Our mission is to promote and support Black and African business owners, entrepreneurs and founders through a thriving online community and platform to showcase their products.
Why Black-owned Businesses?
Many ventures in the black and African communities are operated as ‘side hustles’ or micro-businesses. They have limited visibility, access to funding and networks that will propel them towards a more sustainable future.
Our Aim is to Turn This Around
By surfacing key topics, we can unearth the issues that are native to black and African-owned businesses, generating insights that will drive action. Through collaboration, we are building an ecosystem of thriving, buoyant enterprises that create generational wealth and economic impact.
MY NAME IS TOLU
"As a person of color with a technology background, I understand firsthand the challenges that black and African-originated professionals face climbing the corporate or entrepreneurial ladder - access to role models, funding and sponsorship being some of the leading topics."
Innovation Strategist, mum, entrepreneur and not-for-profit board member, Tolu Akindunni has a career spanning over 17 years, living and working on 4 continents.
Tolu believes an entrepreneurial mindset fuels growth and resilience to navigate the dynamic and ever-changing landscape. The twists and turns in her own career have helped to uncover her passion and purpose in showcasing and supporting businesses from underrepresented communities. This has led to her active participation on the boards of not-for-profits like the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and 3-Day Startup.
She has garnered several years with corporate brands like Saint-Gobain (the world leader in light and sustainable construction) and Emirates Airlines.
ATBB is growing a collaborative platform that creates value for black business owners and service providers, feeding growth in the entire ecosystem.
Participating black-business owners can showcase their products and services through the Surprise Box collection. Our flagship boxes launch in Summer 2022, with a curated selection from businesses across the US and Africa,
Registered members can share their brand stories, inspiration and upcoming updates through the business directory. We will promote featured stories and content through the upcoming podcast and newsletter series.
Learning & Sharing
The ATBB platform provides access to networking opportunities and content from service providers within and serving the black and African business community. Stay tuned for inspiration, news and educative programming that will help solidify the foundations of your ventures.
A percentage of proceeds from our Surprise Box collection will be used to support entrepreneurship development within underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
For The Love of Tea
Owner: Yewande Alabi
FTLT source and sell 100% organic tea from around the world. Their customers are confident in her brand because of the quality and consistency of the products.