Winners Announced for The OBWS Black Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Snap Inc. and Clover®. Finalists were selected via an open call for nominations, which were then vetted by the OBWS Team and a panel of Judges. The winners Keewa Nurullah of Kido, Makeda Ricketts of PinkThink, and Ivy Lawrence-Walls of Ivy Leaf Farms
were peer-selected via a digital voting platform created for the Awards.
the Year Award presented by Snap Inc. $25,000 awarded to Keewa Nurullah, Kido award-winning children’s shop focused on
representation, inclusivity and building community on the Southside of Chicago.
Ivy Leaf Farms, a community-based farm dedicated to food equity and complete neighborhood wellness in Houston, Texas.
Black-Owned Businesses with the support of partners Snap Inc. and Clover.
businesses are invited to list their businesses via https://obws.com/ join/. OBWS, which originally started as
a spreadsheet in 2014, has become the largest platform and app helping Blackowned businesses gain exposure, leads, and connect to much-needed resources.
subscribers, 379K in app downloads, and 600k+ in monthly pageviews.
all other social media channels. Watch exclusive OBWS content including the Black-Owned Series here on YouTube.
technology, which enables businesses to maximize their operating efficiencies and grow while allowing customers to pay
using a debit or credit card or via mobile payments options such as Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, and Google Pay®.
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