With Black Founders Matter, the goal is to bring the tenacity of the Black Lives Matter movement to the startup industry.
If there’s a brick wall that is standing between minorities and their dreams as entrepreneurs, how can we help the regular person help us in dismantling the wall between us and our dreams?
Black Founders Matter has a simple premise of selling t-shirts and sweatshirts for the purpose of not necessarily being political, “but literal”.
The apparel, which costs anywhere from $49.99 to $69.99, aims to generate revenue while raising awareness about black and female founders.
To date, Black Founders Matter has sold a little under $10,000 worth of t-shirts. The goal, however, is to hit $10 million in sales within the next two years, and then funnel that money into black-led startups.
We are working to build a committee that will ultimately decide how to delegate the money.
What we’re trying to do is create something the whole world needs, I’m not just trying to solve a problem for black people, but for everyone.
Through Black Founders Matter, we hope the world will start seeing black people as the creative, professional innovators that we are.