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Interview with the Founder of Lazy Jar—an App That Charges You When You Don’t Workout

“I created Lazy Jar because I was fed up with my inability to maintain discipline…

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#FridayReads: ‘Soar!’ By T.D. Jakes Tells You How to Take Flight as an Entrepreneur

The faith leader and businessman delves into the risks and rewards of an entrepreneurial lifestyle

With Soar!, Jakes teaches a master course on the risks and rewards of the entrepreneurial…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Monique Woodard

7 Best Venture Capitalists for Black Entrepreneurs

You are more likely to find success raising capital with these folks

These venture capitalists are not only some of the top investors but many of them…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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DNA Simple CEO Olivier Noel Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Young Geneticist Gets ‘Shark Tank’ Mogul to Invest in His DNA Startup

He strikes deal with Mark Cuban to support breakthrough medical research

Olivier Noel pitched DNA Simple, a new way to support cutting-edge medical research, on a…

By Brandon Andrews

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What Every Venture Capital Investor Is Thinking When You Pitch Them

Two important investing concepts to know when seeking business funding

Every investor has one major question on their mind: “What is your exit strategy?” i.e.;…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This Woman’s Plan to Improve the Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

The healthcare startup tackles a serious and common chronic condition in the black community

Eboni Gee a wife, mom, registered nurse and woman on a mission to help dialysis…

By Kandia Johnson

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What Stages of Venture Fundraising Look Like in the Black Community

Let's break them down

Here are the various stages of fundraising and what they typically look like from the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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On Saturday, November 4, Project 500TM, a public-private partnership that supports underserved businesses in Washington, D.C., graduated its inaugural Ascend 2020 DC Cohort as part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding. Professor Melissa L. Bradley of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who leads Project 500, and this year's graduates of the program. (Image:  Project 500TM)

D.C. Investor Launches Project 500 to Help Entrepreneurs Scale their Companies

The inaugural Ascend 2020 D.C. Cohort is part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding.

Project 500, a business-development program, is helping D.C. businesses scale their revenue, staff, and investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

You've got plenty of options

When you have a startup or a small/medium business that you are looking to get…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tech Entrepreneurs With Cloud Startups: Here’s How You Can Tap Into A $50 Million Fund

Salesforce Ventures has established a $50 million fund to invest in startups using the cloud and focused on artificial intelligence

Salesforce Ventures has established a $50 million fund to invest in start-up cloud computing…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The One Thing You Need To Do To Really Make Your Business Grow

You've grown and established your business, now it needs to be nurtured

Taking a step back from the “bells and whistles” of running a business in the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Startup Founder Creates Yelp for Apartment Hunters

Rating systems done this way are new to the real estate industry

Ofo Ezeugwu, founder, and CEO of Whose Your Landlord saw a problem in the market…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Father Figure CEO Andrew Bentley pitches Father Figure on Shark Tank

This Young Entrepreneur’s Startup Focuses on the New Father Experience

This dad is using his lifestyle brand to change the perception of black fathers

Andrew Bentley pitched Father Figure – a lifestyle brand for new dads on Season 9…

By Brandon Andrews

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What Happens When Companies Create a Diverse Workforce?

Diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover, and are more profitable.

According to Wayne Sutton of Change Catalyst, “diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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5 Women of Color Making D.C. The Next Impact Tech Hub

'Washington, D.C. is the gateway to inclusive entrepreneurship that fosters a tight-knit community of impactful changemakers.'

“Washington, D.C. is the gateway to inclusive entrepreneurship that fosters a tight-knit community of impactful…

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The Secret To a Wildly Successful Product Launch? Focus Groups

Opinion studies provide valuable insight

Insights obtained from focus groups have the potential to change your life forever whether the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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The Journey of Franchisee Bettina McGriggler: A Story of ‘Firsts’

The first-time business owner has achieved several "firsts" among her family

Bettina McGriggler shares how to be successful in the challenging world of senior care as…

By Nancy E Williams

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The State of Technology and Culture (Image: Cross Culture Ventures)

Cross Culture Ventures Invests in Technology to Assist with Modern Day Parenting

Startups evolve to accommodate the needs of this new demographic

As new roles evolve, start-ups have evolved to accommodate the growing needs of this new…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Trippie App Founder/CEO Ryan Diew Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Black Tech Founder on Pitching to the Sharks and Cuban’s Remark on ‘Entitled Millennials’

Millennial entrepreneur receives 'tough love' from the Sharks

Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black geek advice

Advice From Blerd Entrepreneurs to Their Younger Selves

Shared lessons learned by the people behind Goboiano, Black Girl Nerds, Noir Caesar, BlerDCon, Fanbros, and others shaking up the geek market

Before geek became chic, it was just another synonym for outcast. So as a blerd—a…

By freemani

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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