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Black Girl Ventures x The Cannon | Water Drive Volunteer Signup
April 7 @ 19:00 - 22:00 CDT
Come volunteer with the teams from Black Girl Ventures and The Cannon to distribute water to those affected by the Texas winter storm. The water distribution site will be in the parking lot to the south of The Cannon building, at 1300 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043. The date and time of the distribution day are still being determined.
For more information on this water drive, please contact Hilary Agho, Managing Director at The Cannon, at [email protected]
About Black Girl Ventures
Our mission is to provide Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship.
We fund and scale tech-enabled, revenue-generating businesses (under $1M) founded by people who identify as Black/Brown and woman. We ignite civic engagement and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of business support services, supplier diversity, social and financial capital.
Founded in 2016 by Serial Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist Shelly Bell, The Black Girl Ventures Foundation (BGV) addresses the unique challenges Black/Brown women face in accessing social and financial capital to grow their businesses. The BGV Style pitch competition is the largest pitch competition globally for Black/Brown women founders. It uniquely combines the premise of Shark Tank and Kickstarter by activating community participation in donating to support women-owned businesses directly. We have funded 130 women of color, held over 30 BGV Pitch Programs across 12 cities and served over 200 participants. BGV pitch participants are collectively generating over $10M in revenue and supporting 3,000 jobs. BGV is now the largest ecosystem builder for Black/Brown women founders on the East Coast.
Black Girl Ventures pledges to accelerate 100,000 Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs by shifting the idea of community building from being viewed solely as a community service to a valid and viable business offering to ensure the development and growth of small businesses.
We believe in a world where ALL ideas have a chance to succeed.
About The Cannon
The Cannon is an entrepreneurial hub complete with physical workspace destinations currently around Houston, Texas. Home to hundreds of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses, investors, advisors and innovators, The Cannon Community is surrounded by resources and access to help businesses grow.
Founded in 2017 by Lawson Gow, we are building the only global community that is both open to all current and future innovators, entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors, service providers and relentlessly dedicated to entrepreneurial support, programming and connections. By rapidly expanding both virtually and into physical locations around the world, we are helping innovators of all backgrounds and locations—from entrepreneurs to small business owners to intrapreneurs at large corporations—connect to the resources they need to succeed.