Bayou City Lab Celebrating Two Years of Helping Black-owned Startups Grow

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One of Houston’s rising startups has reached a new milestone.

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Representatives with Bayou City Labs (BCL) announced today that it is celebrating two years helping black-owned startups grow.

“We’re very excited to reach this monumental milestone,” said Leslie Wilson, partner, and spokesperson for BCL, a company that’s now featured as one of Houston’s 40 startups to watch in 2020.

BCL is a startup studio and venture capital fund founded in 2018. Its mission is to champion the next generation of entrepreneurs by bringing together world-class design and technology talent, big ideas, and investment capital.

BCL, according to Wilson, offers two services, one for people who want to build a product with BCL Studio, and the other for people who already have a prototype or MVP and are looking for investors through BCL Ventures.

According to statistics, Houston has more than 3,000 technology startups that bring an innovative approach in their respective field. In fact, Houston’s startups brought more than a billion dollars in 2018.

“Our company targets women and people of color in underserved communities,” said Wilson, before adding, “We’re seeking investors for BCL Ventures, which will be the company to fund technology solutions for other women, minorities and people of color needed technology solutions.”

In addition to helping black-owned businesses grow for the past two years and being listed as one of the Houston’s top 40 startups to watch, BCL also recently redesigned its website.

“The new redesign reflects our vision in developing technology solutions for women and people of color in underserved communities,” said Wilson.

The company’s launching of its redesigned website to reflect its vision in developing technology for women and people of color in underserved communities could prove to have perfect timing. In fact, according to Score, there are more female African-American small business owners than the general population of business owners. In the American small business universe, 27 percent of small businesses are women; among African-American owned companies, 35 percent are women.

The biggest challenges that both women and people of color business owners face are a lack of capital and cash flow, according to Score.

Since the company was founded, BCL has developed technology solutions for MyMedCred; MyPetCredentials, and upcoming solutions such as Scout Menu, a college scouting platform for NFL prospects; Ruckice, a construction management platform, and Beauty Desert, an UberEats-style solution for Beauty Supplies.

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About Bayou City Labs

Bayou City Lab (BCL) is a startup studio and design/development shop created for women and minority entrepreneurs and small business owners who are seeking the full lifecycle in launching technology solutions. From the ideation phase to deployment. We provide affordable, world-class technology solutions that allow the business owner to experience not only technology development but strategies around financial modeling, investor decks to product launch strategies.

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Leslie Wilson

1901 Post Oak Blvd, #1205
Houston, TX 77056
United States

Phone: 281-706-8157

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