Social Impact Tech

Access Meets Empowerment: DivInc X

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Foundation, the racial equity and social impact organization created by the founders of Blavity Inc.

The new partnership kicks off during AfroTech 2022 in Austin with a series of educational events geared to people of color and women entrepreneurs.

Both Divinc and Foundation are known for their events and educational initiatives, and with this partnership, we are focused on expanding on our current footprint to bring new and innovative events to our core communities.

"DivInc and Foundation are both doing the heavy lifting for our communities, but we know that we can bring so much more value and meaningful impact by working together. We are force multipliers for each other. To say that we are excited to partner with Blavity is an understatement. Together, we are going to generate more wealth generation opportunities for aspiring BIPOC entrepreneurs. We’re just getting started!”

Preston James, Co-Founder and CEO of DivInc

We see this collaboration between our two organizations as a first step in building a coalition around the issues faced by women and BIPOC entrepreneurs. Both DivInc and Foundation see partnerships like this as the key to truly moving the needle and look to bring on additional partners as they move forward with our work.

"As we approach our second year in the Black wealth and liberation space we have made partnership a mandatory part of our model. We believe our liberation will come from our collaboration and combining forces of access from DivInc and empowerment from will add value to our communities and provide a model for how Black organizations can continue to work together."

Tamyra Gordon, Executive Director of Foundation

The official partnership launches in mid-November with one private event for recent DivInc alumni and Fellows, along with two special events concurrent with Blavity Inc.’s AfroTech Conference. Both special events are free and open to the public.

BlavityXDivInc Event Series

November 14 - Entrepreneurship on Purpose (women’s event)

A panel discussion and workshop featuring women leaders at the intersection of women, wellness, and entrepreneurship. Speakers include Sian Morson, Web3 Leader & VP of Community at Cool Cats NFT, Taylor Shead, STEMuLI, Robyn Rodriguez, Black Girl Ventures, Sonja Marie, Master Intuitive Astrologer & ESSENCE Magazine Columnist, and Jynnette Lewis, Founder of Inner Sun Alchemy.

November 15 - Accessing Capital Authentically

An evening of frank conversation focused on navigating the venture capital world as a woman or founder of color. Featured panelists include Aaron Samuels, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blavity Inc., and Jourdan Guyton, Founder of Vera Jean Media, with moderator, Preston James, Co-Founder and CEO of DivInc.