**PRESS RELEASE from Be Nimble Foundation **
Indy’s First Black-owned Plant-based Burger Restaurant Opens Its First Brick and Mortar Location
Be Nimble Foundation’s Melon Ghost Kitchen alumni Burgeezy opens its first restaurant location and receives $50,000 investment from Be Nimble Foundation’s Nile Fund.Who
Burgeezy is Indy’s first plant-based burger joint, located at Canal Walk. Burgeezy offers a fully plant-based menu that is Dairy Free, Meat Free, and Egg Free.
Be Nimble Foundation is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise taking a qualitative and quantitative approach to diversifying business ecosystems through entrepreneurship, talent development, community, and capital.
Burgeezy celebrates the grand opening of their new restaurant location at Canal Walk.Burgeezy is Indianapolis’ first plant-based burger restaurant, and an alumni of the first cohort of Be Nimble Foundation’s Melon Ghost Kitchen Accelerator program. The one-year fellowship supports business acceleration and digital innovation for diverse founders in the food and beverage industry. Through the program, Burgeezy was awarded two $5,000 grants, access to Melon’s commercial kitchen space located at 16Tech, had access to business development and technical assistance support, and was awarded a $50,000 investment from Be Nimble Foundation’s Nile Capital fund to support the opening of the new location. Burgeezy will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 9th at 2 p.m.
Melon Kitchen is supported by City of Indianapolis, JPMorgan Chase, The Indianapolis Foundation, United Way of Central Indiana, and Glick Philanthropies.The Nile Capital Fund is supported by Cummins, City of Indianapolis, and IMPACT Central Indiana.
Burgeezy @ Canal Walk
335 W 9th St Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Saturday, September 9
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Guests arrive
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Remarks from:
- Kelli Jones, Be Nimble Foundation Co-Founder/Co-CEO
- Judith B. Thomas, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Indianapolis
- Carletta Clark, VP of Community & Business Development, JPMorgan Chase
- Kadeesha & Antoine Wiggins, Founders of Burgeezy
2:30 p.m.: Ribbon cutting, photos and interviews
2:30 p.m: Doors open for service
Members of the media are invited to take photos and videos during the welcome speeches and ribbon cutting.
Kadeesha & Antoine Wiggins, Founders of Burgeezy, Kelli Jones, Co-founder of Be Nimble, Judith B. Thomas, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement for City of Indianapolis, and Carletta Clark, VP of Community & Business Development at JPMorgan Chase will be available for interviews following the event.
About Be Nimble Foundation
Be Nimble Foundation is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise taking a qualitative and quantitative approach to creating fully diverse and inclusive tech ecosystems. Our career training and placement programs up-skill unemployed, under-employed, and career-transitioners who are interested in careers in the tech industry.Our entrepreneurship programs support Black and Latinx tech start-up founders to get them the resources, support and funding they need to build high-growth, high-scale tech companies. To learn more about the Be Nimble Foundation, visit benimbleco.com.
Burgeezy is Indy’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint, located at Canal Walk. Burgeezy offers a fully plant-based menu that is Dairy Free, Meat Free, and Egg Free. View the full menu and weekly specials at Burgeezy.com.