Venture Noire and Remote Year Partner to Launch Global Acceleration Program for Black and Minority Entrepreneurs

BENTOVILLE, Ark., February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Black Businessa nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Black people through economic development, today announced its partnership with Remote yeara transformational community platform for remote working globally, to expand its 8-week acceleration program, In the dark, internationally. The first international cohort will bring together 15-20 US-based startup founders The cap and Johannesburg, South Africa in the third quarter of this year. Black Venture In the dark seeks to improve the quality of life through entrepreneurship, supporting the creation and development of the minority workforce. The cohort program will specifically focus on Black and minority founders of startups focused on the future of work, as well as the travel and hospitality industry, providing them with weekly training and mentorship on way to grow their business.

Through the partnership with Remote Year, cohort participants will complete their classroom training with full cultural immersion in South Africa including private local accommodation, coworking space, access to local experiences, community programming, social impact projects, staff, health and safety resources, city and program orientations and more. Beyond the curriculum and the exposure participants will receive, the program will provide new opportunities for increased creativity, global thinking, and access to global opportunities given the rise of remote working. Applications for the program are now open and will close on May 15.

“We believe the rise of remote working is here to stay and has already fundamentally changed the way businesses operate and adapt. With this partnership, we are putting the best and brightest minds from around the world into creating of solutions for the future of work,” mentioned Keenan Beasley, Founder of Black Venture. “As we expand internationally, we’re also able to bring even more diverse founders and entrepreneurs into our community to network, impact and empower.”

This program is best suited for entrepreneurs whose businesses are already set up for remote work and are ready to scale remotely. Entrepreneurs in the cohort will gain first-hand experience and insight into the intricacies of operating a global supply chain and scaling internationally. Up to 20 percent of cohort participants will be locally based in South Africa as part of Remote Year’s commitment to positively impact the local communities in which it operates. Participants will learn how to cultivate international appeal for their products and services based on real-world networking experiences with other global entrepreneurs.

“Remote Year is built on the belief that travel and remote work lead to innovation, exploration, and personal and professional growth,” said Tue Le, VP of Brand, Product and the community at Remote Year. “Partnering with Venture Noire is a natural fit for us as we not only share these same beliefs, but also a deep commitment to using our platforms to solve global inequalities and create tangible benefit for Black and minority business owners, the local community. and the global economy. We are excited to launch this program as the first in a series over the next few years and to be part of the transformational journeys of these entrepreneurs, especially on a continent that has given birth to so many black entrepreneurs and businesses.

Inauguration of Venture Noire In the dark the cohorts included two groups of minority founders in different industries and verticals. The program culminated in December 2021 with a virtual ceremony and pitch competition. Going forward, Venture Noire plans to announce additional vertical-specific programs and partners to ensure founders receive maximum value. Upcoming vertical programs include commerce-focused businesses such as beauty, pet care, food and beverage, health and home. For more information, please visit

Venture Noire is a 510c3 Accredited Nonprofit Partner for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Venture Noire was created to improve the quality of life for Black people through workforce creation and economic development. Through its programming, Venture Noire’s mission is to accelerate communities of color by catalyzing the success of minority-owned businesses in the digital economy.

Venture Noire’s ecosystem includes dozens of minority-owned startups that are at the forefront of technology, innovation, and creativity.


Remote Year is the leading global community-based travel platform that sparks unlimited, borderless opportunities for growth and change through remote work and immersive local experiences. Since 2015, Remote Year has hosted over 90 life-changing programs in over 40 destinations for over 4,000 people and proudly earned an Excellent (4.6) rating on Trustpilot.

Remote Year believes in the transformative power of travel and empowers people to unleash their human potential by living, working, learning and growing in the world’s most inspiring destinations on 1 week or 1 month, 4 month and 12 month retreats month. one-month trips.

As a pioneer in remote work and a fully remote and virtual company, Remote Year believes that travel and remote work lead to innovation, exploration, and personal and professional growth.

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