Empowering Founders in the U.S. South and beyond!

Nestled in the heart of the Digital Delta, the BIL pre-accelerator addresses a critical gap in the tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Memphis Delta Region. We provide mentorship and investment opportunities to take founders building tech or tech-enabled companies in the health tech, manufacturing/supply chain, sustainability, or ag tech sectors from zero to one. 

Our entrepreneurial educational pipeline programs are nationwide!

Founded in 1916 by the visionary Emma Williams Griggs, the Griggs Business and Practical Arts College has a rich history of offering life-changing opportunities to countless African American students. As we embark on a new chapter of this esteemed institution’s legacy, we’re inspired by the resilience and determination of those who came before us. By reviving its innovative roots, we’re providing a beacon of hope and opportunity for a new generation of entrepreneurs. 


Learn more about how you can support our efforts and become part of a community of driven and passionate individuals who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. 


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