The third pillar of our Black Progress Matters [BPM] mission is our Minority-Owned Business Incubator Program. The BPM Founding Partners have pledged BPM’s entire profits to this ambitious incubator program. Already, BPM is engaged in the partnership and financing of several significant minority-owned start-ups including GRW for Hair, Katini Skin, Cocoa by CeCe, and The State of Clean. Most importantly, the profit from BPM’s share of these partnerships goes entirely to fund even more BPM incubated businesses. The potential of our BPM programs and minority-owned start-ups is limitless.
Developing successful Black ownership is an essential component of BPM’s core mission to change the color of the executive suite and ownership of organizations worldwide.
– Dean Haynesworth, BPM CEO
Each opportunity will encourage additional investment, but we are confident that the profits of BPM will provide substantial start-up funding. Still, the real success will come from the full engagement and business energy provided by the minority ownership.
FEATURED BPM INCUBATED BUSINESseS
GRW Hair Care with Purpose
We go beyond just good ingredients.
GRW FOR HAIR has received initial funding from the Black Progress Matters Minority Business Incubator Program. Black Progress Matters is a non-profit organization committed to effectuating significant change at the executive level in corporate America as an advocate and resource for executive minority candidates, pro-active clients, and dedicated teaming partners worldwide.
As a minority-owned business, Black Progress Matters is committed to building a definitive directory of minority-owned and participative companies, including vendors, suppliers, and professional services. Black Progress Matters has pledged its entire share of the profits to incubate minority businesses.
The first solution to provide enterprises with an immediate deterrent to inherent bias in their organization.
UnBiasIt has developed various data management and compliance solutions in order to fully enable organizations to recognize and eliminate inherent bias and misconduct throughout their enterprise - as well as transforming their data as a resource which can easily and accurately be drawn upon when needed for the critical information governance that is increasingly demanded of every enterprise.
The remarkable offering that has emerged from this initiative is our UnBiasIt Data Stack. The UnBiasIt Data Stack is the first solution to provide enterprises with an immediate deterrent to inherent bias in their organization, as well as delivering the most advanced data management solution available in the marketplace today.
Inspired by the natural connection between plants, people, and places.
Katini Skin has developed products with consciously sourced ingredients from Australia, Africa, Japan and beyond. The simple yet elegant, and deeply considered formulations have been created to satisfy our skin and elevate our beauty.
BPM INCUBATED BUSINESSes coming soon
The State of Clean
Cocoa by CeCe
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery and rose to become a leading African American intellectual of the 19 century, founding Tuskegee University in 1881 and the National Negro Business League two decades later. Booker believed that solutions to the problem of racial discrimination were primarily economic and that African American entrepreneurship was vital. Thus, he founded the league to further the economic development of African American businesses in order to achieve social equality in American society.
Washington advised Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. His infamous conflicts with black leaders like W. E. B. Du Bois over segregation caused a stir, but today, he is remembered as the most influential African American speaker of his time.
"The wisest of my race understand that the agitation of questions of social equality is the extremest folly and that progress in the enjoyment of all the privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than artificial forcing."