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This Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Was Handpicked By Ciara To Level Up Through The Meta Elevate Program

Aliyah Kamala has a lot to celebrate! Kamala — the boss behind Kamala Enterprises — was recently selected by global superstar Ciara to participate in the Meta Elevate program. The Meta Program, as AfroTech previously reported, consists of 10 small business owners who will be supported by Meta for six weeks to ensure they have a pathway to success. And f or Aliyah Kamala, the news came as a shock. Just within the last year, Aliyah Kamala left her position as a school teacher to scale Kamala Enterprises. Aliyah Kamala’s recent victory proved her new direction had a purpose. In addition, the realization that Ciara believed in her entrepreneurial vision fueled a fire within her soul to continue leveling up! The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was made possible thanks to Elevate’s Facebook group. Aliyah Kamala joined the Meta Elevate Facebook group following a hunt for community, resources, and organizations offering support to Black and brown entrepreneurs. “I’ve been in that group for...

Feb 21, 2022

Kyrie Irving Announces Consulting Firm To Mentor Underrepresented Businesses

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has announced the launch of his new consulting firm, KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting), that aims to assist underrepresented entrepreneurs across industries, including Black and women-owned businesses. According to a press release, KAI 11 Consulting — in partnership with KAI Family Foundation and Lockstep Ventures — will provide programs and mentoring services to offer business owners access to “development coaches, area managers and growth groups that offer roadmaps to scaling and cultivating efficiencies.” The consulting firm will also make it a point to provide resources to help close the financial gap across various communities. “We must give our people the proper resources and stewardship for them to win beyond traditional investment vehicles,” founder Irving said in a statement. “This is not only essential to closing the wealth gap, but it also fosters a more unified, empowered, and liberated society.” According to information...

May 11, 2021