The Greenwood Week Conference is coming! New changes are coming and we are so excited for you to see what’s in store. We hope you're excited for all our new opportunities, events, and resources. Our staff and partners have worked meticulously to bring Black entrepreneurs a unique and inspiring week, with a schedule full of engaging events and networking meetups. Don’t miss out!
Conversation | Commitment | Culture
The Greenwood Plan seeks to improve the quality of life for Black people in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area through economic growth and justice.
Our method is simple:
PAY BLACK PEOPLE.
Our team works to acquire and redirect resources (financial or otherwise) to silos within Black communities by eliminating access barriers such as transportation, food access, professionalism, economics, childcare, cultural competency, and many more. Our leadership and our versatile networks allow us to tap in to an unmanned sector of service to Black Entrepreneurs and "professionals" by hiring peers to train, support, and lead.
Are you interested in partnership? Do you have resources beneficial to Black communities and entrepreneurs? For more information and to explore the benefits of partnership, please email
Meet The Founder
Khamil Scantling is the founder and CEO of Cocoapreneur Pgh, LLC, a Black business consultancy firm based and focused on the Greater Pittsburgh area. The aim of Cocoapreneur is to make Black businesses better equipped to serve the communities in which they reside and to point consumers to the Black businesses in their communities that contribute most to those communities. Some of the work done by Cocoapreneur includes the Cocoapreneur Directory, Cocoapreneur Job Board, and most recently, launching a relief fund for Black businesses in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Meet The Founder
Samantha Black began her entrepreneurial career by establishing an initiative called "Support Your Local Artist" or "SYLA". Through SYLA PGH, she is a curator and consultant, tackling diversity, equity in funding, arts and culture, and socioeconomics. Samantha can also be found doing work for various organizations throughout Pittsburgh such as Foward Cities as an Ecosystem Navigator and the Nafasi project working on the planning team and designing a business plan as the #ArtsInHD-Hill District Arts Programmer. She is a writer, philanthropist, entrepreneurial innovator, visionary and a mom.
WHAT TO EXPECT
LOCAL DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EVENTS
CLASSES TAUGHT BY LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
RESOURCE BASED PARTNERSHIPS