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Meet Our Sponsors

Simply put, without our generous sponsors, Daptoberfest would not be affordable to the vast majority of the Indianapolis community. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to provide a free experience for attendees to experience an unapologetically black beer garden, live performances, a venue for Black-owned businesses and patrons to network with others, and contribute to the landscape of Black joy and entrepreneurship in Indy. By donating to Daptoberfest, each has furthered our mission to provide opportunities to celebrate Blackness in all seasons and serve as a launchpad for these small businesses.

Uru Sponsor

“As a benefit corporation and management consultancy, Black Onyx Management believes the journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an intentional decision informed by empathy, a commitment to learning, and a desire to change. We advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing programs, implementing projects, analysis and assessments, and training that are both action-oriented and produce results. Our advisors leverage their senior leadership experience in government, Fortune 500 companies, and major non-profit and civic initiatives to support clients on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. ”

Vibranium Sponsor


PMPHASE is a consulting firm that believes “all jobs are projects”.  The organization’s purpose is to assess, address and resolve issues that may be complicating or compromising daily business operations. Our goal is to promote platinum level service with integrity, quality and commitment.

The company has engaged with several top level organizations in the healthcare industry as well as one of the leading firms in the legal industry. We value our clients and their dedication to education, training and development, and process improvements for their staff and organization overall.

PMPHASE focuses on project management, education, training and development, business analytics, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. With over twenty five years of experience in the company, we offer the expertise needed to successfully complete all projects we are involved in.

Rose Project utilizes a Family and Person-Centered Approach to its service delivery to ensure that a thorough assessment of health and safety is achieved for all household members. Lynell is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, The Matrix Model for Addictions Treatment, and Cognitive Accountability Training for Batterers Intervention. With over 20 years of experience, she has cultivated a team of professionals who provide Nurturing Parenting Curriculum, Beyond Trauma education, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, and team decision making when it comes to case management.

Indiana University Health (IU Health) is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system. With hospitals, physician offices and allied services, IU Health provides access to a full range of specialty and primary care services for adults and children.

IU Health systems are dedicated to improving the health equity and quality of life in the communities we serve.  We invest time and resources in organizations, programs and initiatives that focus on priority health needs that complement our mission and benefit all members of the community.

Platinum Sponsor

Angelkare Residential Services, LLC has been licensed and in business since 2019 and serves several counties in Indiana. Angelkare is a BDDS provider that provides services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities or chronic illnesses who needed assistance with their daily living provides safety and comfort.

Exponentia Prime is a movement to get Black children in advanced math at young ages. We offer children’s books, competitions, games, and math circles for youth. Come work with us and become a part of the math family.

24K Sponsor

Republic Security is a fully licensed/insured private security and protection agency owned and operated by certified law enforcement officers. We offer trained uniformed guards, available armed and unarmed, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Republic Security provides a collaborative and efficient approach to security and personal protection services that helps our clients reduce costs, manage risk, while maintaining a safe working environment.

Our security guards are put through rigorous, in-depth training specified for each post assigned. They are uniformed in provided police style uniforms or uniforms that are requested by the client.

We operate our own security training facility where we license and train all our guards. Our guards are CPR/AED/First Aid certified.

Established in 2005 as a collective of working artists and entrepreneurs in Indianapolis, Old SOUL Entertainment developed into a full service marketing and event production company. For almost 20 years, we have provided unparalleled, diversity and freshness to the Indianapolis art and cultural scene. With satellite locations in Dallas TX and Atlanta GA, we continuously collaborate with musical / fine artists, deejays, dancers and non-for-profits to provide events that entertain and educate. Local business partners and corporate clients tap our promotional resources and expanding client base to make their events a success.
Old SOUL Entertainment was born from the idea that music and vibe go hand and hand. These two things are the common thread that bring people together to have a unforgettable experience.
Angel’s Personal Care Services, LLC has been licensed and in business since 2019 and serves several counties in Indiana.
We perform in-home personal care services for the elderly, persons with disabilities, patients recovering from injury or illness, or chronic conditions. We perform hands-on services that assist a person with critical day-to-day activities such as housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal planning and preparation, and cleaning. Companion services that provide fellowship, care, and protection for a client, including transportation, letter writing, mail reading, and escort services that are provided to a client at the client’s residence.”
NCREI at Martin University will be holding their 2nd Annual Community Access Fair from 10am until 1pm the week AFTER Blacktoberfest in an effort to assist Indianapolis residents of 46218 in their efforts to overcome systemic barriers, and gain resources.
This event is being created to establish partnerships, disrupt systemic barriers, and connect the community to companies, organizations, and allies that are entrenched in work that combats systemic issues.
“Traditionally, Black and other minority communities have struggled with access to the traditional systems on the quality of life spectrum, which are: education, civic engagement (voting, law, safety, volunteering/mentoring), banking, housing, religion, criminal justice, public health, environment, business, technology, employment, and government, and we believe EVERYONE has a right to equitable opportunity.
We look forward to promoting expungement services, educational attainment, banking opportunities, housing experience assistance, civic engagement, advancing Black-owned business, hosting community conversations, in addition to promoting public health options.
DetoXchange LLC, founded and led by the culinary virtuoso Chef Tye Jacobs, is a remarkable journey of over 15 years in the culinary world. Chef Tye began her career as a culinarian, honing her skills and crafting delicious creations. But her passion extended beyond the kitchen; it transcended into a mission to transform lives.
Not content with just culinary expertise, Chef Tye opened a gym where she became a beacon of hope for thousands, helping them shed excess weight and regain their health, ultimately granting them the gift of freedom.
Ever the visionary, Chef Tye aimed to be a one-stop-shop for her clients. She envisioned more ways to serve them and thus, Tye’s Tasteful Plateful Meal Prep Café was born. Specializing in Caribbean delicioso meals under 450 calories, this venture became an instant hit.
Yet, Chef Tye’s quest for perfection persisted. She recognized the need for high-quality, natural supplements in the market. With unwavering determination, she embarked on a journey of learning and self-improvement, earning her herbalism certification. This knowledge culminated in the establishment of DetoXchange LLC.
Through Tye’s blessed hands, DetoXchange creates handcrafted detox teas, the world’s greatest sea moss, sea moss water cocktails, and much more. These products quickly gained acclaim, drawing the attention of not only health-conscious individuals but also professional NFL and NBA players seeking the finest supplements to elevate their performance.
As the story continues to unfold, Chef Tye Jacobs and DetoXchange LLC remain dedicated to their mission of providing the best in natural, health-enhancing products. With passion and innovation, they promise to keep transforming lives, one healthy choice at a time.

Silver Sponsor

Satisfy your sweet tooth here at The Sweet Potato. All of our baked goods are made fresh with the finest ingredients. Stop by our bakery conveniently located on the west side of Indianapolis to try our amazing treats.
Book us for your next event! We cater corporate events, family reunions, weddings to birthday parties. Our diverse and customizable menu will complete any gathering.”
Upper Echelon, LLC. presents, “CTK: CERTIFIED TRACK KILLERS”. CTK is a versatile, lyrically explosive team of mature, hungry, and talented artists and producers. With members from Indiana, Georgia, New York, North & South Carolina, and Ohio, CTK will soon be one of the hottest song creating groups in the music industry.
A Certified Track Killer (CTK) is an artist who can flip any genre instrumental, no matter what the skill is, be it vocalist, emceeing, singing, or instrumentalist, and make it their own. A CTK is one who has the ability to become one with the track. serves as a promotional platform for artists of upper echelon & another 5, certified artists, who will be selected to have their single virally promoted on and it’s affiliates for 3 months

The Coney Lady is an inspiring entrepreneurship journey that began as a home-based business in 2018 and evolved into a successful venture with a vision to bring delicious coney dogs to the community. The Coney Lady’s mission was rooted in love and a passion for providing high-quality food to customers while promoting a sense of community and togetherness.

The founder’s motivation to start The Coney Lady business stemmed from a personal love for cooking and sharing food with others. What started as a hobby quickly transformed into a business idea when friends and family raved about the delicious coney dogs prepared by The Coney Lady. Recognizing the potential to turn her passion into a full-fledged business, she decided to take the plunge and share her culinary creations with a broader audience.

The Coney Lady’s geographic reach expanded from her childhood neighborhood to city streets, where she set up her cart at various locations and events. Through participation in sponsored festivals and events, The Coney Lady was able to showcase her delicious coney dogs to a wider audience and gain more recognition within the community.

Bond Behavioral Services is an approved Indiana Medicaid Company offering Behavioral Management for individuals with developmental disabilities and Autism. We use person-centered therapy along with focusing on bonding and empowering all clients to achieve their goals!

Press Play Gaming Lounge is a new family fun entertainment center, located on the west side of indianapolis in the Brownsburg area. We specialize in family fun which includes Birthday Parties, Private Parties Corporate Events and also are open to the public! Just walk in and we will help you choose your fun! Our attractions include a Nerf Foam War, 3-Point Basketball Challenge, 3 different levels of Virtual Reality (Oculus, Haptic VR, Omni Arena VR), Free Arcade, Redemption Ticket Arcade, Pool Tables, Wii Console Play Area, BEAM Floor, 17 Xbox One Consoles Full Bar, Full Cafe and 15 75” Screen TVs with comfy sectional couches! We are an all ages venue and have something for everyone to do!! Come on in and enjoy the fun at Press Play Gaming Lounge!

Ever since I was 19, I had a dream of launching the first Nationwide food trailer corporation. Unfortunately due to Colleges forcing you to file under your parent until you’re 24 and me living alone, I was unable to afford to finish my Culinary dream. After a long endeavor of “accepting” my fate of living the 9-5 life I began living through game nights and gathering of friends to experiment my ideas with. After about 8yrs of praise and acknowledgment, I knew I could no longer keep pretending I was happy with what I was doing. I took the risk of taking out a loan and buying my trailer as of last year. This year is my first full year of operating and learning the ropes of this food truck life. Though I still have my 9-5pm I am excited that it has been successful year of getting my name out there. My dream is to be known worldwide and I cannot wait to quit and do this as of April of next year. My motto is, from my heart to your table, at a reasonable price.

Purple Ribbon Office Solutions a Minority owed has been serving the packing, shipping, mailing and freight, and TSA Pre check needs of the residents and businesses Nationally since July 2020. Our team of dedicated, professionally trained experts that understands the meaning of quality Customer Care—we focus on saving you time and money by ensuring you get the right products and services at the right price—in a single, quick visit.

Bronze Sponsor

Guy’s Cooking Creation was launched in 2017 by owner, Phillip Guy. Phillip has always had a passion for making connections through creating amazing dishes and incredible sauces. Phillip was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and comes from a lineage of cooks such as his Uncle Artie, who was the founder of Uncle Artie’s Barbecue. After high school Phillip explored several career opportunities before deciding what he didn’t mind waking up doing the rest of his life. Phillip decided to make Guy’s Cooking Creation official and the rest has been history. Guy’s Cooking Creation has continued to create a buzz due to its creative dishes and incredible sauces. Guys Cooking Creations has catered for businesses and private clients across central Indiana. Phillip currently has 17 Sauces ranging from Barbeque Sauces, Hot Sauces, and International Sauces. The company is committed to providing a premier service with a personalized touch. As business continues to grow, Phillip finds himself in high demand, however he never grows weary in seeing his vision that was once a dream come true.

Blueprint Ambitions was founded by Dr. Dawn McLucas in 2022. She is an award winning author, publisher, and course instructor. She loves writing and has an affinity for writing encouraging books. 
We are a learning hub composed of encouraging adult and children’s books. The books currently available include children’s picture books, children’s activity books, doctoral student preparation book and journal, writing journals, and a gratitude journal.  We also offer self-paced online courses on various topics, to include book publishing and doctoral student preparation.. 
The mission of BluePrint Ambitions is to provide educational and encouraging books and online courses that motivate adults and children, allowing them to grow, learn, and reach goals.
Whipped by M&S was established in 2013 making our handmade all natural body products for men and women. We are all natural, sustainably produced goodness. Made with love for our customers and their body. Whipped by M&S is your go-to place for gifts that surprise and delight. We have over 300 fresh fragrances to soothing skin care, we make finding your perfect something special.

Dope Lemonades is not your average lemonade stand.  Offering ‘Fresh Ingredients and Dope Flavors’ – we specialize in gourmet lemonades, iced teas, frozen beverages, and sugarless drink options at festivals, private parties, and public indoor and outdoor events. You may have had lemonade before; but you’ve NEVER tasted anything like this. We present a fun and delicious alternative to soda – with flavors that appeal to the people we serve. From fruity and fun, to exotic cultural drink varieties, seasonal treats, and customized options. We serve our cold drinks in clear cups or glass mason jars with fresh fruit. Our visual aesthetic is just as important as our taste – and with some of the dopest flavors around – you’re bound to find something you like! 

RAD Travel Group offers travel experiences that will fulfill your dreams and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us as we make our way around the globe and check off all of the places on your bucket list!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life! Leave the planning to us! All you have to do is pack your bags, leave your cares behind, and show up!

Live the RAD travel life with us!

Connected in Community is a mental health and wellness practice in Indianapolis that focuses on providing culturally affirming care to the Black and Queer community.

In 2015, Byron Elliott created Blacksheep Collective out of a need to express his faith through art. Byron had a lot of drawings and ideas, but they would have never come to fruition if it wasn’t for his wife, April Elliott’s encouragement and business management skills. Together Byron and April ( along with a host of amazing, talented people ) push the mission and vision of Blacksheep Collective forward.
Blacksheep Collective is a faith-based lifestyle brand with a focus on encouraging you to embrace your God-given individuality and uniqueness. Our mission is to create beautiful pieces of art that glorifies Jesus Christ as well as his ideals under the overarching theme of being set apart.

Rock That Natural specializes in Natural Hair Apparel and Handmade Crochet Accessories and Apparel. One of a kind items🧶 To learn more about Rock That Natural, LLC, visit their website at

Daptoberfest would like to give a huge shout out to Esh Vaughn for her support of this year’s event as a first time Bronze Sponsor! Be on the lookout for more information and updates about Love, Esh by House of Oshun in the coming weeks and months.
We’re so thankful for the continued support and attendance of our festivals, especially Daptoberfest!
Led by saxophonist Jared Thompson, Premium Blend is a modern jazz quartet that combines elements of bebop, hard bop, R&B and groove. Based out of Indianapolis, IN, Premium Blend pays homage to the jazz legends of Indiana Avenue like Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, and Dr. David Baker to further the reach of the “Naptown Sound.”
Solful Gardens is an Indiana State Department of Agriculture recognized Indiana Grown natural produce provider in central Indiana. Our mission is to make fresh, natural and healthy produce available to all, especially to those where this option is a challenge. With the goal of disrupting the current industrialized food networks, Solful Gardens brings quality food access to urban areas that are underserved with an overall focus toward food equity. We also provide consultation, guidance and installation for those wanting to grow their own natural food.
WIth our roots in art, community and education, Solful Gardens is leveraging these disciplines to help promote personal and communal growth one naturally-grown-vegetable at a time. Solful Gardens is committed to making sure that the knowledge and experience that we have acquired is shared through speaking to community organizations and working with community groups to provide the information and guidance that is necessary to change the way that people engage with and consume food.
Solful Gardens is thrilled to speak to your organization or community group about these issues, improving your current landscaping and how to begin gardening together. Grow with us!

Teresa Reynolds and the Slicktones, a sonic tonic of original music made to move you, inspired by pop R&B, disco, jazz and soul. Follow them today on Instagram at @theslicktonesindy


Chibbey Wee Crochet is a trendsetting online handmade store offering unique items that can be cherished for a lifetime. We love creating beautiful pieces out of yarn fibers. “One stitch at a time”
For more information about Chibbey Wee Crochet and all their amazing handmade bespoke items, visit their website at
Your eyes don’t deceive you. Yes. Featured #CuisineNoir chef AND Blacktoberfest 23’ Bronze Tier Sponsor, Chef Oya’s The TRAP!!!
When we list off “All Things Fall” on our Official merchandise (you know: Hoodies & Tims, Cider & Bonfires, Chili & Chowder, Cuffing Season & Autumn Leaves…) we were talking about Chef Oya’s The TRAP and her legendary Trap Chowder.
Not only is she bringing the chowder to this year’s event, but also Carmel Apple Cider!
So help me welcome the Official Chowder of Blacktoberfest 23’!!

Official Media Outlet

E.G.O. Entertainment is a multimedia production and service company established in 2017, comprised of three divisions, JQLM RADIO, E.G.O. MAGAZINE, and EGO TV. This company not only provides music, talk shows, and other entertainment with the highest levels of listener satisfaction in mind when it comes to radio, but also provides support, advertising (radio, magazine, and television), and other opportunities to help grow businesses and brands all over the world.

The company is known for its stellar service in providing pre-event promotional interviews, red carpet & event coordination, and Live media coverage. The company has covered and interviewed some of the nation’s largest events and celebrities that include but are not limited to, Sheryl Underwood, Marvin Sapp, Michael Colyar, The Oscars, Claudia Jordan, Brian White, Patty Spitler, Mr. Talkbox, and many more. The company has coordinated red carpet events for brands like DP Demarco Plays and the Gospel Choice Music Awards. It has had the honor of providing these services to community events as well, as its motto is “Everyone is a Star!” It seeks to continue to be a platform that builds relationships with other brands and individuals that strengthen its ability to provide access to spaces and resources most individuals only dream of to help build communities, brands, and spread messages everywhere.

Naptown’s new home for Hip-Hop n’ R&B will officially be in the house for this year’s event to hold it down and Keep it REAL. “We are the Culture. Every single one of Us.”