KNOWNpreneurs Cohort 1

KNOWNpreneurs will have access to two hour-long mentorship sessions per month fur the duration of the KNOWNpreneurs Growth Lab program. Mentorship sessions will take place either in-person or virtually.

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Alana Ladson

Alana Ladson Art

Alana Ladson Art is a small black women-owned business that creates fashion enamel pins, art prints, stickers and more of BIPOC women along with other magical beings. Long ago, I saw little to no faces like mine in the art that viewed. For this reason, I began to sell my works of art in hopes that others could see themselves through them. One of the many places the inspiration for the products comes from is beautiful BIPOC women, nature and magical, ethereal beings— which are all filled with strength, culture, passion, and love. Those who wear or see an Alana Ladson Art piece are meant to feel joyful beautiful, powerful and at peace. 

Aneetrai Rowland

Aneetrai Rowland

Emergent Access Services

Emergent Access Services will give people the option in less emergent cases visiting the emergency room to pre-register, put in possible symptoms, get transportation if needed and access live service providers like Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Patient Advocates. The App grants perspective patients the opportunity of waiting where they'd like for the duration of an emergency room visit at a place they feel more comfortable and get alerted when its almost their allotted time to be seen.

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Chaila (Chai) Gilliams

The Green Peacock

The Green Peacock is a fitness and wellness 501c3 that provides physical, mental, social, and emotional interactive programs for children, families, and community with special devotion to Black and Brown underserved geographies.   

Dawn Johnson

Dawn Johnson

DHJ Services

DHJ Services provides provides healthcare and management consulting services, clients include state agencies, health plans and community organizations.

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Kevnesha Boyd

Quality Counseling

A private mental health group practice offering affordable mental health counseling to the Black community. 


Poreyah Benton

Vegan Ahava

A mobile restaurant/food truck serving vegan comfort food!


Quan Grant

Quan Grant Styling

Men's personal stylist & consultant

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Simone Ssemwezi


Personal Concierge Services for medically ill, seniors and busy families

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Terone (Tea) Montgomery

Threads by Tea

At Threads by Tea, we create wearable art (apparel & accessories) handcrafted to inspire and empower dreamers who want to express themselves through bespoke clothing. The awesome thing about Threads is that what we offer is the creation of an idea. We specialize in custom/ made-to-measure apparel, bags and accessories for Men, women and children. We also have ready-to-wear limited collections.