Displaying items by tag: Young Entrepreneurs

Chaymeriyia Moncrief is a tech entrepreneur from Alabama who is the founder and CEO of prepaid wireless carrier, Tesix Wireless™ Network. She turned down a $4.4M takeover offer, raised over $5M, and ended the 2019 year with a $10M valuation. Now, she is taking on an even bigger technology sector: smartphones and electronics.

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Black and minority students at five school districts in the Washington, D.C. region will be beneficiaries of a $6 million commitment by JPMorgan Chase to help train and equip youth to land well-paying tech jobs.

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Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum and Ryan Williams who met as kids, and bonded at Woodrow Wilson High School, maintained a friendship, and recently agreed to make a change in their career trajectories.

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Unable to find a job after graduating from Spelman College was discouraging for Danielle P. Jeter, especially because she had done everything right. Not only was she accepted into the prestigious HBCU, but she also became a standout student and excelled during her academic career. “I had a whole résumé of experience. I studied abroad. I interned every summer. I got jobs.

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Ninth to 12th graders from Little Haiti got an opportunity to be innovative while learning financial literacy through a grant from the South Florida Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

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Paul Ryan Elliott, 31, took on his dream and created his own Vodka distillery and brand. As the CEO and Founder of loft & bear Vodka, he has won 11 awards and now has his vodka in Whole Foods, Target and Vons. The post Paul Elliott Creates Award-Winning loft & bear Vodka appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:03

Women Creates Black Culture Themed Notebooks

When Nneka Brown decided to make Black-inspired notebooks for 2016’s back-to-school market, she had no idea she would get 8,000 orders the first day she advertised them through an online marketplace. But then again, these are the days of social media. Here, we speak with Brown about the enterprise and her commitment to making a difference in h...

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:01

Unemployed Youth Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Two longtime D.C. entrepreneurs, Tony Cord and Michel Daley, have offered a new pathway toward opportunity....

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Black Enterprise for nearly two decades has recognized teenpreneurs with the goal of inspiring youth to view entrepreneurship as an exciting option, to develop a basic understanding of business principles, and to be ambitious in their career goals. Each year at the Entrepreneurs Summit, hosted by Nationwide, BE presents its Teenpreneur of the...

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NFTE the international nonprofit that equips under served youth with the entrepreneurial mindset and skills to succeed today announced a ........

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