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Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe Has A Vision For Social Entrepreneurship And Funding Opportunities with Accion Opportunity Fund

When it comes to social impact work, most people take the nonprofit route to tackle systemic issues, such as food insecurity. But when Jasmine Crowe, founder and CEO of Goodr , saw the systemic impact of hunger in Atlanta, she had a vision for using logistics and technology to bring the community together to feed more families. According to Crowe, food insecurity is an issue of distribution, not resources, and she’s passionate about using technology to reroute millions of pounds of food from businesses to communities in need. Goodr is a technology company with a vision to “feed more, waste less” and uses logistics to provide food waste solutions to feed families experiencing food insecurity. But as a social enterprise, Crowe experienced challenges in raising capital to support the growth of Goodr. AfroTech speaks with Crowe to discuss how Accion Opportunity Fund opened doors for Goodr and many more Black entrepreneurs. AfroTech: How did you first become interested in addressing food...

Mahlet Yared

Jul 19, 2022

CapWay Digital Bank CEO Sheena Allen Talks Accion Opportunity Fund and Other Funding Options for Black Entrepreneurs

While the journey of an entrepreneur is incredibly rewarding, it’s not easy. The need for capital is a major challenge all entrepreneurs face. Luckily, resources like Accion Opportunity Fund can come to the rescue. No one understands Black entrepreneurs’ need to have access to funding more than Sheena Allen , the founder and CEO of CapWay . CapWay is the revolutionary fintech company that’s removing barriers and closing gaps through digital banking and other financial services for millennials and Gen Z. AfroTech spoke with Allen about how crucial funding opportunities like the Accion Opportunity Fund are for Black entrepreneurs. AfroTech: Becoming the youngest woman in America to own and operate a digital bank is an incredible accomplishment. Considering your non-tech background, what inspired your journey as an entrepreneur in the tech and fintech industries?   Sheena Allen: It’s interesting. I double-majored in film and psychology and minored in marketing, but the truth is I...

Stephanie Ogbogu

Jun 9, 2022