“Black entrepreneurs in Miami feel bypassed by the tech boom”.

The Miami Tech industry has been expanding and the city with its denizens are beginning to finally realize how big it truly is becoming. 

Black business owners are forging their own paths to success. Their goals are similar to those of other digital entrepreneurs, but they are more urgent: to build generational wealth while uplifting and strengthening Black and Brown communities through innovation, 

“I am leaning on the resources that I already have, and the relationships and resources that I do know work,” said Dani Spikes, founder of BeLoved Box, a monthly subscription self-care and beauty box company, which has now reached seven-figure sales numbers since its founding in 2016.

The Orlando Sentinel does a deep dive into how the Miami culture is adjusting to this new technological immigration. 



Founder Spotlight: Frederick Akpoghene

Frederick Akpoghene, the founder of JéGO Technologies, Inc., a Black-owned designer, and manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, including self-driving pods that connect consumers with services and products on the go, will launch a crowdfunding campaign on Start Engine for micro investors to invest on the same level as venture capitalists. JéGO also provides a smartphone platform where users can choose businesses that provide high-demand services like Flu Testing, COVID testing, IV therapy, and other local businesses, all of which can be delivered to their consumers utilizing the driverless JéGO pods, a moving vehicle for change.

BlackEnterprise leads the way with Akpoghene a man who has his eyes on the future.