GBACC strikes partnership to expand opportunities for entrepreneurs of color

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with Venture Noire. This partnership is designed with the intention of increasing diverse representation within the entrepreneurial ecosystem and regional brand of the Greater Bentonville / Northwest Arkansas area.

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Venture Noire is on a mission to rebrand and revitalize communities by catalyzing the success of minority-driven businesses in the digital economy. This collaboration will support in the launch, development, and scaling of innovative companies led by diverse founders in the NWA region. Venture Noire will serve as a community resource to attract, retain and accelerate multicultural talent, partnering with resources uniquely present in NWA to prepare business owners for corporate and capital opportunities. “

Execution will be led by Venture Noire founders Keenan Beasley and Bjorn Simmons. Their partnership will provide collaborative oversight, marketing, and guidance; including vetting and assisting diverse business opportunities as well as access to curated mentorship, curriculum, and funding. Venture Noire is currently building a community of business owners as well as corporate and capital partners seeking to advance accessibility to innovation enabled by entrepreneurs of color. To learn more information check out the video below and visit us at