Ayesha Forte’ and her partner, Cicely Wright, have created Black Seed Vegans, a vegan catering service featuring original recipes. Next on the menu: grab and go vegan meals at local stores, a brick and mortar fitness café, and expansion beyond our region. The Fortitude grant is helping Ayesha and Cicely obtain necessary permitting and access to a commercial kitchen.
Aaron Robles is developing HyperNova, a digital marketing and branding agency, and he IS a bright star in our entrepreneurial community. Aaron is doing what Techstars research identified as foundational to a vibrant entrepreneurial culture: he has formed Future Founders, a meet-up to build a solid community of entrepreneurs. The Fortitude grant helps Aaron find customers for his business, which is a reboot of his first business venture.