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Ex-NBA Star Charles Barkley Pledges $1m to black women in Alabama for Startups

Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Charles Barkley has pledged to provide start-up capital for black women in Alabama.

One Reason Black Founders Don’t Get Enough Funding? Black VCs Don’t, Either

The fact that African-American founders have limited access to investment has been well documented, ……

Startups Pitch Their Innovative Ideas At The AfroTech Startup

On Nov. 10 and 11, the second annual Afrotech conference took over the Bay area. There were incredible speeches and the opportunity to network with major brands such as Amazon, Twitter, Oculus….

BIT Startup of the Week: Ucrowd – Disrupting Online Ticket Sales

Miesha Robinson is the founder of Ucrowd, a company that goes beyond ticket sales by giving event planners and attendees more control over their experience on and….

This Technology Veteran Launched A Cryptocurrency To Help Grow Black-Owned Businesses

Technology veteran and “mompreneur” Tavonia Evans decided to create and launch $Guap Coin – the very first initial coin offering (ICO) aimed at recycling wealth within the black community.

5 BOOKS EVERY MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEUR MUST READ

Make no mistake about what the best entrepreneurs read; entrepreneurial success requires continuous investment into your own education. This is especially true for 51% of the 80 million millennials…

4 THINGS EVERY BLACK ENTREPRENEUR CAN LEARN FROM EMPIRE’S COOKIE LYON

Underneath the strikingly alluring glam, she’s wrapped with a load of confidence that allows her to seal deals and collect the big bills.

7 BEST VENTURE CAPITALISTS FOR BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

These venture capitalists are not only some of the top investors in the investment community but many of them are committed to spending dollars with black-owned companies. Below are their names….

Will.i.am’s Startup Raises $117 Million

I.am+, the tech startup founded by pop star and entrepreneur will.i.am, has raised $117 million in venture funding, the company told Reuters

Customers Love This Black Founder’s Company–Where’s The Love From Investors?

Clarence Bethea doesn’t have the standard startup founder’s background and his company isn’t based in a big coastal city. So though his warranty company Upsie is doing well.