Healthy Hip Hop Dances Away as the Winner of Invesco’s QQQ Legacy Classic Startup Pitch Competition

Taking advantage of different opportunities, like pitch competitions, definitely helps entrepreneurs expand their small businesses. Just ask Healthy Hip Hop.

AfroTech reported the small business was named the winner of Invesco’s QQQ Legacy Classic Startup Pitch Competition, sponsored by MaC Venture Capital and Concrete Rose Capital, during the second annual QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase Finals. Created by award-winning actor, producer, and director, Michael B. Jordan, the showcase was held in Newark, NJ and featured HBCU basketball teams who took it to the hoop in hopes of being champions.

Healthy Hip Hop is an app that empowers and educates children with relatable music and innovative technology. Founder Roy Scott uses livestream performances and YouTube videos, with over 5,000 subscribers, to help kids learn interactively, through engaging activities. Michael Palank, General Partner at MaC Venture Capital, told AfroTech, this could not have been a better time to provide Health Hip Hop with this honor. “2023 will also mark the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop so we felt this was a good time for a company called Healthy Hip Hop to start to scale,” Palank said. “Scott is a Hip-Hop artist who wanted to positively influence his kids. When he realized that his own rap lyrics that his own kids were quoting were about violence, drugs, and disrespecting other people, he knew he needed to find another path.”

Winning the competition will provide Healthy Hip Hop with one-on-one support and mentorship from Jordan, MaC Venture Capital, Invesco, and Concrete Rose Capital.

Black Enterprise reported the basketball tournament showcased Morgan State University taking on Delaware State University, while Norfolk State University faced Hampton University, in a doubleheader airing on TNT. The Creed star was present during the tournament as The Daily Mail reported he was seen courtside chatting with fans and participated in a presentation of a $10,000 donation to MEAC Sports.