Well-known Amos, in partnership with the Nationwide Black Chamber of Commerce, introduced on Aug. 23 the three winners of its Components for Success Entrepreneurs Initiative, a grant program that gives early-stage Black enterprise house owners with unrestricted enterprise capital and sources to function.
The initiative is called after Black entrepreneur Wally Amos, whose Well-known Amos cookies had been eaten worldwide, and it made him financially comfy within the Nineteen Eighties. Well-known Amos is presently owned by Ferrero Firm, which has an workplace in Southeast Washington.
The winners of the $50,000 grants had been Emir Horton of Atlanta, the founder and CEO of Eartha by Emir, a luxurious watch firm; Londyn Jackson, founder and proprietor of The Language Arc in Woodbridge, Virginia, a pediatric studying and wellness heart for youngsters with disabilities; and Steffanie Rivers, proprietor and operator of TCB Drones, LLC based mostly in Dallas, a video, images and mapping enterprise utilizing drone expertise to assist their shoppers elevate their enterprise. The winners had been chosen from 3,000 eligible enterprise house owners within the nationwide competitors.
“I’ll use the $50,000 to rent a chief monetary officer and broaden the advertising and marketing workforce,” Horton, 28, mentioned. “I want to thank Well-known Amos for the sources and the mentoring that they provide.”
Rachna Patel serves because the vp for advertising and marketing for Well-known Amos. Patel mentioned aiding and educating Black entrepreneurs is what the initiative is about.
“We would like the entrepreneurs to make use of the sources we provide to reinforce what they’ve to allow them to provide much more,” mentioned Patel, 46. “Whether or not you received the competitors otherwise you didn’t, everybody walks away with one thing tangible so far as sources, mentoring and networking is anxious.