The Jackson Ward Collective is a hub that connects Black business owners to each other, first and foremost, and to resources that can help our businesses grow and thrive.
We are named The Jackson Ward Collective to pay homage to our roots in Richmond, Virginia. Jackson Ward is part of Black Wall Street: a thriving community at the turn of the 20th Century that was one of the most prosperous Black communities in the United States. It was home to theaters, stores and medical practices, as well as where Maggie L. Walker founded St. Luke's Penny Savings Bank, one of the first Black-owned banks in the U.S.
We seek to see the great successes of that time in Jackson Ward replicated throughout not just the Richmond region, but Virginia and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to Learn, Grow and Own in the Black community, and we know that we do that best when we do it together.
Do you have a business idea but don't know how to get started?
Do you need help with technical aspects of running and growing a business?
Have you been successful as an entrepreneur and are ready to scale, but aren't sure how and don't know who can give you insight or guidance?
Do you feel like you're missing opportunities for networking, mentoring, funding and/or participation in programs that will help you grow your business?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, and identify as a Black entrepreneur (or as an aspiring Black entrepreneur), this community is for YOU!
With your membership to The Jackson Ward Collective, you will receive:
If you're interested in partnering with The Jackson Ward Collective, becoming a mentor, sponsoring a membership or otherwise investing in our members, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.