Supporting and uplifting Black entrepreneurs is crucial for fostering diversity and equity in the business landscape. One such initiative making waves is the OKIKE #FundBlackFounders crowdfunding campaign, aimed at empowering Black-owned businesses and promoting arts equity.
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So what is Okike?
I created Okike to build a strong platform that supports Black artists. Okike is part of the #FundBlackFounders cohort in Louisville. Okike is a trailblazing organization that combines technology and the arts to empower marginalized communities. Our mission is to provide accessible and inclusive platforms for artists of color to showcase their talents and amplify their voices. So far, I have onboarded 100 Black artists and helped them earn over $1 million for their art.
The #FundBlackFounders Campaign
#FundBlackFounders is a powerful accelerator that seeks to address the systemic barriers faced by Black founders. By leveraging the power of crowdfunding, this initiative aims to provide financial support and resources to Black-owned businesses, enabling them to thrive and succeed. Through this campaign, individuals from all walks of life can contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable business landscape.
Metro United Way + Arts Equity with Okike:
As part of the #FundBlackFounders campaign, Okike has partnered with Metro United Way, a renowned nonprofit organization committed to improving lives and communities. Metro United Way recognizes the importance of arts equity and has pledged to match up to $25,000 of funds raised during this program. This generous contribution will significantly enhance Okike's ability to support artists of color and promote diversity in the arts.
Why Support the #FundBlackFounders Campaign for Okike?
By supporting the #FundBlackFounders campaign for Okike, you are not only contributing to the success of a remarkable company but also actively participating in the fight against systemic inequality. Your donation will help Okike provide resources, mentorship, and opportunities to artists of color, enabling them to thrive in an industry that has historically marginalized their voices. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable arts community.
It's really that simple