Text on blue background shows Black Ambition 2023 Prize Competition

Aya & Pete is a Black Ambition Prize Semifinalist!

Aya and Pete is a semifinalist for Pharrell William's 2023 Black Ambition Prize! We're thrilled to share this news with you! 

Black Ambition is a non-profit initiative working to close the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship. They invest capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs. Black Ambition believes that entrepreneurs historically left out of traditional investment funnels are building the companies of tomorrow.

image shows a Black women with curly hair and a denim jacket and the text Semifinalist 2023 Black Ambition PrizeWe couldn't agree more and are honored to be among this year's cohort of semifinalists who will participate in a 3-month mentoring program with exclusive access to mentors, industry leaders, and resources to build and scale our companies, plus a chance to compete for cash prizes to fuel our growth.

Our mission at Ashima has always been to create beautiful, inspiring content that encourages children to explore, to be curious, and to learn more about the world they live in. We are committed to inspiring the next generation of global citizens and leaders to live and lead with empathy, compassion, understanding, and acceptance. We are manifesting this mission one story, one book, one child at a time.

We're excited to have Aya & Pete be a part of the Black Ambition Prize, come along with us on the journey! 


Ashima founder, Serena Minott
Photo credit:
Juma Gore 2023

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