Urbaanite is a unique platform that helps people discover local goods and experiences they naturally want to share and connect with. Focused on African-American entrepreneurs and brands in around Metro Nashville, Urbaanite has quickly become a digital destination for urban professionals and has had its monthly readership hit more than 10k across their online platforms.
The growingly popular site was started as a passion project in 2014 by Ashley Lawal, a designer, entrepreneur, and Nashville native seeking to share a new narrative of the “It” city’s growing local business community.
“As we worked with business owners each day to share their stories on Urbaanite, we found many had great products and services but were not maximizing their online potential, which is critical to growth in this ever-changing digital age,” explained Ashley Lawal, founder of Urbaanite.
Urbaanite is gearing up to host another edition of their Urban Digital event in partnership with Google Fiber. This event series started in 2015 and has brought out some of Nashville’s growing local brands and bloggers.
Ashley shares, “Daynise Joseph is the Community Impact Manager for Google Fiber and has been our quiet and mighty champion helping to ensure each Urban Digital event is a success and advances our mission of fostering African American entrepreneurs.”
The event will be hosted at the Nashville Business Incubation Center’s new Germantown space on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Tickets will be released to the general public after Christmas.
Check out this video recap of last year’s Urban Digital event: