STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME -
27 Oct 2017

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: V-Smart Bar Creator Tanya Tibbs

She won the pitch competition with an innovative woman’s product On the show “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome,” entrepreneurs pitch in a head-to-head competition to “The Funderdome” (a live studio audience) for the chance to win up to $100K in capital. The pitch that gets the...
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The Startup Admin
27 Oct 2017

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of The Startup Admin

Executive Assistant turned CEO La Donna Higgins pitches her solution for startup professional services at a Shark Tank casting call in Oakland, CA For the ninth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for ABC’s Shark Tank visited Oakland, California,...
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hashtag props
27 Oct 2017

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Co-Founder of Hashtag Props

This producer of custom signs recently pitched his small business during the ‘Shark Tank’ Diversity Tour Shark Tank Cast (Photo: ABC Television Group)For the sixth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for ABC’s Shark Tank visited Detroit,...
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Disctopia App
27 Oct 2017

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Disctopia

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to the show. In 2017, it’s hosting casting calls across the country, giving diverse entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses and...
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28 Jan 2017

President Trump’s Best Bet With Communities of Color

Supporting minority-owned and operated businesses may be his best opportunity to successfully engage communities of color In his inaugural address, President Trump said, “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore...
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12 Jan 2017

EXPECT TO SEE MORE BLACK ENTREPRENEURS ON ‘SHARK TANK’ SEASON 8

Latangela Newsome created “Grease Bags” after trying—unsuccessfully—to find a safe and easy way to dispose of used cooking grease. On Friday, Jan. 13, the “momtrepreneur” will pitch her business to the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. When she does, she will join an increasing number...
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21 Oct 2016

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, this post celebrates black female entrepreneurs from this season of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” while highlighting the value of African American women as small business owners in the American economy…  ...
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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing & Backing Your Startup Recap

On October 12, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing, & Backing Your Startup session at 1776 with Nicecream CEO Sandra Tran; Cofound/Harlem Founder John Matos, and Ben Bruce, Small Business Leader at Wells Fargo #MWDC16 [View the story...
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26 Sep 2016

What Millennial Entrepreneurs Need to Hear in the First Presidential Debate

As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to discuss “America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America” in the first Presidential Debate of 2016, Millennial entrepreneurship is key to all three topics. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are old. In fact, barring an...
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26 Sep 2016

Clinton and Trump Should Speak to Black Entrepreneurs in the First Presidential Debate

Tulsa and Charlotte are grappling with the all too familiar reality of black men being killed in recent police involved shootings. As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for the first 2016 Presidential Election Debate, the nation is — again — asking why. In the past week,...
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