Changing the ratio for Black women entrepreneurs

Just 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups. Out of that, Black women-led tech ventures receive almost 0% funding. Black Female Founders hopes to change that by providing much needed resources for Black female entrepreneurs so they can succeed.

While there are more opportunities than ever for Black female entrepreneurs to start a tech-based venture, many BFFs struggle to get access to the very resources needed to thrive and scale.

Here are some of the things we offer:


Black Female Founders hosts a number of events throughout the year where diverse founders and entrepreneurs can come together network, share resources and connect. We host panels, roundtables and mixers.

Upcoming Events


#BFF 1st Anniversary Party

Join Black Female Founders (#BFF) as we celebrate our first Anniversary! Raise a toast to our first year and highlight the accomplishments of BFFs and BFF-led ventures!
Featuring special remarks from Arlington Economic Development Director, Victor Hoskins! Network with other BFFs over beer, wine and cheese followed by a special roundtable of prominent BFFs discussing the successes and pitfalls of entrepreneurship.

Stay for the #BFF Fempire Awards as we recognize BFFs on the rise and supporters.


#BlackTechMatters: The Black Out

In support of the opening of the new Inclusive Innovation Incubator (in3), organizations working and contributing to the Black tech ecosystem in the District are coming together for a Community Day Party to network and celebrate DC Blacks in tech. Attendees are encouraged to wear all black attire to the "Prince-themed" event, which will also honor of the one-year anniversary of the artist's death.

#BFF Membership

As a Black Female Founders (#BFF) member, you’ll be connected to a diverse and vibrant community of founders, technologists and investors. In addition, you get first-access to workshops and panels that cover important topics such as marketing, hiring, finding co-founders, perfecting your pitch, funding and other critical needs for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Membership benefits include:

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#BFF Labs (Launching April, 29 2017)

#BFF Labs is an 8 week period pre-accelerator program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you are at concept stage only or your company has been around for a few years, #BFF Labs can help you get your business straight and ready for funding.

Every Saturday from 10 am - 3:30 pm, founders sit in an immersive workshops led by subject matter experts (SMEs) covering a variety of topics important to building their businesses.

Learn More about BFF Labs

For inquiries or questions about membership or #BFF Labs, please contact us.