Velocity Graduates

Square1 collaborates with Black Achievers to bring the Velocity curriculum to the Business Academy. This program provides coaching in ideation, team building, marketing, branding, and pitching to help guide local black entrepreneurs in all stages of the business formation process. The program includes entrepreneurs with existing businesses, as well as new business ideas. The following businesses participated in this year's academy.

Career Kay

Kay Gravesande is an innovative HR professional with over a decade of experience. She and her team build trusted relationships with each client, resolving HR complexities while focusing on compliance, which results in improved productivity and efficiency.

Cone's Graphix

Cone's Graphix Cone's Graphix is a top rated provider of graphic design services to all types of businesses. Cone's Graphix provides logos, Photography, Motion Animation, and Video Editing.

Hyper Nova Dev

We build high-quality, custom web solutions that drive performance and bring results. Difference? Our solutions mitigate disruptions and deploy in record-breaking time, using modern technology practices.


Synergy Life

Pipeline Workforce Solutions is an emerging disruptor in the workforce development and talent acquisition sector. Pipeline services businesses who are looking to obtain verified talent using a centralized platform built around blockchain technologies.

Cadre Solutions

CADRE Solutions is led by Nena Styles, a certified Career Coach and hiring strategist with 20+ years working in professional development. Cadre Solutions specializes in B2B and B2C coaching and development trainings.


With the lack of support for Black-owned businesses, WiPROSPER decided to become the support the community needs. Our business model's sole mission is the creation of wealth for the community through the establishment of successful Black businesses.

Staq LLC

We leverage homeowner’s accrued home equity to consolidate their total freestanding debt resulting in more efficient debt service and stabilized home ownership

Networking Business Credit

We are a group of entrepreneurs. NBC targets businesses owned by women and/or minorities. Our network is designed so that we do business with one another. Those business transactions by be reported to the business credit bureaus.

JSG Project Services

We supply marketing research proofing, and operations support to organizations in need of quality proofing freelancers. We empower our clients to provide their clientele with flawlessly executed deliverables and services.