Local Technology Company Launches Black Entrepreneurs Week with Master P and the BossUp Fest
Equiliberty joins forces with Chase and an array of partners to uplift local Black-owned businesses and Community Capital Initiatives | Saturday, November 27th - Saturday, December 4th
Houston, TX (PRUnderground) November 23rd, 2021
Black Entrepreneurs Week (BEW) is a full week dedicated to uplifting and connecting the efforts of Black-owned businesses to local communities. The annual event will kick off Saturday, November 27, 2021 at BLCK Market Houston located at Buffalo Soldier’s Museum with Master P and the BossUp Foundation. BEW week-long series of events and promotional campaigns will foster opportunities that will Uplift community entrepreneurship and wealth-building initiatives. The events will consist of various in-person and online business and community leaders covering thought-provoking topics, interactive panel discussions, and community-building programs that educate, connect, and inform in accordance with our theme.
Equiliberty is launching BEW as a mix between a town hall meeting and celebration of culture and community. The events will highlight the unique struggles and challenges the Black community must face and overcome when pursuing capital and entrepreneurship.
Equiliberty created BEW thusly to help aid and amplify the success of Black businesses; showcasing their unique skills to fulfill their truest and fullest potential while closing the loop on capital.
“We’re launching BEW so we can take responsibility for this space we’re creating, along with the eventual outcomes,” says Phillip Yates, Houston attorney, and founder of Equiliberty. “We want to celebrate ourselves for being innovative and resilient with building this space out for our community, yet also still accept the challenges we face. We take this week as a sign of the future, that through our partnerships as a collective, we’ll be able to work and achieve more.”
BEW seeks to be an event not only to shed a light on what inequities Black business owners face when it comes to capital, but also what we can do as a collective to help boost these entrepreneurs and communities. Studies show that Texas is ranked No. 2 in a ‘Best States for Black Entrepreneurs and No. 5 in the total amount of Black-owned businesses. In fact, 30% of startups in the Greater Houston area alone are minority-owned, making it the fifth-highest percentage in the entire country. BEW seeks to show people what has already been here; a great opportunity for capital to grow and thrive in marginalized communities in the Houston area and beyond.
“Chase is committed to advancing racial equity in America. Our goal during Black Entrepreneurs Week is to provide resources and information that will help small business owners and also individuals seeking to purchase a home,” says Chase Community Manager Cheri Green. “Financial education is key in closing the racial wealth gap. We want to help people build a strong financial foundation so they can thrive and build wealth.”
Equiliberty would like to extend its thanks to the amazing partners taking part in the event, including but not limited to Chase Bank, City of Houston, Houston Area Urban League Entrepreneurship Center, Radio One Houston, National Urban League, U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, NAACP Houston Branch, Master P’s BossUp Foundation and Rap Snacks, BLCK Market Houston, 100 Black Men Houston, Diversity Fund Houston, She Said She Led, The Ion, DIV INC, East End Maker Hub, Lawson Academy, and Black Book Houston.
To learn more about Equiliberty, its mission and vision for aspiring entrepreneurs, and the impact the platform intends to make in our communities, please contact Dana Hewling at firstname.lastname@example.org, LaDonna Yates at Ladonna.Yates@equiliberty.com, or visit www.equiliberty.com.
Equiliberty is a technology company designed to help build diversity in property ownership, support
minority businesses and neighborhoods by linking people to information, capital, and markets, with a
mission to transition the wealth of talent and genius in underserved communities into a treasure of
communal wealth, anchored by communal ownership. The Founders have a goal to expand financial
inclusion in the U.S. through access to credit and capital markets. Many of us had to figure out these
things on our own; we did it the hard way. We hope that by making business more accessible, we are
better able to build a future for growth and economic prosperity for all.