Wildfang launches in Nordstrom!
Backstage Mixtape Vol. 70
“The fashion industry has not always been an inclusive place,” said Mcilroy. “It’s been exclusive. Frankly, this collaboration is trying to change that.” Wildfang launches a partnership with Nordstrom. Shop now.
“I want to get back to the new normal, where women and people of color and U.S. veterans are held up as not the right thing to do or social good, but the best economic bet in this country.” Elizabeth Gore and Carolyn Rodz are of Hello Alice are profiled in Forbes. Check it out.
"A new study of diversity in the technology industry found companies that made statements of solidarity had 20% fewer Black employees on average than those that didn’t. The finding highlights a gap between what companies say about social issues and what they do in their own workplaces." Blendoor completes its 2021 State of DEI in Tech Report. Read more in Bloomberg or download the report.
Seed&Spark unveils the trailer for AILEY, an immersive portrait of Alvin Ailey, who – when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him — was determined to build one that would. Watch now. Also, Seed&Spark is up for the Champions Award in the Company category, receiving recognition for their work in championing women and forging meaningful change. Vote now to support.
"We saw how transformative this group coaching model is because it helps people feel less lonely in their journeys." Congratulations to The Grand for raising a $2.4M seed round, led by 776 Capital. Read more.
"Before you start a new project or pursue a new idea, ask yourself “why” you are doing it and “how” it meets your goal." Blue Fever's Greta McAnany joins other founders in giving advice on how to scale in Fast Company. Check it out.
Black and Good is hosting William Adosai, CEO and founder of Vitae London, in an Ask Me Anything for Black founders on June 1. Register now.
Hello Alice has teamed up with Stacy's Pita Chips to award $10,000 grants to qualifying small businesses. Apply now.
So much good happens for founders who are able to easily activate their communities of investors and advisors. The best way to do that is Cabal, which recently launched. Check it out.
Fund Black Founders has partnered with the Holiday family to help Black businesses and Black-led nonprofit organizations. Businesses can get up to $25k in matching funds and non-profits can receive $15k in unrestricted grants. Apply now.
Venture Crush Venture Pods applications are now open! Learn from the best in the industry in this no-equity accelerator. Learn more and apply now.
The Real California Milk Accelerator is offering up to $650k for companies that are developing the next great dairy products. Check it out.
Backstage Headliners are hiring! Here are some opportunities:
- Airfordable is hiring a front-end engineer. Learn more.
- Dollaride is hiring a project manager, lead engineer and a head of business development. Learn more.
- Arlan is hiring a COO for ArlanWasHere. Learn more.
- The Plug is hiring a director of research. Learn more.
- Edlyft is hiring a full-stack engineer. Learn more.
- There are 140+ open roles with Backstage Headliners. Check them out.