Updated: Feb 19, 2021
WE'VE BEEN FUNDED!
Yes! You read that right $25k! American Express teamed up with iFundWomen; the women powered crowdfunding platform, to award 100 black women entrepreneurs with funding for our businesses! And if this wasn't enough they are also providing mentorship, coaching and PR opportunities! GAME CHANGER!
I was actually notified a little bit earlier that the media launch, in preparation for the official launch but was sworn to secrecy until the big day on November 20th! This is all still so surreal to me!
This news came at a really critical time for Adorn Me Africa and funding was at the forefront of my mind. No lie, I was applying for a business loan the day before I received the news! If you know anything about being an entrepreneur, you know that it's a true labor of love and takes a lot of sacrifice, time, tears and resources.
When I first started Adorn Me Africa, we decided to choose a crowdfunding platform that valued the company and mission in a unique way and iFundwomen proved to be the perfect fit for us! They were still in beta stage if I'm not mistaken but the platform was well thought out and just worked for our goals and aligned with our values. They also help back and help get funding for businesses on their platform so it was a no-brainer to use iFundwomen here is a link to our campaign page here.
The goal was $15k but we were only able to raise about 4k. We didn't take this is a loss at all we took what we raised and put it to work on becoming operational.
2 years later I get the biggest surprise ever when iFundwomen request a Zoom call, out of seemingly nowhere. So here it is, you heard it here first; the story that launched an empire! I'm so grateful to God for hearing my very honest and vulnerable prayer the night before all this happened!
I can't thank iFundwomen enough for seeing potential in my dream and trusting me with this opportunity! I so grateful to American Express for believing that black women are a necessary part of the entrepreneurial space, and for creating a space for us to tell our stories and for putting their money where their values lie. I am also immeasurably grateful to every single person who contributed to our campaign back in 2017 and believed in us! I'm bursting with gratitude honestly! I will be sure to keep you guys updated on as this unfolds and the non-monetary portion of this opportunity begins! Check out the reel below.
Here are just some of the media outlets that have featured the story!
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