Ten Black women entrepreneurs earned their share of $100,00 in funding for their businesses thanks to the latest round of the increasingly-popular New Voices Pitch Competition.
Teaming up with Target Accelerators to bring the competition’s latest iteration to life, the New Voices team heard impressive pitches from each of the ladies to close out the ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Virtual Summit. The immensely talented young women brought an array of innovative products and services to the table ranging from tech to beauty to fashion to skincare to food to education to haircare.
Among the contestants was 16-year-old Tyla-Simone Crayton, who took home a whopping $10,000 after wowing the judges with the pitch for her barbecue sauce line, Sienna Sauces.
But the biggest win of the day —$25,000 to be exact—came courtesy of the brilliant mind of tech visionary Chantal Emmanuel. Her company, Limeloop, is a software-based logistics company empowered by reusable shippers with sensors and GPS tagging. Retailers can rent LimeLoop’s technology-enabled reusable shippers, precisely track their fleet, capture valuable data, enable predictive analytics and better protect delivered packages, while consumers avoid waste and reduce their packages’ environmental impact.
Keep scrolling to see what all of the ladies took home.
Diedre Roberson – EuMelanin
Kim Roxie – Lamik Beauty
Rahel Tekola – Learnabee
Jamika Martin – ROSEN Skincare
Ranay Orton – Glow by Day
Tyla-Simone Crayton- Sienna Sauce
Adiya Dixon – Yubi Beauty
Brandelyn Green – Voice of Hair
Jennifer Lyle – Lush Yummies Pies Co.
Chantal Emmanuel – LimeLoop
A huge congrats to all 10 contestants! For more of everything you missed at the ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Virtual Summit and New Voices + Target Accelerators Pitch competition, head back to ESSENCE.com