This week’s expo, in its 17th year and one of the most prominent black business events in the country, offered sessions on getting funding, doing business in Africa and procuring government contracts.
Despite the possible criminal fallout from taking Facebook public, and on paper making himself $19.1 billion in the process, you have to hand it to tech visionary Mark Zuckerberg — in a ruthless, Machiavellian kind of way — it’s quite an achievement to go from an idea in a college dorm room to a billion people logging on to your creation everyday.
Recent college graduate Rachel Ross is on a mission to increase financial literacy among college students.
ATLANTA (April 20, 2012) – Wells Fargo presented the Opportunity Funding Corporation with a $145,000 grant today to start its new business incubator fund, named Project Launch.
Students who are educated about philanthropy are more likely to give back to the institution sooner, on a regular basis and, as our research shows, are much more willing to serve in alumni leadership roles.
A team of young entrepreneurs at Fayetteville State University (FSU) developed a business plan for a thermoelectric device that can charge cell phones, and it captured first place in the annual Opportunity Funding Corporation’s Venture Challenge in Atlanta, Ga.
Venture Capital Access Program Created to Connect Diverse Entrepreneurs with Traditional Venture Capital Sources
NEW YORK — Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York (HBSAANY) and The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) today announced the launch of the Venture Capital Access Program (“VCAP©”), a collaborative venture that provides women and diverse entrepreneurs nationwide with access to venture capital through accredited investors within the HBSAANY network.
It’s rare to see black video game developers but the $100 billion a year gaming industry is slowly diversifying to include more blacks, said Darryl Hughes, Illinois’ only black video game developer.
Microsoft SA aims to unearth and promote several talented black software companies in the country over the next seven years.
I have a problem with a recent Business Insider story: “Self-Segregation is What’s Keeping African-Americans Out of Silicon Valley. ” When an article like this rears its head, it provides a superficial rationale for closet racists and “meritocracy” ideologues that love to point fingers at minorities and shout, “They are the problem! The status quo is completely fine!”