About InnoPower

Innopower aims to create an inclusive and thriving business ecosystem for Black entrepreneurs by providing access to education, capital, and social connections. By aligning resources and celebrating Black business owners, Innopower breaks down barriers and promotes community well-being beyond traditional approaches focusing solely on individual success within existing, unequal systems.


By providing opportunities and support for black individuals to thrive economically, we can reduce inequality and create a more inclusive society. Here are a few ways in which this can be achieved

Investment Acceleration

We aim to educate and enable diverse investors to affordably and safely invest in the innovation economy through our groundbreaking Investor Accelerator Program and Value A.D.D. strategy in collaboration with Urban Capital Network and other venture fund partners.

Make Business Investible

Business fundamentals are critical,but not sufficient for Black entrepreneurs to succeed. Innopower brings these resources, along with enhanced social networks and access to non-traditional sources of capital to meet business owners where they are at in their journey.

Our Mission

“Is to expedite the growth of economic prosperity and the creation of wealth within African American neighborhoods in the United States and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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Meet Our CEO

Emil Ekiyor


Originally hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Emil Ekiyor embarked on a journey to Daytona Beach, Florida, at 15, leaving behind a large family of seven sisters and two brothers. His pursuit of educational opportunities was complemented by his active involvement in sports, participating in basketball, soccer, and football during his high school years. His athletic prowess earned him a full sports scholarship to the University of Central Florida.
While attending the University in Orlando, Emil’s leadership and skill on the football field were recognized as he was appointed team captain. Following a remarkable collegiate career, he advanced to the professional arena, playing for six years in the National Football League (NFL). His professional football tenure included playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, and Oakland Raiders.
After his NFL retirement, Emil transitioned into the business world, launching several ventures in the United States, leveraging the skills and discipline he developed during his sports career.

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