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Positive change happens with investment.

The UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator is a first-of-its kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection.

 

189 startups applied. Meet the 5 startups that were selected: 

2022 UMSL DEI2 COHORT OF FOUNDERS


Will Bubenik

 

NEBULA MEDIA GROUP

Will Bubenik

Nebula Media Group empowers organizations to create accessible and inclusive digital experiences. 98.1% of websites are not accessible to users with disabilities. We are an agency for all your digital accessibility needs.

willb@nebulamediagroup.com | https://nebulamediagroup.com 

  

  

 


La'Crassia Wilderness

BUTTER LOVE

La'Crassia Wilderness

Butter Love is an intentional skincare brand rooted in self-love. Butter Love Skin provides thoughtfully researched and curated skincare products that are formulated to heal skin and never contain the harsh ingredients and chemicals that work against

hello@butterlovebylc.co | https://www.butterlovebylc.co 

   

 

 


Valeria Rodriguez

VR CREATIVE

Valeria Rodriguez

VR Creative provides top tier creative branding and marketing services for entrepreneurs of color while developing assets, strategies, resources to support the growth of their budding businesses. At VR Creative, they create compelling designs that leave a lasting impression on their clients.

info@valeriar.com | https://valeriar.com 

  

  

 


Paris Rollins - Picky Eaterz

PICKY EATERZ

Paris Rollins

Picky Eaterz specializes in unique picky eater prevention food techniques. They cater healthier nutrition for children made fun. Picky Eaterz gives children and babies in the St.Louis area, access to a variety of balanced nutritious meals every day, thus ensuring a healthier future and lifestyle for little ones to carry into adulthood.

funfood@pickyeaterzstl.com | https://www.pickyeaterzstl.com 

 

  

 


Tony Davis - Pop Pop Hurray!

POP POP HURRAY!

Tony Davis

Pop-Pop Hurray! is more than just a popcorn shop, it’s an experience. A place where all of your popcorn dreams can come true! Starting with our delicious freshly popped popcorn and our wide variety of Add-Ons and Toppings you will experience popcorn like never before. The flavor combinations and topping possibilities are endless.

poppophurray@gmail.com | https://www.poppophurray.com/

 


 

This accelerator would not have been possible without the anonymous support of friends and the public commitment of Ameren Corporation and Edward Jones:


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