Andrew Bentley pitches Father Figure on Season 9 of Shark Tank
30 Dec 2017

This Young Entrepreneur’s Startup Focuses on the New Father Experience

Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with Andrew Bentley for an interview about Bentley’s startup, Father Figure—a lifestyle brand that makes products for new dads. Bentley also spoke about his recent appearance on Shark Tank.   (Father Figure CEO Andrew...
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30 Dec 2017

Mompreneur and Son Invent Unique Product and Pitch Steve Harvey

Shirley and Addison Hayden are entrepreneurs who recently pitched their product, The Unique Seat, on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome TV show. Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with the pair to find out exactly what The Unique Seat is and how in the world they came...
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SHARK TANK - ÒEpisode 907Ó - Two firefighters and entrepreneurs from Pembroke Pines, Florida, introduce their healthy, smoked fish dip; a hair- and beard-cutting template from an entrepreneur in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two entrepreneurs from Vancouver, Washington, who created a unique hybrid of a stuffed animal and blanket for families on the go; and a device that chills an entire bottle of wine in just 30 seconds from an entrepreneur in San Francisco, California, on ÒShark Tank,Ó SUNDAY, NOV. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Desmond) JOSHUA ESNARD (THE CUT BUDDY)
30 Dec 2017

His Invention, ‘The Cut Buddy,’ Keep Edges Looking So Sharp, Daymond John Just Invested In It

  Joshua Esnard pitched The Cut Buddy, an innovative solution for beard and hair grooming, on Season 9 of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the show, Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with Esnard for an interview about the show and his business.   Brandon...
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Equity Crowdfunding
27 Oct 2017

The Best New Way for African Americans to Invest In or Start a Business

A guide to equity crowdfunding Professors, politicians, and prognosticators have—for years—implored the black community to “take all the money you spend on clothes, shoes, and hair, and put it into investing or starting a business.” Equity crowdfunding provides a new opportunity...
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Trippie App CEO Ryan Diew on Shark Tank
27 Oct 2017

Black Tech Founder on Pitching to the Sharks and Cuban’s Remark on ‘Entitled Millennials’

Millennial entrepreneur receives ‘tough love’ from the Sharks Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the show, Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with Diew for an interview about the show and his mobile app...
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truCrowd Chicago CEO Florence Hardy
27 Oct 2017

Black Female Crowdfunding Executive On Opportunities for Black Founders

The Howard University grad on opportunities for black investors and entrepreneurs Florence Hardy is CEO of truCrowd Illinois, a state-level equity crowdfunding platform allowing Illinois residents to invest in startups. She is also COO of Fundanna-an equity crowdfunding platform...
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Jetpack Mobile App
27 Oct 2017

Black Female-Led Startup Jetpack Takes off With Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Equity crowdfunding can create investing- and wealth-building equity for diverse entrepreneurs Providing consumer products to customers anytime they need, Jetpack is a “last mile,” on-demand service with delivery times often less than 15 minutes. Jetpack is one of several...
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WhoseYourLandlord Logo
27 Oct 2017

This Black-Owned Startup, and Others, are Raising Capital Via Equity Crowdfunding

New funding opportunity has potential to supercharge black-owned startups A startup with a platform targeted to millennial apartment renters, WhoseYourLandlord, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. WhoseYourLandlord is one of several black-owned...
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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME -
27 Oct 2017

Mamapreneur Invents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Baby Teething Solution

The self-professed “introvert entrepreneur” just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention Tara Darnley is the co-founder of Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten—an innovative baby teething solution that allows babies to self-soothe while sucking on the teether. Recently,...
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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME -
27 Oct 2017

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells used automobile tires and tire services—and is targeted to women. The twin sisters recently...
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