BOMESI Digital Publishing Accelerator  
Fall 2023 Cohort

Meet our second cohort of diverse-owned digital publishers, all working to make a difference and scale their impact.

Diversity in Publishing

The BOMESI Accelerator is focused on increasing the number of Diverse and Black-owned media companies that are well-positioned to do business sustainably with the nation’s top advertisers. We focus on infrastructure, ecosystem building, and audience development to increase deal flow and total investment to a greater number of Diverse and Black-owned media platforms.

We have identified high quality Diverse and Black-owned media companies that will be able to take their business to the next level through the accelerator. Our curriculum is largely focused on leveling up business fundamentals, deepening an understanding of monetization strategies and advertising sales, and audience growth.

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Monetization Strategies
Audience Development

Advertising Sales
Branding & Communications

Business Pitching

Business Fundamentals

Lead Mentors

Keith Clinkscales

Founder & CEO
KTC Ventures

Michele Ghee

Expectant Media

BOMESI Co-Founders

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Founder & CEO
BleuLife Media Group

Rhonesha Byng

Founder & CEO
Her Agenda


Reggie Gustav

Senior Brand Manager
Jameson at Pernod Ricard

Kehinde Akiwowo

Senior Director
She Media

Jonathan Jackson

Advisory Board Member
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Darian Symone Harvin

News Curator

Charles Chapman

Manager, Multicultural Marketing for GM

Jeannine Shao Collins

Chief Client Officer

Vanessa Vining

Founder & CEO
The Cultural Effect, Inc.

Vernée Norman

Lifestyle Design & Career Strategy Coach

Jade Contreras

Client Services Manager

Mike Gifis

Founder and Partner
Marcy Damn

Kristina Rios

Client Services Manager


Founding Partners

General Motors

Program Partners


Industry Partners


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