The Coco Drip
The Coco Drip, LLC: bringing together Black women-owned businesses in a space created by Black women.
The Coco Drip is the brainchild of entrepreneurs and North Carolina Central University Alumni Uyi Idahor and Brianna Kennedy. The vision for the event began in January of 2020, with the goal to bring their hometown an intimate shopping experience for Black women in the area to attend; something they both realized was missing. The original event, planned for Women’s History Month 2020, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In October of 2020, they revised their original plans to respond to the safety needs of the community, while also holding high their intended purpose; to bring Black women together to celebrate and support Black women-owned businesses. Overall, they wanted to empower and encourage Black Women to believe in themselves to START or KEEP GOING, regarding entrepreneurship.
The Coco Drip has traveled to a number of cities and showcased over 200 Black women-owned businesses. The businesses who join them at The Coco Drip receive promotion through multiple- media platforms, an opportunity to collaborate with other Black women-owned businesses, and a platform to sell their goods and services to a new audience. These Black women-owned businesses feature a variety of products and services like personalized crafts, books, apparel, hair care products, and many other unique items.