These Black Women Entrepreneurs are Making a Mark in the Tech World


By Robert Stitt

We have heard that black-woman-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. entrepreneurial market, growing 6 times faster than the national average. Black Enterprise took a look at a few of those businesses:

Alchomy is a an app developed by Amanda Spann and Sheena Allen. The app helps you locate the highest-ranked bars in your area. Alternatively, if you choose to stay home, the app comes complete with its own cocktail recipes.

Clean Slate Messenger is an electronic “white board” developed by Rachel Harsley, and CoSign is an app designed by Esosa Ighodaro to tag items in social media. When somebody buys an item you have tagged, you make money.

Everblume, LLC by Aja Atwood brings superfoods to your home from the convenience of your sofa. Just use your app to order fresh produce starter kits so you can grow your very own medicinal and superfood plants.

If you love Indie beauty products but don’t know where to get them, LOVR by Jessica Pritchett is an app that helps you find and buy the products you desire.

If you are a professional stylist, cosmetologists or other beauty professional and are looking for work, or if you own a salon and need quality employees, Courtney Caldwell designed the app you need. Named ShearShare, Caldwell’s app pairs up beauty professionals with the businesses that need them.

Don’t have the time to get out to the salon but really need to have your hair and nails done? Tresse Noire is an app created by Regina Gwynn and Octavia Pickett-Blakely that schedules appointments with “well-vetted, credentialed natural hair care stylists” who come to you. Whether it’s at your home or office, you can look your best without taking time off to drive across town.

As impressive as these apps and businesses are, they are only a handful of the 1.3 billion businesses owned by black women in the United States.