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Hiiiwav

We help Black musician-entrepreneurs leverage their fan base to create high growth businesses that don’t depend on gigs and streaming.

About Us

VISION

A world where Black musician-entrepreneurs of all genders benefit from their music, build lasting businesses, and uplift their communities.

MISION

To help grow profitable, culturally rich, and socially impactful companies that create generational wealth and timeless music in the black community.

VALUES

We see abundance, practice inclusivity, and act collaboratively. We know play and experimentation lead to innovation. We celebrate musicians, technologists and their connection.

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is a creative incubator focused on Black artist-entrepreneurs

We help artists create & grow product based businesses that leverage their influence to generate substantial revenue that doesn’t rely on gigs and streaming.

 

Artists participate in an intense 2 week residency followed by a year of support from experts, mentors, alums to help them evolve and grow their business. Space, Community, Capital, & Education.

Elements of the program

Education

Design Thinking, Business Models, Understanding Fans, Pitching

Mentorship

Music industry professionals, Experienced Artists, Technical Experts

Capital

Crowdfunding, Grants, “Friends & Family” style loans, Impact funds

Technical Assistance

Hackathons, Hardware and Software Development, Music Production

Space

Recording Studio, Video Studio, Meeting Rooms, Events, Performances, Experiments

Community

Support groups, Peer Mentoring, apprenticeship, skill sharing, trusted experts, and music industry insiders

Wellness

Belief work, strengthsfinder, positive affirmations, meditation, whole person

Events & Exposure

Panels, workshops, live performances, live streaming

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IMPACT

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We continue the
Zoo labs legacy

Zoo Labs Alumni created businesses like Alphabet Rockers & ElectroSpit, raised capital, created jobs, and contributed to equity in their community. In addition, our new shared space rentals give creatives an affordable place to create & collaborate.

VISION

A world where Black musician-entrepreneurs of all genders benefit from their music, build lasting businesses, and uplift their communities

MISSION

To help grow profitable, culturally rich, and socially impactful companies that build generation wealth and timeless music in the black community.

VALUES

We see abundance, practice inclusivity, and act collaboratively. We know play and experimentation lead to innovation. We celebrate musicians, technologists and their connection

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

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EDUCATION

Design Thinking, Business Models, Understanding Fans, Pitching
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MENTORSHIP

Music industry professionals, Experienced Artists, Technical Experts
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CAPITAL

Music industry professionals, Experienced Artists, Technical Experts
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SPACE

Recording Studio, Video Studio, Meeting Rooms, Events, Performances, Experiments
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WELLNESS

Belief work, Strengths-finder, Positive Affirmations, Meditation, Whole person
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COMMUNITY

Support groups, Peer Mentoring, apprenticeship, skill sharing, trusted experts, and music industry insiders
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Hackathons, Hardware and Software Development, Music Production
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EVENTS & EXPOSURE

Panels, workshops, live performances, live streaming

program flow

BME REsidency

(2 weeks on-site)

Teams elevate their music & accelerate their business with a 14-day Residency including 9 workshops, 80hrs studio, mentors, & coaching followed by a year of training, peer group support, and $20k+ funding for their music & business.

Q1

Talk to your Fans

Product: Make
something people want

Q2

Plan your business

Strategy, Pricing &
Branding

Q3

grow your sales

Sales Essentials, Know
Your Numbers

Q4

fund your business

Runway friends and
family financing,

Release
Day

Shock the
world!

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TEAM & STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Music professionals and entrepreneurs with deep industry ties

Bosko Kante

Music Producer

Mech. Engineer

ElectroSpit founder

Maya Kante

Spiritual Coach

Marketer

Electrospit founder

Nina "Sol" Robinson

Fund Manager

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DJ

Miles Dotson

Rec. Engineer

Devland Startup
Studio
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board of

directors

Music professionals and entrepreneurs with deep industry ties

Lance Coleman

Fuze the MC

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Bosko Kante

Music Producer

Mech. Engineer

ElectroSpit founder

Bryan Calhoun

Digital Strategist

The Roots

Blueprint Group

Art needs
Space

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SUPPORTERS
AND COLLABORATORS

WATSON FAMILY
WATSON FAMILY
YI FAMILY
MOTES FAMILY

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