These are the agencies working to amplify Black voices and businesses

C.A. Branding

C.A. Branding is a fully integrated marketing and creative agency that specializes in unearthing key differentiators in brands, with a focus in the consumer brands space, and communicating those ideas to the customer in an emotionally compelling way. We transform key insights about your professional passion into a brand platform that drives everything we do, informing the strategic direction of our creative and tactical outreach.

CABRANDINGAGENCY.COM
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Brand Strategy
  • Creative Design
  • Retailer Deck
  • Sell Sheet
  • Digital Strategy
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$100K

Whole Brain Consulting

Whole Brain Consulting is a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies.

whole-brain-consulting.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Contract manufacturer sourcing
  • Business negotiations with contract manufacturer
  • Sourcing raw materials
  • Product and production guides
  • Complete quality control and food safety system
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$100K

JConnelly

JConnelly is a communications and marketing firm working with brands to help them expand awareness, connect and engage with clients and stakeholders, influence change, amplify online presence, and build community. JConnelly navigates the complex world of communications to effectively design and execute campaigns that are mission driven and deliver business-critical results.

jconnelly.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Communications plan development
  • Media pitching
  • Thought leadership development and pitching
  • Ongoing reputation management
  • Media measurement and evalution
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$120K

C.A. E-comm

C.A. E-Comm is a national e-commerce solution team that specializes in selling and marketing consumer products via online platforms. Through robust reporting and analytics along with detailed forecasting techniques, we give each client a customized e-commerce sales solution. Starting out with a solid foundation is the name of the game for e-comm, and we help you do just that by making sure your new item is enhanced for search, has the correct content, and is completely optimized for mobile browsing and purchase, so you’re ready to rock.

caecommagency.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • E-commerce channel strategy
  • Intro to Amazon, Walmart.com, and other online retailers
  • Content strategy
  • Catalog upload
  • Operations training
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$75K

Propeller Industries

We help great entrepreneurs build great companies, and as our clients scale, we’re here to support them as their business needs progress and evolve. We are a team of experienced finance and operations executives, entrepreneurs, and accountants providing outsourced financial management for early stage startups. We offer a single point of accountability for all areas of our clients’ financial management, from the CFO to the director, controller and bookkeeper.

propellerindustries.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Financial strategy and guidance
  • Accounting and bookkeeping services
  • Performance analysis and cash flow planning
  • Transaction advisory services
  • Comprehensive financial reporting
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$50K

Dobson Avenue Capital Partners

Dobson Avenue Capital Partners is an early stage investment group dedicated to driving returns for investors through capital, commitment, and community. Though we look to partner with all smart and driven entrepreneurs, our focus is on those smart and driven entrepreneurs who are often overlooked – primarily women and minorities. We target high growth B2C and B2B businesses in the Midwest that are looking to get to the next level. Dobson Avenue is team comprised of seasoned investors, operators, and entrepreneurs. We seek to add value to our investments by sharing our collective experiences and insights with our portfolio companies.

  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Advisory and strategic guidance
  • Monetary investment
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH BETWEEN
$5k and $50k

SPINS

SPINS is a wellness-focused data network technology company that provides access to proprietary data, product intelligence, and attribute trends that help brands differentiate themselves. Our solutions reveal insights that unlock innovation and growth and have full cross-channel visibility across the retail landscape, access to point-of-sale data from hundreds of leading natural, regional, and specialty retailers, and the most comprehensive collection of shopper-centric attributes in the industry. Through our interactive dashboards, brands can view product performance, competitive analyses, distribution opportunities, and promotion effectiveness. Only SPINS can help brands optimize performance and drive competitive advantage in the Natural Products Industry.

spins.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • An annual data subscription
  • One category of market data in the natural enhanced channel and regional grocery channel
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$50K

1o8 Agency

1o8 is a CPG focused digital agency focused on performance marketing for leading food and beverage brands. With our focus on delivering best in class e-commerce solutions, we deliver growth for our partner brands. Our services include Shopify solutions, email marketing, paid social, organic search, and paid search to deliver top-line revenue, profitably.

1o8.agency
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Website Development
  • Paid Social
  • Paid Search
  • SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$75K

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) is a national law firm with over 550 attorneys in eight offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. DWT has one of the largest Food & Beverage legal practices in the country, with over 40 attorneys representing food and ag innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors at every level of the food chain, from Farm to Label. Our Food Venture 360 Legal Lab offers food companies of all flavors and sizes a one-stop-shop for legal advice from attorneys with deep food industry expertise. We represent “seed” ($0-$2mm annual revenue) and “scaling” ($2mm-$20mm), and “seasoned” ($20mm+) food ventures in all of the major U.S. food innovation hubs, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Boulder, Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Pacific Northwest.

dwt.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Convertible Note Financings
  • Employment Documentation
  • Supply And Co-packing Agreements
  • Packaging and Labeling Compliance
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$50K

New Hope Network

Through its mission of growing healthy markets to bring more health to more people, New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create better opportunities and connections.

www.newhope.com
www.expowest.com

www.expoeast.com
  • WHAT WE’LL BE PROVIDING
  • Natural Products Expo East Booth
  • Spark Change virtual booth
  • Soapbox Series Video Q&A
  • BUNDLE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WORTH
$15K