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Opportunity for USA students at HBCUs to participate in a business accelerator program. Eligible applicants are BIPOC individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend as well as in-kind support to grow their business idea. The purpose of this program is to develop the entrepreneurial mindset of HBCU students via access to capital, training, mentoring, and new networks.
The BGV NextGen Program was created for the next generation of Black and Brown entrepreneurs in mind attending HBCUs nationally. This experience will create access to capital, capacity, and community for student visionaries ranging from 18 to 24 years old.
Student Visionaries will work through a curated curriculum in preparation for a demo day to show off their business acumen. Next they will move into a tournament-style BGV Pitch Competition, giving them a chance to win additional capital and rep their HBCUs! Additionally, they will also have access to Supplier Diversity opportunities to increase visibility to their businesses. BCV is ready to usher in a new age of dynamic Black/Brown founders.
Through multi-pronged efforts, BCV will help prepare students for a highly competitive workforce as well as providing experiences design to elevate entrepreneurship as a practical avenue for employing themselves and others.
BCV's vision is to democratize entrepreneurship for the NextGeneration of business leaders. This will help change the playing field for Black and Brown women-identifying founders while closing the generational wealth gap, strengthening families, and creating a more equitable society.
During the 8-week accelerator training, student visionaries will:
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