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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Joins ‘Funded’: A New Reality Show Awarding $1 Million to Entrepreneurs

Similar to ABC's popular reality show "Shark Tank," startups and their mentors will face off to get venture capital

ABC’s widely popular series Shark Tank draws more than 7 million viewers weekly. Now NBC…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Win $1 Million in Cash and In-kind Prizes to Help Get Your Startup Off the Ground

Accelerate Michigan's Innovation Challenge helps entrepreneurs attract investors

Investors and entrepreneurs—many in high-tech fields–are no longer just looking to Silicon Valley or even…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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diversity

Urban Co-Lab Releases Austin Startup Diversity Report

Urban Co-Lab's report reveals that, when it comes to minority and women-owned startups, it's business as usual, with little funding or access. But, there is some good news

Urban Co-Lab has released its inaugural 2016 report, Austin Startup Diversity. The report examines the…

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Webinar Teaches Entrepreneurs to Raise Money From Investors, Accelerators, and Family

Businesswoman Chanel Martin offers first-hand tips in an upcoming webinar, after having raised over $500,000 for her own startup ventures

Accessing capital money to start, grow and build a business is major challenge. Helping entrepreneurs…

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Venture Capitalist Kesha Cash Talks Closing the Funding Gap – Part 1

How one company is taking active steps to get you funding

BlackEnterprise.com recently chatted with the founder of investment firm, Impact America Fund, Kesha Cash to…

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Nas Talks About His Love for Hennessy and Venture Capital

Learn how the hip-hop artist, entrepreneur and startup investor is pushing the limits of his potential

2016 marks the 4th year in a row that the rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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business

Angels and Unicorns: Black Women-Owned Businesses Grow But Raise Very Little Seed Money

A number of groups now cater to women investors and entrepreneurs

Black women represent the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., with the number of…

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Kapor Capital Announces Diversity and Inclusion ‘Founders Commitment’

Kapor Capital launches major diversity and inclusion effort

New startups and companies already part of Kapor Capital’s portfolio are asked to take part…

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Camelback Ventures Giving Underrepresented Entrepreneurs an Equal Shot

Minorities are less likely to receive investment funding. Aaron Walker is changing that.

Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund. From donations provided by…

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Black Businesses Benefit From $30 Million in Lending With Help From JPMorgan Chase

High loan rejection rate leads to new capital access initiative

JPMorgan Chase and VEDC have teamed to launch The National African American Small Business Loan…

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3 Initial Steps to Raising a Seed Round

How one successful entrepreneur planned his search for startup capital

The most important step to raising your seed round is finding your first investor. This…

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[TechConneXt Summit] Looking for an Investor? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper shares what makes him want to invest in millennial startups

Tim Draper knows what he’s looking for in an investment. If you’re a young tech…

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[Op Ed] Peeple App is VC Funding Gone Amok

When black-owned startups have difficulty getting VC dollars, it's maddening when silly apps get millions

The Peeple app is valued in the millions and that’s exactly what’s wrong with VC…

By Samara Lynn

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accelerator

SBA Awards $4.4 Million To Business Accelerators

Groups helping minority start-ups among winners of annual growth accelerator fund competition

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator…

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Angel Investors Forum Kicks Off In Washington, DC

Program helps companies raise angel and venture capital effectively and efficiently

Program helps companies raise angel and venture capital effectively and efficiently.

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KPMG is helping to turn college graduates into young professionals

College Students Launch New Venture Capital Fund

Johns Hopkins University backs Baltimore's growing student-based entrepreneurial community

Johns Hopkins University students have started a venture capital fund for other students. …

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Pitch Your Business To Investors At The Entrepreneurs Summit

Learn how to secure millions to jumpstart or grow your business

How can minority entrepreneurs improve their chances of tapping millions of equity investment?

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

Morgan Stanley Teams With Invest Detroit To Help Minority Entrepreneurs Get Venture Capital

PowerMoves NOLA introduces regional event to help rebuild Detroit community

Groups seeks to alleviate the access to capital gap in the current growth rate and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How One Entrepreneur Raised $3 Million in Venture Capital Funding by Selling Hair Extensions

Mayvenn, Inc. CEO talks introducing the black hair market to Silicon Valley

Young entrepreneur talks merging the markets of Silicon Valley with the black hair industry

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Everyone needs a network of people they can count on, in both in their personal lives, and in business. For entrepreneurs especially, these support networks can make the difference between feeling like you’re out there on your own, to being deeply connected to other entrepreneurs and having a team of friends, advisers or partners to turn to when you’re not sure which direction to go.

Here are seven tips for building the ultimate network to support your entrepreneurial goals.---Tina Wells

5 Important Questions You Should Ask Investors

You need to seize up potential angel investors and venture capitalists just as your company is being vetted by them

Startups and small business owners should evaluate potential angel investors just as they are to…

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