Empowering Founders in Memphis, Tennessee | Black Innovation Lab

Discover a revolutionary accelerator in Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged founders. Our focus is on tech and tech-enabled companies addressing critical issues like AI, climate change, sustainability, and health tech.

At the Black Innovation Lab, we nurture innovative ideas to create pathways to equity and generational wealth. We go beyond providing resources and opportunities to empower marginalized founders, offering a nurturing ecosystem where dreams blossom, collaborations flourish, and visions take flight.

Our mission is clear: unleash the immense potential within Memphis’s marginalized communities. We believe in breaking boundaries and fostering transformative ideas from unexpected places. Experience the power of innovation at the Black Innovation Lab.

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. 


Our mission transcends the individual; it is a commitment to lift an entire community, to forge a new era of collective prosperity.

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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