Apple launches its inaugural Black Entrepreneur Camp

Apple is helping 13 Black-owned app companies take their products to the next level.

In January, Apple made news when it announced it was putting aside $100m to address racial equity and justice.

Apple launches its inaugural Black Entrepreneur Camp

Early stage VC firm Harlem Capital — which plans to support investments in 1k diverse entrepreneurs over the next 2 decades — received $10m as part of the program.

Last week, the Cupertino-based giant launched its inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders and developers.

The program selected teams from 13 app companies

Among the apps it will provide hands-on guidance to:

  • Film3D: Founded by 22-year-old Senegalese-Canadian Abdou Sarr, the app lets users “shoot 3D photos without special equipment.”
  • Health Auto Export: Founded by the Barbados-born entrepreneur Lybron Sobers, the app lets users easily and safely move health data between providers.
  • Bar Exam: Part of media tech company Culture Genesis (which owns leading YouTube comedy site All Def), this is a music quiz app.

Cedric Rodgers, a co-founder at Culture Genesis and Apple alum, tells The Hustle that key benefits of the program include “insights on app development and new features” as well as “promotion on the App Store.”

Congrats to the founders and developers!

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