The Google For Startups Program announced on Tuesday that they are awarding 76 black owned startups up to $100,000 from their Black Founders Fund.
“They’re building incredible startups solving tough problems such as helping Americans get out of debt, ensuring that towns have access to clean drinking water and making our healthcare system more accessible,” said Jewel Burks Solomon, the Head of Google for Startups, in a statement.
And one of those businesses is headquartered in McKinney. CourMed, whose founder and CEO is Derrick Miles, helps much-needed medications get to where they need to go.
“Our primary focus is to serve healthcare providers by delivering quality service to their patients, while ensuring a safe platform for our crowdsourced drivers,” the company states on their website.
Google announced plans to create the Black Founders Fund in June as part of their racial equality commitment.
“Whether it's creating technology to form stronger bonds between teachers and parents or using data analytics to help small businesses thrive, Black founders approach big problems for their communities and our world in a way that no one else can,” said Solomon.
Miles says he plans on using the funding to enter a new market
“Since the announcement, my inbox has a steady amount of potential investors who are interested in helping scale the CourMed platform nationwide,” Miles said in an email. “Google has provided validation for some of the most talented black owned founders in the country.”