The founders of Eventnoire, the premiere ticketing platform for Black events, have been announced as the winners of Mountain Dew's Real Change Opportunity Fund Competition. Eventnoire will receive a portion of the $1M prize pool, allowing them to continue to do work that strengthens Black businesses, uplifts Black communities, and levels the playing field for Black people in America.
Hundreds of start-ups competed in the shark-tank style contest, judged by celebrity judges DJ Envy of The Breakfast Club, Morgan DeBaun, and Lala Anthony. Eventnoire went through several rounds pitching its business model and innovative business concept. In addition to the cash prize awarded to Eventnoire, Howard University will receive a six-figure donation to help its students scale existing entrepreneurial ventures or turn seedling of ideas into profitable businesses.
Eventnoire is a new event management platform celebrating Black culture within the event industry. Founded in 2018 by Jeff Osuji and Femi Masha, Eventnoire is more than the average online event platform. It’s an innovative platform dedicated to meeting the social and event curation needs of the Black community that mainstream event and ticketing platforms have failed to achieve.