Kelsey Davis, Founder and CEO of CLLCTVE, has been selected as the second cohort of the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. This is a $ 10 million initiative designed for black founders who often have limited access to funding, even though they have established a company. It is important for their success.
Davis is also a Forbes 30 Under 30 winner.
Davis graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in television, radio and film in 2019 and an MS in entrepreneurship and emerging business in 2020. He is a former member of Syracuse Tech Garden and a consultant for CenterstateCEO as they work to create more diversity initiatives and inclusion for their incubator ecosystem.
CLLCTVE is the portfolio platform that provides creators with the tools, resources and network to create the life they want. Through the Black Founders Fund, CLLCTVE will receive $ 100,000 in non-diluting capital and technical support from Google tools and teams, including up to $ 120,000 in search ads donated by Google.org and up to $ 100,000 in Google Cloud credits. Last year, the founders who received the awards raised more than $ 50 million in capital, and 80% of the recipients used the funds to create jobs. The organization worked for the Municipality of Syracuse when it got underway.
- Syracuse native Kelsey Davis opted for Google for Startups Black Founders Fund
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