc

Equalizer

Gabb Global: The Language Learning Metaverse

My Gun’s Been Moved

Politicking

Tendaji

The Literacy Rescue, LLC

THE MOVE

Web 3.0

Ktel Mining LLC

Novus Security, Inc.

General Prize Semifinalists

Consumer Products and Services

A Polished Man

Black Paper Party LLC

Bon AppeSweet

Brother Vellies

CardCraft

Caribshopper

Chiki Chiki Boom Boom

CHVD JUSTIN LLC

Colorfull Plates, LLC

Craftisio, Inc.

Crenshaw Juice Co.

Curiosity Lab Holdings LLC

Cut Seven

Ellis Isle, Inc.

Fil₂R

Flora & Noor

Florae

ForHerCosmetics

FRTWN | Freetown, LLC

Gemini Enterprises LLC

Green Regimen

Greentop Gifts

HaiPro Distribution, Inc

HerSol Beauty

House of Chick’n LLC

Hoyo, SBC

It’s Not Complicated Education, LLC

JACQ’S Skincare

Jamaican Fair Trade LLC

Janet & Jo.

Jo-Anne Vernay

JuiceDefined, LLC

Katapulte

KAZMALEJE

LawChamps

LOCKGREEN

Mampro Berry Bissap

MisTee Wants To Know, Inc.

Natural Radiant Life/NRL

Nopalera

North 24th Home

Owen Family Enterprises LLC DBA Sweet Logic

Packdash

Perfectly Me

Play Pits

Pound Cake

Powered Fresh LLC

Prosperity Market

Range Beauty

Refreshco

Ride FRSH

Rif care

roomii

Sabreen Cosmetics

Safari Meats LLC MBE

Scotch Boyz

SEQUENCE APPAREL LLC

ShampooTime

SHOKi Beverages Corporation

Sip & Sonder

SPRAINGO LLC

Squeaky Green House Clean

Sweetkiwi

Swella

The Crease Beast

The Fit In

The JEKL Group, LLC

The MJW Group

The Product Place

The Safety Pouch LLC

The Wind Collective

TheLuxeLend

Tipsy Lady Cocktails

UnoEth

WAJU Water

Woofbowl LLC

Healthcare

ChildNEXUS

GP Health

Health Care Travels

Health Med

Holistic Atlanta

Hyr Medical

KOVADX INC

Modelo Health

MyLÚA Health

nCight, Inc

ProjectHEAL LLC.

RE-Assist

Script Health

Skiimoo Tech

StemTogether

Thermaband

Visionary Women’s Health

Welfie

WholePart INC

Your GPS Doc, LLC

Zuri Fertility, Inc.

Media & Entertainment

Black & Sexy TV

BlaytorBox

Breadfruit Media

Breaker Nation

Budget Collector

Diversity Photos

Ener Entertainment LLC

Fanalyze, Inc.

Fresh Dope Games

Gallerie 88

Happaning

Healthy Hip Hop

Her Agenda

Jamm Around

kweliTV

Make Your Life Entertaining, Inc.

Must Love Dogs and Comedy LLC

Nuestro Stories / Brilla Media Ventures

One Kei Creative

Phoenix Studios

Pilotly

Pipeline

Push Through Innovation Corporation (Deepr®)

Queerency

Rivet

Slug Global

Sol & Sound

Spinach Records

Splitz

StageWing™

Toasted Life Labs

Upenndo! Productions LLC

ViRvii

WayOut Kids Inc

Weird Enough Productions

World Footprints LLC

YouMatter Studios

ZEAL Creative Impact

Tech

Adaya Beauty

AfroCharts

Athlytic

Automation Workz

Barley Sober, Inc

Beach Box Safe, Inc.

Beatmatch

Black Stock Footage, LLC

BlackUp Technologies

Blue-Band

Bridesquad

BUDDYPASS INC.

CapLogi

Cardii.io

Cocoon Technologies Inc.

COMMUNITYx, Inc.

CyDeploy, Inc.

Depth Chart Database

DevAccelerator

DIVERSD

DivySci Software

Dr. Blied – Faces of Health – A Psychological Corporation

Dunamis Charge

Eventnoire

Farm to Flame Energy

FLOURYSH™

Freeman Capital

Gemini Energy Solutions, Inc.

Gildform Inc

Glamo

GoSprout

Groove Trips

Growsquares

harkness.ai

Hue

Inclusology

Jax

kinkofa

Learn Collaborate Inc.

Lien Library

ListedB

Local Civics

Much (Formerly Budget Better)

NANCo Aero

Official Black Wall Street

Paterson Aerospace Systems

Peach

Peachi

Phlex65.com Inc.

PiggyBack Network, Inc

Plexus

Pressy

Prosperety Technologies Inc.

Recut

Reflekt Me

SEED – Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

seps.io

Shtudy

Sistahbiz Global Network

Spawn Camp

SWYE360 Learning

TaxxWiz

Team Excel

The Lab Drawer

The Spin Cast

Three Scooops Clothing

Toaste

U4Ea (euphoria)

Ujamaa Incorporated

Us in Technology

WORKOPTI

Web 3.0
CrossKudi

Fresa

Jikoro Sciences, Inc.

Lite Tuition

Musicshed

My Voyages Inc.

NFBeats

NFTCLT

PitchBlackX

Playbook Five

Solace Vision

SUBSUME

The Visual Pharmacy

theRain.io

XR Sports Group

Zimbali Networks

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Black Ambition

Black Ambition empowers Black and Latinx 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.

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