BE NYC Mentors is the City of New York's inaugural mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs. BE NYC Mentors aims to not only increase the number of Black-owned businesses in high-growth industries, but has a programmatic focus on providing technical assistance to pre-startup and newly-formed businesses.

Inspiration, Insights, and Connection

"Since February 2021, BE NYC Mentors has connected over 550 Black entrepreneurs with experienced mentors through roundtables, group events and 1-on-1 mentor sessions. This program provides inspiration, insights and connection for our City’s talented and diverse emerging entrepreneur community, positioning them for long-term success.”

Kenneth Ebie, Executive Director and Chief Development Officer, Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BENYC)


The BE NYC Mentors Program
Supports Black Entrepreneurs
Operating in New York City

BE NYC Mentors in a groundbreaking model from the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), to help create equity of opportunity by advancing Black entrepreneurship. Click below for the several ways you can take advantage of these FREE resources:


Network & Collaborate with fellow community leaders, entrepreneurs & mentors.

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MasterClass Group
Mentor Sessions

These are topic-specific sessions led by a business leader and subject matter expert. You will benefit from the mentor’s expertise and network with a community of fellow entrepreneurs.


Meet Our Mentors

BE NYC Mentors are Black entrepreneurs and industry leaders who have been carefully selected based on their business success and industry expertise to support other Black entrepreneurs in New York City. 

J. Alexander Martin

Co-Founder, The FUBU Collection

D. Bernard Webster


Tiffany Robertson

Founder & CEO, SWEAR NYC

Theresa O’Neal

President and CEO of Global Spectrum Group

Kim Fontaine

Founder of Perry Blair Coaching & Consulting

PK Kersey

Author & Founder, That Suits You

Anthony R. Clarke

Professor @NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Owner 3Wheels Tech

Barbara “Roxie Digital” DeLaleu

Radio, TV & Brand Expert

Robert Alleyne

Founder & CEO, Alleyne Consulting Group

Everett Perry

President of Urban Ecospaces, Inc

Alain Leroy

CEO & Founder, Fourth Strategies

Malla Haridat

CEO & Founder, New Designs for Life Training Company

Tiffany Joy Murchison

Founder & Principal Public Relations strategist for TJM & Co. Media Boutique

Nadira Taylor

Founder & CEO, Diamond Mine Real Estate

Tuesday P Brooks

Owner, AJOY

Precious L. Williams

Founder & CEO, Perfect Pitches By Precious

Shaw Bernard

Owner & CEO, Strut Models, Modeling Agency

Khalilah Webster

Co-Founder @Vanguarde Digital LLC , Managing Partner @MVP Accelerator, Inc.

Tamia Perry

CEO of Urban Ecospaces, Inc

Maxime H. Beaulieu

Owner & CEO, Beaulieu Law Firm