Jasmine Bronson graduated from our MAKEHERS program and is joining with her sisters to start DRIP Espresso. They're seeking funders to launch.
Drip is a Black, woman, and family owned cafe serving espresso based drinks and pastries from scratch while creating space for civic engagement, according to the fundraiser.
Bronson spoke with Hacker Lab about her experience in the MAKEHERS program and why she and her sisters decided to open the Sacramento cafe.
"We imagine a place where the community connects over good espresso and food. We also felt compelled to stand for something," Bronson said. "We grew up and live in Sacramento and our children will grown up and live here, so we feel it’s our responsibility at the very least, to provide a hub for conversation, organizing, events, and resources our community can count on.""We’ll announce more on what that looks like in the coming weeks. But for now we have to get our doors open."
Can you help? Donate or spread the word to support inclusive Sacramento women entrepreneurship! Or follow DRIP on Instagram and Facebook.
Bronson used our MAKEHERS women business accelerator to level-up her vending business, @JazzyVends. She said it helped her journey towards DRIP.
"Being in fellowship and community with other woman owned business through the MAKEHERS program definitely helps inspire the confidence, grit and passion I think it takes to succeed in business," Bronson said."My sisters and I decided to start a business in the pandemic when all odds were against us. Knowing there are resources like yours and now like Drip, hopefully we can inspire even more woman to go for it!"
Black-owned business declined by 41% in 2020, according to the fundraiser. "The difference often comes down to one barrier: Access to personal wealth or capital."
We heard about this fundraiser via email from Jasmine.
"We have put so much of our time, money, blood, sweat, and tears into opening this business and we are almost to the finish line. But, we need your support."
"We are crowd-funding the rest of the capital we need to get our doors open and give us a head start on our business. Here's the link to our fundraiser, which includes our pitch deck and a few rewards we have if you donate. Thank you for all of your support over the years and I look forward to seeing you in our space very soon!!"
Can you help? Donate or spread the word to support inclusive Sacramento women entrepreneurship! Or follow DRIP Espresso on Instagram and Facebook.