next generation of entrepreneurs.” The pair taught a workshop at BE’s Kidpreneur Konference.
Part of a nationwide trend, the move toward entrepreneurship is crucial for African Americans. Members of Generation X have decided to take their future in their own hands rather than put their trust in a faceless, heartless corporation. In so doing, they are playing a leading role in the economic empowerment of African American communities. Generation X, or otherwise, African American entrepreneurs need, and deserve, our support.
Organizations For Young Tycoons
Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization 1010 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 703-527-4500
YEO provides mentoring, entrepreneurship education and peer networking to members, who must be under age 40 and founder, co-founder, owner or majority shareholder of a company grossing over $1 million.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 4900 Oak St. Kansas City, MO 64112 816-932-1000
The foundation’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership helps develop entrepreneurial programs and refers entrepreneurs to their Fast-Track programs.
National Association for the Self-Employed PO Box 612067 Dallas, TX 75261 800-232-NASE
NASE acts as an advocate for self-employed and small independent business owners at the state and federal levels. The organization also sponsors a young entrepreneur’s scholarship program.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship 120 Wall St. 29th Floor New York, NY 10004 212-232-333
With programs in 14 cities, NFTE teaches students how to start and run businesses. A leader entrepreneurial training, it graduates over 4,000 students per year.