According to a study performed by DiversityVC, most venture-backed startups are still “overwhelmingly white, male, Ivy-League educated and based in Silicon Valley.” Too little investment goes into companies started by minorities and women. At The Cranium Incubator, we believe that it is crucial to focus on helping startup companies which were founded by people of color and women.
Joe Beverly, Founder
Joe Beverly, founder of The Cranium Incubator, has a strong desire and passion to help under-represented entrepreneurs grow their business ideas. Joe has been a member of the Atlanta Technology Angels and an angel investor since 2013. Having seen hundreds of presentations and made investments in over 15 startups, he has seen easily avoidable mistakes founders make when seeking investment. At The Cranium Incubator, we can help you avoid those mistakes.
Orkide Agayar, Director of Operations
In December of 2019, Orkide Agayar graduated from Mercer University with a Masters in Business Administration. Orkide always hoped she could use her degree to contribute to change for a better world. While working with Joe Beverly, the idea for The Cranium Incubator was born, a project which excites Orkide as she works toward helping to give the unheard voices of women and minority founders a platform to grow.
“I am excited to be a part of this journey/business where the mission is to help entrepreneurs who are women and people of color thrive. The more helping hands we have, the stronger of a community we can build for all.”