Barter-E enables early stage founders to cut back on startup expenses by bartering their unused skills and services so they can focus on taking their companies to the next level. Through an internal currency, founders are able to exchange strengths to save money and time. Barter-E was founded by Ayrika Craig.
The Better Spot
The Better Spot is sustainable wellcare. Putting practitioners first with a secure online community for wellness professionals and their clients along with offline on-demand space, The Better Spot makes integrative care accessible to everyone. The Better Spot was founded by Madilynn Beck.
Buoy automatically prices and reports on vacation rentals for property managers. Buoy tracks every listing and hotel in the world, and can see every event impacting demand, earning managers an average of 20% more revenue each month. Buoy was co-founded by Candice Speicher, Tim Speicher, and Szabolcs Pasztor.
City Health Tech
City Health Tech’s vision is a world without disease outbreaks. Through its innovative hand washing product Opal, City Health Tech is committed to promoting disease prevention in cities worldwide. City Health Tech was co-founded by Irewole Akande and Ibraheem Alinur.
CRTSIDE is a direct-to-consumer basketball marketplace designed to promote athletes, monetize content, and generate fan affinity. The founding team of former Division 1 athletes are building a platform to elevate basketball athletes and their fans worldwide. CRTSIDE was co-founded by Brandon Smith, Dameon Mason, and Aaron Green.
CulturePilot is an AI-powered app that uses your phone’s built-in camera to recognize objects of interest and immediately provide curated audio and text content. CulturePilot empowers museums, artists, cities, and other organizations to seamlessly create this content for their visitors. CulturePilot was co-founded by Barbara Kuofie and Mariyam Khalid.
Cyber Pop-up is an on-demand cybersecurity platform making cyber expertise accessible to SMBs. Cyber Pop-up's founder, Dr. Christine Izuakor, is the first Black woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Security Engineering and is primed to capture market share in the highly in-demand $100B cybersecurity industry.
E3 Radio is a media platform and online radio station showcasing queer music & reporting on queer news with an intersectional lens. Their new mobile app, The Qube, is a curated app of music and podcasts by Black, Brown, & QTPOC (Queer & Trans People Of Color) creatives. E3 Radio seeks to uplift the voices that currently don’t get airtime. E3 Radio was founded by Anna DeShawn.
Eventnoire offers software solutions for event registration, event management, mobile apps for events, and email marketing. Their unique platform serves as a resource for event hosts who influence Black culture to monetize their influence and receive commissions from ticket fees. Eventnoire was co-founded by Jeff Osuji and Femi Masha.
ExpandHR is building onboarding confidence from day one as a one-stop shop for small businesses to streamline employee onboarding, payroll, compliance, health tracking, and more. ExpandHR was co-founded by Delmar Johnson and Shayna Atkins.
Flare FS is the financial operating system for nonprofit organizations. Flare helps nonprofits trace every dollar from its source to the outcomes that it supports. This helps nonprofits spend less time on administrative work and more time on running programs. Flare was founded by Vernon Gair.
HCISS provides cyber security analytics solutions to find patterns of highly advanced threats and vulnerabilities in smart contract code on the blockchain which result in losses of over $2B in annual security breaches. HCISS was founded by Daniel Addison.
Let’s Link views the sharing economy as the new frontier of luxury commerce. Let's Link combines the physical properties of luxury shopping with digital solutions creating an entirely new shopping experience. With its mobile app, Let’s Link focuses on face-to-face peer transactions of rare streetwear and high fashion goods in the safest manner possible. Let’s Link was founded by Justice Moore.
PiggyBack Network uses artificial intelligence to take the guesswork out of finding a family to carpool with, share rides, and expand support networks. Committed to safety and equity, Piggyback makes transportation available to all communities. Piggyback Network was co-founded by Ismael El-Amin and Donald Scott.
Roomii is a consumer-focused marketplace that enables users to lease out furniture while helping others furnish spaces short-term with quality pre-owned furniture. Roomii’s founder, Dapo Kolawole, spent the last 20 years in the commercial furniture industry as a product development engineer and is working to build the pre-owned furniture sharing economy.
Remoteshare was established to provide workspace, support and community for remote working Chicago professionals. As a two sided marketplace, we connect users seeking daytime workspace options for the day/week/month, to inspiring neighborhood offices & meeting venues created by Remoteshare Hosts. Remoteshare was founded by Anthony Hendrix.
Spark Connect is the world’s first and only chat-less social networking app that simplifies the art of connecting. Spark’s mission is to make sure that people never miss the opportunity to create authentic connections in person. Spark Connect was co-founded by James Bender and Khalil Simmons.
Staj allows users to find local arts events anywhere in the world. They help artists and event organizers streamline their business by using an interactive event management platform. Staj’s technology increases the engagement and interaction between art lovers in their local communities, increasing artists’ and event organizers' earning power. Staj was co-founded by Joshua Ross and Daniel Pulley.
Supperclub is an app that allows you to get paid or pay to chat with who you want and on your terms. In a society of cold calls and unlimited access through social platforms, Supperclub helps you decide which conversations are most valuable and worth your time. Supperclub was founded by Mia Marshall.