6 Black Owned Social Enterprises


I love the business model that social enterprises incorporate. They make money while doing good and making a difference.

What could be better than that?! Here are some national and international social enterprises we’ve come across and are impressed by.

Black Owned Social Enterprises

The Because of Them, We Can campaign was birthed out of a desire to share our rich history and promising future through images that would refute stereotypes and build the esteem of our children. Founder: Eunique Jones Gibson



Hello Tractor, Inc. an agricultural technology company that is improving global food and income security by building a network of “Smart Tractor” owners that farmers obtain service from via SMS. Founder: Jehiel Oliver



Stay Hungry highlights creative and memorable hip hop lyrics and gives young culinary artists an opportunity to demonstrate their shared love for the culture by preparing dishes illustrated in the identified lyrics. Founder: Syreeta Gates


Startup52 is an early-stage accelerator based in New York City. As the first sole diversity-focused accelerator in NYC, Startup52 was founded to identify and groom outstanding entrepreneurs, especially those from untapped and under-tapped communities. Founder: Chike Ukaegbu



Wecyclers is powering social change using the environment by allowing people in low-income communities to capture value from their waste. They offer convenient household recycling service using a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes. Founder: Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola


Uncharted Play creates energy-harnessing play products such as soccer balls and jump ropes that generate light after minutes of play. ‘The Soccket’ increases access to clean power in the places it’s needed most. Co-Founder: Jessica O. Matthews


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Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson

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