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Squire and Femi Secrets Win over $1.1 Million in Prizes from 43North Pitch Competition

Two companies, Squire and Femi Secrets scored big recently when they competed in the annual pitch competition hosted by 43North.  The yearly $5 Million competition held in Buffalo, NY offers eight up and coming companies’ various prizing including a $1 [...]

January 22, 2018 Entrepreneurship, Financing

KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson Raise $1 Million in Funding Mented Cosmetics

Harvard Business grads KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson once pondered, over a glass of wine, why it was so hard for them to find a perfect shade of nude lipstick that would complement their darker skin tones.  From that conversation [...]

January 17, 2018 Entrepreneurship, Financing
detroit Michigan

Chase Increases Detroit Loan Fund For Minority Entrepreneurs to $18 Million

The opportunities for minority entrepreneurs in Detroit to receive funding for their business just increased as Chase has expanded their Minority Loan fund from $6.5 million to $18 million. The fund, initially started by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2015 [...]

January 15, 2018 Entrepreneurship, Financing

BlackGirlMagic: Julia Collins Raises $50 Million in Funding For Robotic Pizza Delivery Service

Julia Collins, the co-founder and CEO of Zume Pizza, and her partner Alex Garden, have just raised a $50 million investment for their innovative company which uses robots to make ready-to-order healthy pizzas. Her company is being called the “perfect [...]

January 8, 2018 Entrepreneurship, Financing

Jasmine Crow Wins $20K in Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Pitch Competition

In a standing room only, packed house in Atlanta, Jasmine Crowe artfully and brilliantly won $20k in the Miller Lite “Tap The Future” pitch competition and now has the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $100K later this [...]

August 14, 2017 Business Start-Up, Financing

Former McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, Launches Venture Capital Group Named Cleveland Avenue

Since leaving the job at Mcdonald’s, former CEO Don Thompson been very busy. Thompson has launched an investment group/accelerator named Cleveland Avenue that focuses on building new food, beverage, and restaurant concepts. Cleveland Avenue, the name reported as the street that Thompson [...]

January 26, 2017 Entrepreneurship, Financing