Strive is an intentional and impactful initiative that will utilize Buzzer’s unifying platform to invest in equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. 

Buzzer is dedicated to leveling the playing field through our company’s mission, values, product and financial tools in order to create more opportunities for communities of color. Strive will serve as that vehicle for Buzzer to drive positive change and outcomes in our society.

The Strive Impact Model


1% of the company’s equity will be protected and allocated to ‘leveling the playing field.’ This fund will ensure that Strive is prioritized and scales at the same rate of our growth. The reinvestment will support Strive’s mission, partners and causes. As our investment in this area grows, the company grows.


Net Profits

1% of net profits will be reinvested into partnering non-profits focused on enhancing and empowering Black communities and communities of color. This near-term solution is meant to partner and contribute to impactful organizations that are providing resources and support for our future leaders and customers.


Consumer Engagement

Invite participation and engagement from each and every Buzzer customer to affect change through partnerships with non-profit organizations aligned with Strive’s mission and vision. The ambition of this commitment is to leverage the Buzzer platform to highlight opportunities for consumers to engage with and learn about organizations that are investing in communities of color.

Strive Mentorship Program

Established in 2020, the Strive Mentorship Program aims to foster meaningful connections between college students, with a special emphasis for those enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MRIs), with experienced industry professionals in the following sectors:




The interactive program will allow mentees and mentors to discuss a range of topics, from career and professional goals, experiences in the workplace, building their leadership skills, to identifying strengths and weaknesses. Through facilitated sessions, both mentors and mentees will have a chance to cultivate strong relationships, ultimately providing the opportunity to learn and grow.


This is going really well, thanks for organizing. My mentee even asked if there was still a chance for others to get involved as her sister is also in college and wanted to apply.


Connected with my mentee last week. Seems we’re perfect for each other!


My Strive Summer Mentor is truly amazing. Very knowledgeable on a number of things, is very helpful and caring, and goes above and beyond to be a resource for me.


This experience has been phenomenal and I would not have it any other way. T.J has been an excellent mentor and he has helped me reach my short term goals as well as set me up for long term success.


My mentor is super nice and casual which makes her easy to talk to. It’s interesting learning about her work as well.


I love love love my mentee!!! Perfect match! Thank you thank you!


Through the Strive initiative I have received a mentor who’s thoughtful, candid and experienced. Mr. Saunders has openly shared his career and life journey with me in hopes I will become just as great as him without making some of the same mistakes he did.