Rize Up Bakery is a fast growing San Francisco based black-owned bakery focused on reinventing and rethinking the traditional sourdough. Rize Up was born as a way to channel energy into something healing during the social unrest caused by the murder of George Floyd. Rize Up’s story began as a home-based quarantine sourdough project that quickly turned into a micro bakery in the Spring of 2020. Within a year, Rize Up has outgrown Azikiwee’s backyard ovens and our trajectory has no end in sight! Founder Azikiwee Anderson was overcome with a need to make a difference and hopefully inspire young Black bakers to think outside the traditional box. As a black baker, Azikiwee feels representation truly matters. We have to be the change we seek.