Meet The Founders of Gainesville Black Wall Street
On February 16th, 2018, Gainesville Black Wall Street co-founders Aaron Daye and Trey Ford began the quest to attack the wealth gap by catalyzing the growth and expansion of black business districts and stimulate economic expansion in primarily black populated areas in North Central Florida through entrepreneurship, consulting services, group economics endeavors, and other creative edutainment programming and B2B services.
We have 3 Pillars: Edutainment, Business Enhancement, and Acquisitions.
The conception of Gainesville Black Wall Street was sparked after hosting a private screening of the critically acclaimed film Marvel’s Black Panther which provided a truly unique and culturally rich experience with over 200 people in attendance. Black Wall Street, however, is not an individual company that offers events and services, but a tangible place, therefore we will be allocating our earnings from B2B services and Edutainment into real estate and business acquisitions.
For us, Black Wall Street and Wakanda are synonymous places in two different universes, that saw different fates. Although Wakanda is fiction and the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, OK, the rise and eventual destruction of Black Wall Street, was very real. Through the synergy we create, we will see non-fictional "Wakanda's" sprout in territories throughout the United States and abroad.
Vibranium is better than paper...
"I went to the private screening of Black Panther in Gainesville with my mom but I couldnt go to the Welcome 2 Wakanda reception & afterparty because I'm not old enough. I was so excited the next day because she said they let people take home some of the decorations, but those are printed on paper, my new one is on vibranium from Wakanda" -Young King Nevin, FL