Eliminating Systemic Barriers To Generate Black Wealth
Supporting Black Entrepreneurs, Incubators, and Accelerators
Empower Us Agency
Goal: Maximize the Number of Black Entrepreneurs Connected to Social & Investment Capital Resources
Empower Us Agency serves as an industry linkage to support up and coming Black entrepreneurs connect with social and financial investment opportunities that maximize their capital gains. We are committed to creating a cultural shift in the industry to promote positivity and expansion of Black owned businesses, and more importantly, cultivate generational wealth.
Goal: Increase the Number of Incubators and Accelerators’ Access to Capital Investment to Support and Fund Black Entrepreneurship
For incubators and accelerators, we provide a variety of consultative services including communication and investing strategy support to meet their investment goals, to helping them increase their recruitment efforts by sourcing entrepreneurial talent.
The Statistics Don't Lie: Lack Of Investment In Black-Owned Businesses, Startups, and Limited Black Investors Creates Barriers
Investment Industry Ethnic Makeup
How can there be progress and expansion of Black businesses if funders don’t look like us?
– 79.2% of startup executives are White, whereas Whites account for 63% of the working-age population in the United States, making them 25% over-represented.
– 15.6% are Asian, whereas Asian Americans account for only 6% of the U.S. working-age population, making them 160% over-represented.
– 2.6% are Latinx, who account for 17% of the U.S. working age population, making them 85% under-represented
– 2.1% are Black, who account for 13% of the U.S. working age population, making them 82% under-represented