Open Call for Nominations 20 Game-Changing Founders of Color Annual List

 Applications Due October 31st, 2020

Now more than ever, communities of color are not only better informed and engaged but also empowered and determined to shift the narrative and build the future they want to see for themselves, their communities, and the next generation. These communities crave authenticity, creativity, and spaces that provide them with the tools, knowledge, and resources necessary to thrive, engage, and collaborate together.

SPECTRUM is excited to announce the opening of nominations for the second annual 20 Game-Changing Founders of Color Annual List. Launched in 2019, 20 Game-Changing Founders of Color features dynamic leaders who are on the frontlines of innovation and driving change.  The Game-Changing Founders of Color list is not only powerful and inclusive, but educates and connects the next generation of funders, leaders, and entrepreneurs of color.  We thank Prudential for its support in elevating these leaders and their work.

The Game-Changing Founders of Color list will use its influence to convene funders, creators, and entrepreneurs who demonstrate leadership, innovation, and drive change across 8 key sectors:

  • Art, Culture and Creative Economy
  • Climate Action
  • Covid-19 Innovation
  • Early Stage/Startups
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Impact
  • Technology

 

The Nominating Committee will announce the second cohort of Game-Changing Founders of Color on November 18, 2020 

Game-Changing Founders of Color use their influence to convene funders, creators, and entrepreneurs to demonstrate leadership, innovation, and drive change, including:

  • Differentiation. SPECTRUM’s SOCAP GLOBAL work is the result of an inclusive, strategic, and community building process and is a creative improvement on traditional approaches that are executed by peer organizations/companies.
  • Attract innovative funders and partners. Attract funders who think of themselves as innovators and want to support and form partnerships with trendsetting creators/founders such as SPECTRUM’s leaders highlighted each year.
  • Reach new sectors. Attract innovative leaders in a broad range of sectors who may be intrigued by partnerships and the platform SOCAP has to leverage their work.
  • Thought leadership. Build thought leadership opportunities through digital content by providing the platform to Game-Changing Founders of Color to share the innovative process that led to their success and best practices that can be replicated in other fields and sectors for the purpose of empowering communities of color.

 

We want your ideas and suggestions on who is disrupting and innovating in their community and across the country. Nominations now open, apply today!