"The Fresh Fund will provide a grant for up to $50K as well as a year-long mentorship with successful entrepreneurs for young visionaries."
Calling all young Black entrepreneurs! If you were looking for a sign to get your business start up off the ground or a Hail Mary to save it, Courier Media’s released a new fund to support Black founders. The Fresh Fund will provide a grant for up to $50K as well as a year-long mentorship with successful entrepreneurs for young visionaries.
Who Should Apply
You identity as Black
You are 25 years or younger by September 1st, 2020
If you are a founder of a business, you own 51% of that business
You are a resident of the U.S or U.K
How to Apply
Courier’s application form will ask for a short 2 minute video where you give them a sense of who you are and how you came up with your business idea. Then, you will be given room for short responses detailing your business and investment plans. Use this time to demonstrate your commercial acumen, your deep level of commitment to your goals, how your business can be of service to others, your thoughtful plans for the grant money, and how specifically Courier will help you achieve business success. Refreshingly, modeling equality and equity, Courier does not require applicants to have prior work experience, but rather a connection to their community and how to serve them. This was made for you!
"Since 2013, Courier has looked to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with practical and authentic advice. With our Fresh Fund, we’re looking for young founders with natural commercial acumen who, because of systematic racism, may have struggled to access the risk capital they need to get a good idea off the ground or level-up an existing business with untapped potential,’ said Jeff Taylor, Courier’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief. ‘We’ll provide a financial grant, we’ll mine our networks for relevant contacts who could provide additional support and advice, as well as use our platforms to get the word out about their work."
The application deadline is the 28th of August, 2020. Winners will be announced in December.
Sending love and prayers to applicants from Our House! We are rooting for you!
Courier is the defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms. We’ve been telling insightful and inspiring stories of modern business through print, podcasts, events and more since launching in 2013. London-based but with an international perspective, our mission is to help you: WORK BETTER, LIVE SMARTER, BE HAPPIER.
Meet the Family
Kelly is the Editor here at Our House (woo!) and a writer for Mochi Magazine. A New York native, she is dedicated to reporting on culture, politics and entertainment that showcases and impacts underrepresented communities–even if it means living off of cup noodles to do so (as if she doesn't already). She's interviewed directors of color, like NBC's Brooklyn Nine Nine director, and other artists on being pigeonholed and successful. To see more of her work or connect with her, follow her here or here.