Black Entrepreneur Experience uncovers the brilliance, boldness and business acumen behind successful Black Entrepreneurs all over the globe. It is a show created for aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners or startup founders. Black Entrepreneur Experience can be any strategy, wisdom, idea that will ignite, empower and provoke more African Americans (Blacks, African Diaspora) to join the entrepreneurial journey. Invoking a movement to stimulate our communities to move towards business ownership and the entrepreneurial mindset .
BEE 210 Execonline Founder + CEO, Stephen Bailey ~ Bonus Episode
Founder + CEO of ExecOnline, Stephen Bailey. ExecOnline delivers online leadership development programs that solve organizations’ business needs. More than 200 global organizations have worked with us because we understand that impactful leadership development requires top business schools, flexible deployment strategies, and measurable business and financial impact.
ExecOnline programs have a 91% completion rate and a 97% application rate. On average, our programs generate a 76X return on investment.
BEE 192 Saving Limbs of Diabetic Veterans, VA Hospital RN, Innovative Thinker Maria Akpotu
"Maria Akpotu has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and currently works at the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. While working at the facility, she started to research the trend of limb amputation in Veterans and found that, per the CDC, Veterans were four times more likely to have limb amputations than the general population. The risk was even higher for diabetic Veterans and those with mobility issues."
"Akpotu says she believed that Veterans needed an easy to use tool that allows them to check their extremities daily. In that effort, Akpotu started project Comprehensive Diabetic Footcare Bundle. The goal is to help Veterans detect early changes in their feet and extremities so that they can report those changes promptly to get treatment to prevent loss of limbs. The project is expected to reduce the care cost from diabetic foot complications and reduce the number of associated hospital visits."
BEE 188 Creating a Safe Space for Women of Color Entrepreneurs, Sisters In Business
Sisters in Business Michigan is an initiative started by 4 Sisters, The Parker Sisters, of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2017. The goal is to create a safe space for women of color entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders and creatives to network, strategize and build.
Mission and Vision The mission of Sisters in Business is to create a space for women of color to connect, collaborate, and build community to sustain, grow and maximize their vision.
Our vision is to build a community fund that invest in the businesses of the members of Sisters in Business, through pitch competitions, grants, scholarships, and awards. Additionally, we are working to develop the Sisters in Business International Business Exchange. This opportunity will take a group of women of color to a diaspora country to connect with other Sisters in Business internationally.
BEE 187 Finance Green Projects + HBCU Green Fund Founder Felicia M. Davis
Felicia M. Davis coordinates sustainability for Clark Atlanta University and is a member of the CAU Sustainability Council.
HBCU Green Fund Leads the Way to Energy Efficiency on Campus. With an emphasis on cutting-edge technology and community activism, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) can lead the way for American higher education institutions providing a sustainable, Earth-friendly education for their students. Relying mainly on grassroots support and crowdfunding for resources, the HBCU Green Fund will finance campus projects that cut energy and water usage—and thus, energy costs--on HBCU campuses. The Fund will, in turn, reinvest the savings it gains back into its sustainability program to finance additional projects. Our three-pronged approach will help sustain the HBCU legacy for generations to come.
BEE 185 Owner of APRT Media, Entrepreneur Musician + Artist Muyinza Kasirye
Muyinza Kasirye is Owner of APRT Media, Entrepreneur Musician + Artist.
What’s become crucial for any artist or brand at any level in 2020 is consistency. Our goal is to be able to not only write a song, do a photo shoot or produce video with you but to create a story and in turn an audience for what you do. With so much noise on the media landscape, in order for an artist or brand to carve out space, it’s important that their fans and/or prospective fans be hearing and seeing them with some sort of consistency. Nowadays it’s almost a must for an artist or brand to give fans a content driven narrative to follow. With Youtube, Instagram and Facebook video viewership taking over traditional television, as an artist and/or brand, you’re essentially a TV channel. That being the case, you want your viewers to come to your channel and find something new as often as possible. That’s what creates, solidifies and grows the connection between an artist or brand and its fans, audience and possible customers. We’re here to aid in that process so you can stay focused on what is most important: your art and brand.
We offer different levels of recording, photo, video and branding services depending upon your needs and can arrange and provide at all levels.
BEE 186 I Love Black People + BillMari Co-Founder Sinclair Skinner
Washington, DC –I Love Black People (ILBP) is a Black tech startup that uses technology to build a global network to protect Black people from racism & xenophobia, especially while traveling and in new environments. ILBP provides safe places for Black people throughout the world by providing Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses.
Our goal is to make sure that no matter where a Black person goes, they will be treated with dignity and respect. ILBP could not do what it does without the help of our worldwide network of people. Our people network is currently composed of 400 ambassadors and 40,000 members who have helped to promote and identify over 14,000 businesses throughout the world, spanning over 200 cities.
With the launch of “The Global Green Book: A Black Survival Guide” comes an opportunity to globally build upon Victor Hugo Green’s attempts to highlight venues — Black-owned or otherwise — where Black people can receive various services and accommodations with dignity and respect when traveling.
In the months since its inception, ILBP have been able to pinpoint Black-owned and Black-friendly places on nearly every continent. Recent recommendations include hotel accommodations in Kitwe, Zambia, and a healthcare provider in California.
“Living while Black” has become a phenomenon that highlights the harsh reality that Black people endure when they venture beyond their own communities. Instead of basking in the freedom that comes with expanding one’s horizons, many Black travelers find that racism has no boundaries.
“We won’t settle for just being accepted,” said Sinclair Skinner, founder of I Love Black People. “When we go somewhere, we should be treated amazingly. If we don’t set that standard, no one will set it for us.”
“The Global Green Book and website is not about promoting businesses, but the love and humanity of Black people,” Skinner said. “The information is powerful but we have to unlock it within each and every one of us. We have to make sure this decade is the last time Black people were disrespected and didn’t know where to go.”
About I Love Black People:
I Love Black People is an international Black tech startup that uses technology to help protect Black people from racism & xenophobia.