Care Academy

Care Academy provides professional and family caregivers with high-quality online training classes to help deliver the best care to older adults with the support, guidance and compassion needed to improve their quality of life. The platform makes it easier for caregivers to upskill and continue their education to better serve clients and advance their careers. Co-founders Helen Adeosun and Dr. Madhuri Reddy are committed to serving caregivers who, like themselves, are often women of color and immigrants. In 2018, BII Fund participated in an equity round. Learn more

Maven Construction

Maven Construction is a woman- and minority-owned general contracting firm that provides construction management services. The Dorchester-based start-up focuses on energy efficiency projects with healthcare and research institutions, multi-family housing, educational institutions and municipal projects. Founder JocCole “JC” Burton is a construction industry veteran who plans to develop innovative construction careers for people of color and women. In 2018, BII Fund provided project finance to support an energy efficiency project with Howard University. Learn more