Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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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

Jessica O. Matthews Raises $7 million For Renewable Energy Tech Startup

Jessica O. Matthews just raised the largest round of venture capital funding by a black female founder and entrepreneur.  Matthews is the founder and CEO of renewable energy tech startup Uncharted Play. Her company just closed a $7 million Series A round led by the [...]

September 20, 2016 Entrepreneurship, Financing
Kobe Bryant Venture Fund

Kobe Bryant Launches $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

If you were wondering what Kobe Bryant had planned after basketball, you do not have to wonder anymore as he is starting to show us how he will keep busy. On Monday, Kobe announced his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle [...]

August 23, 2016 Entrepreneurship, Financing
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Wins $1.1 million Grant To Develop Laser That Kills Cancer Cells

When Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green receives invitations to be a guest speaker for professional groups, schools and nonprofit organizations, she almost never turns them down. “Usually if there is an invitation to speak at a forum like that, I accept it [...]

April 4, 2016 Business Start-Up, Entrepreneurship, Financing
Nas Queensbridge

Rapper Nas Now Investing Up to $500K into Small Technology Startups

What does a multi-platinum selling rapper from New York and a high tech startup have in common? More than you think. 42-year old Nasir Jones, otherwise known as “Nas,” is also an investor via his company called QueensBridge Venture Partners. [...]

March 29, 2016 Business Start-Up, Financing