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About the Event

Reserve your spot for the Founders First Black Small Business Leaders Accelerator Virtual Pitch Day.  Thirteen talented founders will be presenting their plans to our VIP panel for growing their small businesses as part of their graduation for our 60-Day, Mini-Accelerator Program. 

We’ll be giving a $5,000 in cash and services award at our Pitch Day event for the First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Audience Choice Award winners. Join investors, entrepreneurs, & the Founders First team! 

About Founders First Challenge Program

Challenge is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning between $50,000 and $250,000 in annual revenue, who want to achieve growth. 60-day Mini-Accelerator Program consists of four (4) workshops where you will learn how to work ON your business, not just IN your business! The program completes with Pitch and Graduation Event with the opportunity to compete for up to $5000 cash and service prizes. Includes 18-months of post-program support coaching and support.
Register for the Virtual
 Pitch Event!
Date: Tuesday, Dec 15th, 2020
Time: 5:30pm PST
Even if you can’t make it, sign up anyway!
We’ll send you the recording.

 

Save Me a Seat!

As a social entrepreneur, Ms. Folsom is dedicated to leveraging the power of market forces and sound business practices to address disparities in revenue and job growth among businesses led by underrepresented founders. She has raised more than $30 million in institutional venture financing, created over 500 premium wage jobs and has founded or served as a key executive for six successful ventures, including showUhow (acquired by Sellpoints), DriveCam (now Lytx) and Seminarsource. Before devoting her energies to entrepreneurship, Ms. Folsom was an executive at National Dispatch Center, Luce Forward and Alltel Systematics and Great American First.

About Vincent Mudd
Managing Partner & Principle, Carrier Johnson + Culture

JOIN US!

Tuesday, December 15, 5:30 PM PST

Founders First 
Black Small Business Leaders Accelerator
 Graduation & Pitch Event

Mitchella Gilbert
OYA FEMTECH Apparel

Pitch Contestants

Mia Vaughnes
Good Neighbor Gardens

Wanda Rodgers
Construction Service Workers

Rashid Hill
L3 Coaching Solutions

Jacques Stroud
Docfully

Lantre Barr
Telemarketr

Sheri Jones
Black San Diego

Rashida Abdul-Kaliq
A-K Commercial & Construction Cleaning

Richard Marks
RDM Management Group

Ramona Jones
Dream Builders Youth Mentoring Network

About Kim Folsom
 Founder & CEO, 

Founders First CDC

Vincent Mudd is the Managing Partner and Principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. Throughout his tenure at Carrier Johnson, Vincent has led the firm to stellar heights in both project performance as well as client engagement. He has worked tirelessly to achieve a uniquely diversified team of architects and designers, boasting 52% women employees, 46% non-Caucasian employees, and a 43% diversified principal-level management team. An inspiration and steady hand at the helm of the organization, Vincent is always eager to engage in one-on-one character-building conversations with employees seeking guidance. 

Vincent has not only been one of San Diego’s “Top 100 Influential Leaders”, but he has also led the firm to its most solid performance as a private company by becoming the first ISO Architectural Firm in California and ranking within the top 20 firms for business for the third year in a row in Architecture Magazine’s “Architect 50” top firms of the year. 

Vincent has landed many of Carrier Johnson’s most prominent clients, including National University and MCWE and the stunning Legacy International Center project. Prior to joining Vincent Mudd is the Managing Partner and Principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. He has worked tirelessly to achieve a uniquely diversified team of architects and designers, boasting 52% women employees, 46% non-Caucasian employees, and a 43% diversified principal-level management team.

Digna Gomez
Right of Way 

Acquisitions, Inc

Carleton Brown Sr.
Green Sustainable Consultants

Haby Barry
Fulaba

Tinicia Smith
Black San Diego