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The top 20 cities for Black entrepreneurs to start a business

If you are thinking of starting a business or looking to compare your own city, check out the top 20 places for Black businesses to thrive per NerdWallet:

Meet 12 Black ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneurs Inspiring Next Generation Of Founders

In honor of National Black Business Month in August, meet 12 black entrepreneurs who’ve made it to ABC’s hit business reality show, Shark Tank.

27-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Raises $7.2 Million in Just 3 Days

Atlanta-based Patientory, the company behind an advanced healthcare app, has raised $7.2 million in a very successful online Blockchain token sale (not via Kickstarter, as previously reported).

Watch the pitch for Startup Battlefield runner up Oneva

Onēva Enterprise Concierge Care helps you find trustworthy infant, child, adult, and elder care, plus driving, special needs, overnight and housecleaning, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Silicon Valley’s blind spots are costing venture capitalists huge opportunities

In 1991, ten-year-old Jerry Nemorin and his family escaped civil war in Haiti and resettled in Florida. Jerry’s first experience with the US financial system was when his mom tried to buy a car.

11 African Tech Startups To Watch in 2017

According to The Knights Foundation report: Diversifying Investments, just 1.1 percent of the $71.4 trillion assets under management across the world is in the hands of women and minority-owned firms.

Shortage of VC funding, not of black entrepreneurs

The US has no shortage of black entrepreneurs. The shortage rather is one of funding for black entrepreneurs, says Monique Woodard of 500 Startups.

Will.i.am Joins ‘Mobile Record Label’ Startup Amuse

The Black Eyed Peas frontman is now a co-founder at the company with an eye on the future of music.

How These Black Women With A Startup Became ‘Unhidden Figures’

The duo in question is a mother-daughter team, Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader. Together they founded Mixtroz, anI app designed to help people connect at conferences.

A Pitch for Win-Win a Sports Related Startup

Win-Win is the only place where sports fans can compete in games to win epic experiences and amazing prizes.