Black entrepreneurship is important because Black people who have decided to dream big should not be subject to racism and bigotry for pursuing those dreams, simply because people are uncomfortable with great ideas covered in Black skin. In this country being a Black innovator is the hardest job, because those who make it don’t only represent themselves, they represent the culture.

Every institution tells Black people that they are not good enough. The education system, the judicial system, and corporate America are all responsible for the systemic racism that fosters disenfranchisement in Black communities, for those same disenfranchised Black folks to make it to an accelerator program, a pitch or to raise venture capital is, in fact, amazing. Not only is it amazing, but it is the epitome of entrepreneurial gumption.