BOMESI Digital Publishing Accelerator
Spring 2023 Cohort

Meet our first 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
  • Advertising Sales
  • Audience Development

  • Branding & Communications

  • Business Pitching

  • Business Fundamentals

Lead Mentor

Alfred Edmond Jr.

SVP & Executive Editor-at-Large
Black Enterprise

BOMESI Co-Founders

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Founder & CEO
BleuLife Media Group

Rhonesha Byng

Founder & CEO
Her Agenda


Tawana Burnett

Head of Global Clients Meta

Ryan Chappell

Brand Lead

Danielle Young

Free Agent

Reggie Gustav

Senior Brand Manager
Jameson at Pernod Ricard

Jason Rosario

Chief DEI Officer

Kehinde Akiwowo

Senior Director
She Media

Jonathan Jackson

Advisory Board Member
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Anslem Samuel Rogue

Senior Director
The Content Collective

Damon Jones

Chief Comms Officer
Proctor and Gamble


Founding Partners

General Motors

Program Partners


Industry Partners


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