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Raise Capital with Silicon Valley

Trained to raise capital from Silicon Valley.

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Project Description

 

The U.S. lags behind China’s $6.1 billion alcohol eCommerce market.  Of the total alcohol sales online worldwide only 1% is from the United States.  A remedy for this is velourimports.com the 'global B2B marketplace of alcoholic beverages.'  Wholesale.  We use a digital technology to accelerate sales and streamline the wholesale buying process for distributors in Latin America.

 

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Raise Capital with Silicon Valley 

Successful graduates of the program include the first Black female founder in New Orleans to raise over $1MM and had back-to-back wins raising $250,000 from Precursor Ventures and another $100,000 Backstage Accelerator.  

Trained by the underrepresented leaders of Silicon Valley to close a seed round of $750k.  Seed funds will be used to accelerate customer acquisition, hire full-time employees, and install third party software and technologies.    

The selection committee reviewed the materials and the judges believed in the company's potential for success.  A $500 scholarship was applied to the cost of tuition.  The $2,000 in campaign funds covers the cost of tuition, rewards, any miscellaneous costs.

 

 

Thank you for being part of the journey! 

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Name of the program
    • Members of the cohort are strongly prohibited from making any public announcements (e.g. on social media, to the press) indicating that we have been admitted into the Cohort.  Involvement in the program will be publicly announced upon successful graduation from the cohort.
  • Why this program
    • Successful graduates of the program include Sevetri Wilson, the first Black female founder in New Orleans to raise over $1MM.  Heli Prilliman had two back-to-back wins raising $250,000 from Precursor Ventures and another $100,000 Backstage Accelerator.  
  • How much capital do we plan to raise during the 6-week program?
    • A $750k Seed (at a $2.25M pre-money valuation / $3M post-money) allows us to accelerate customer acquisition, hire full-time employees, and install third party software and technologies.   

  • Tell me about the Founder's background

    • Brooke holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Organizational & Corporate Communications from University of Houston and a Master of Science in Project Management from Walden University.   She received distinguished honors and recognition from the School of International Training, the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program, and Houston Food Bank. 

    • Her third company, Velour Imports was built based on nearly two decades of experience in supply chain management, distribution, and transportation & logistics.  “Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but it’s even harder for minority and women led companies,” said Grammy-award winning rapper and investor Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki.

    • Brooke is writing about her challenges in raising capital, overcoming the loss of her parents at the age of 7, and her life changing transition of living as a Jehovah's Witness before being adopted at the age of 14 in her autobiographical book 'He thinks my STEM is sexy.' 

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Just Because I Care

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Those enthusiastic about sharing in our accomplishment and want to show their support receive:

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  • Virtual Hug
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In appreciation of contribution you'll receive a: 

  • Tour of Station Houston and a Free Coffee with Brooke
  • Shout Outs on Social Media [Twitter, Instagram, Convoz]
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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  • T-shirt with slogan "I wanted to change things in a big way, so I made a big change." 
  • Shout Outs on Social Media
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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Major contributors enthusiastic about playing a role in the story of our accomplishment.  Major contributors receive:  

  • Listed as major contributor in capital raising pitch deck
  • Tour of Station Houston and Free Coffee with Brooke
  • T-shirt with slogan "I wanted to change things in a big way, so I made a big change." 
  • Shout Outs on Social Media
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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5.00 USD or more
Enthusiastic

Those enthusiastic about sharing in our accomplishment and want to show their support receive:

  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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1 Supporter
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50.00 USD or more
Contributor

In appreciation of contribution you'll receive a: 

  • Tour of Station Houston and a Free Coffee with Brooke
  • Shout Outs on Social Media [Twitter, Instagram, Convoz]
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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You want to show your support in a big way.  Major supporters receive:

  • T-shirt with slogan "I wanted to change things in a big way, so I made a big change." 
  • Shout Outs on Social Media
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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Major Contributor

Major contributors enthusiastic about playing a role in the story of our accomplishment.  Major contributors receive:  

  • Listed as major contributor in capital raising pitch deck
  • Tour of Station Houston and Free Coffee with Brooke
  • T-shirt with slogan "I wanted to change things in a big way, so I made a big change." 
  • Shout Outs on Social Media
  • Exclusive email updates, videos, and photos
  • Virtual Hug
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