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January 02, 2024
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(BPRW) UrbanGeekz Partners with CultureBanx for Editorial Series on Black Innovation Alliance Members

(Black PR Wire) Digital news brand UrbanGeekz has teamed up with CultureBanx for an exciting media partnership showcasing Black Innovation Alliance member organizations.

The popular news sites profile select Black Innovation Alliance (BIA) organizations in the first-of-its-kind collaborative Q&A editorial series. Aptly named Black Innovation’s Frontline the series highlights important work these innovator support organizations are doing across the entrepreneurial landscape in the United States.

“Ecosystem building is a critical role that is very undervalued in the innovation space,” said Griselle Colon, COO of Black Innovation Alliance. “We are extremely excited to partner with our media members, UrbanGeekz and CultureBanx on the series Black Innovation’s Frontline so that the world can see all that Black Innovator Support Organizations are doing to drive entrepreneurship throughout the United States and the globe.”

Black Innovation Alliance is a coalition of 116-member organizations supporting 300,000+ entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. The organizations spearhead everything from funds, media content, accelerators, incubators, and grant programming to provide critical support for Black founders to thrive.

The recently launched co-branded editorial series has already covered several BIA member organizations. Companies such as We Tha PlugConnectUP! InstituteELEV8 VenturesMacon Black TechFinance Savvy CEO, and Wearable Tech Ventures, to name a few.

The series gives a fresh perspective on grassroots work taking place to support Black innovators. For example, in UrbanGeekz, FundBlackFounders CEO Renee King talks candidly about her “decision to address this funding gap and create an alternative for those without wealthy, accredited relatives to rely on for initial funding.”

In Twanna Harris’ CultureBanx article she touches on her brand’s unique proposition, Tribal Good remains one of the very few focused exclusively on building the person as a brand, such as the next Issa Rae,” said Harris.

“Highlighting Black-led startups at the forefront of innovation isn’t just about diversity and inclusion; it’s about unlocking the untapped potential of a community that has historically faced barriers,” said Kori Hale, CEO of CultureBanx. “At CultureBanx when we shine a spotlight on these entrepreneurs, we not only promote economic change but also inspire a generation of innovators who can reshape industries and drive progress for all across the ecosystem,”.

“I’m a big proponent of strategic alliances and collaboration to extend our reach, mission, and influence,” said Kunbi Tinuoye founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. “We are thrilled to partner with BIA and CultureBanx to celebrate Black excellence.”

Source: UrbanGeekz