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, BPM's entire operating profit goes directly to funding 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.
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.
GRW Hair Care with Purpose
We go beyond just good ingredients.
GRW for Hair is an inclusive plant-powered + purposeful hair care brand formulated for all hair types and textures. More than just incredible ingredients, GRW is a proud partner of Black Progress Matters, the organization that enables the development of successful Black ownership.
"I struggled with my hair my entire life; I am biracial and have a unique mix of my mom's hair and my dad's hair. I could never find products dynamic enough to work for me. This inspired me to create GRW, a flexible collection of wide-reaching, ultra-nourishing hair care essentials workable for all different hair types and textures.” - Gabrielle Dovey, Creator, GRW for Hair, RN BSN, Registered Nurse.
The best beauty secrets are those that are found amongst friends. At GRW, the beauty formulations are whipped up from the imaginations of best friends and beauty connoisseurs Gabrielle Dovey and Lexi Anczok. GRW is their secret to keeping their hair youthful, strong, healthy, fun, and fresh.
Cocoa by CeCe
Build confidence. Change the world.
We are a mission-oriented beauty brand founded by CeCe Olisa and Black Progress Matters. Setting the new standard in beauty beginning with a collection of Cocoa-infused goodness to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
The State of Clean
Defining the new standard in home cleaning and personal care.
The State of Clean is a powerful, efficient, and better for our homes/ bodies/ planet cleaning routine. We are clean, reimagined. People use most of their plastic once, causing an enormous excess of plastic on planet earth. The 8 billion tons of plastic trash on the planet is growing and presenting risks to our environment and health. The State of Clean’s refillable packaging, reliable formulas, and reduced carbon footprint will help solve this growing problem.
Walker Sports Audit
Independent audit and rating of your trusted advisors.
Walker Sports Audit ensures you are receiving representation from trusted advisors that (have your financial well being at the forefront of all we do) you can trust. In short, we watch the people watching your money. We offer our clients a very valuable and necessary audit and evaluation with a degree of separation that ensures no compromising agenda or misplaced loyalties.
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."