In our society today, the black community is one of the most disenfranchised groups and face countless barriers and obstacles, especially in the business world. Whether it is the glass ceiling that prevents black employees from reaching positions of power or the ingrained racial bias that stand in the way for black-owned businesses to reach success, it is no wonder that, even today, the most prominent members of the business world are almost entirely white. It is with that precedent in mind that we look to launch ‘Black Businesses Matter’, or BBM for short.
What it does
Our team has created a Google Chrome extension that, after downloaded, will give consumers alternatives for the items they are about to purchase that are instead owned by black businesses.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Submitting in a short time frame
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Learned a lot and connected with the team
What I learned
We learned more about how to code and ran into a lot of problems that after resolved, would help us in future coding projects
What's next for BBM
BBM will continue to grow and be further developed to become more user friendly and a fully finished product. We hope to continue with this past the Enactus Hacks Submission