Marty McDonald

$100K Black Girl Magic Pitch Competition Winners Announced, Including Two Dallas Startups

by | Aug 30, 2022
The fourth annual Black Girl Magic Summit—presented by Dallas-based Boss Women Media and Capital One—was released as a video experience on Amazon's Prime Video Saturday. Here's a look at the winners of its pitch competition, from a Creole fusion-inspired founder to moms who actually get real about motherhood to a woman who's juicing her way to success.

The winners had lots of competition. This year's contest had 10,033 entrants nationwide—almost double the number from 2021.
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Black Girl Magic Digital Summit Premieres on Amazon’s Prime Video August 27
by | Aug 3, 2022
Dallas' Boss Women Media and Capital One are presenting the fourth consecutive Black Girl Magic Digital Summit. This year they aim to reach more entrepreneurs than ever before by premiering the pre-recorded event on Amazon's Prime Video.

The summit will feature 26 founders, CEOs, and executives with advice on how to turn your side hustle into a main hustle, and much more. From a $100K pitch competition (apply by August 12!) and live watch parties across the U.S., get ready for the magic.
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See What’s on Tap for Dallas Startup Week’s Disrupt Dallas Summit
by | Jul 20, 2022
The Disrupt Dallas summit will highlight "champions who are disrupting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pipeline,” says The DEC Network. The summit on August 8—part of Dallas Startup Week's multi-day event—offers education and programming from local entrepreneurs of color on how to help support and grow a business. Dear Fathers, a media platform for Black fatherhood, was co-founded by Jesse Alex and Lamar Johnson Jr., who "turned their pain of not having real father experiences growing up" into a positive mission. [Image: Dear Fathers] Dear Fathers is a platform “dedicated to telling stories of black fathers from all angles while also empowering our community with tangible resources that inspire, heal, and strengthen the Black man.” Odell Beckham, Sr. Lamar Quinn Dessie Brown, Jr. LaDarius Campbell
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Boss Women Media Founder Launches ‘Empowering’ Kids Clothing Brand
by | Feb 17, 2022
Elle Olivia is a newly launched kids clothing e-commerce brand, named in honor of McDonald's little daughter. "This brand is a way for me to encourage her and other young girls of color to reach for the stars and know that they can dream as big as they want to," McDonald says.
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