Actor Michael B. Jordan, and tennis great Serena Williams have joined forces to provide HBCU entrepreneurs with the chance to win up to one million dollars in cash to assist in their business ventures.
“HBCUs are an integral part of our educational ecosystem and have long been centers of entrepreneurial excellence,” said Alison Stillman, general partner at Serena Ventures, in a press release. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael B. Jordan and MaC Ventures on highlighting the brilliant student and alumni founders”.
Participants will be able to submit investor decks and business proposals through Nov. 18 for the chance to be awarded up to $1 million in structured safe investments from both firms. To apply, visit: https://prucenter.com/legacy-classic-startup-pitch.
Both Jordan and Williams will be on hand to make the presentation to winners during the halftime of the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase Finals, on December 18 in New Jersey.
“Talent is ubiquitous but access to opportunity is not,” said MaC Venture Capital General Partner Michael Palank. “Two of our partners are HBCU alumni and we could not be more excited to uncover and support the amazing entrepreneurial talent we know is thriving at these universities.”
Executives from MaC Ventures, Serena Ventures, Invesco, Thirty Five Ventures, Harlem Capital Partners and Cake Ventures will all continue to advise the winning founders after the competition to ensure longtime success.