The Final Round: Noir Tank

Hi Loves! I know I’ve been absent for a little bit, but it’s because my team and I have been preparing for Noir Tank. In a previous post, we were looking for five entrepreneurs with ideas and businesses. Two of them will receive $5,000 to invest in their companies over the next year.

We received so many wonderful applications and it was a really hard decision, but we were able to narrow it down to our final contestants. They are flying out this week to pitch to Denis and I in Los Angeles and we couldn’t be more excited.

This will be an annual occurrence, so make sure to stay informed about additional opportunities on the Noir Tank Instagram and Twitter.

Instagram: @noirtankhub

Twitter: @NoirTank

Now that that’s out of the way, meet the final candidates!

1. Stephanie Nweke

Company: Blademy

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: Stephanie is a first- year law school student and is the oldest of 4 siblings

2. Garry Johnson III

Company: KnowCapp

Hometown: New Castle, Delaware

Fun Fact: Garry went to the University of Delaware and has previously started a startup that benefits underrepresented entrepreneurs.

3. Alicia Scott


Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Fun Fact: Alicia used to work in the fashion industry prior to starting RANGE BEAUTY and is a pescatarian.

4. Raven Gibson

Company: Legendary Rootz

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Fun Fact: Raven taught herself Photoshop and one of her shirts was featured on an episode of HBO’s Ballers.

5. Erica Lockett and Christian Essimbe

Company: Tour Life

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Fun Fact: Erica and Christian were the only couple to apply to the Noir Tank competition and were on vacation in Colombia when they were chosen to be a part of it.

Who are you rooting for? Comment below!




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