Grant Warner (center) is the director of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at Spelman College and Morehouse College Credit: Credit: Spelman College

Black people have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no lack of desire or motivation that stops them from pursuing the path.

According to the most recent official numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 3.6 million Black-owned businesses. An estimated 1.3 million people are employed by 4% of those companies.

Despite having millions of businesses, there are still long-standing hurdles to entrepreneurship. Lack of access to capital, education, networking, and mentoring opportunities keeps potential founders from taking the steps needed to build something great.

A partnership between the Black Economic Alliance Foundation and two distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities seeks to solve this for the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. 

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