The acting sensation and iconic tennis star have joined with others to help aspiring entrepreneurs from HBCUs launch businesses.
Actor Michael B. Jordan has partnered with tennis legend Serena Williams to give aspiring entrepreneurs who are students or alumni of HBCUs a chance to win up to $1 million.
Through an endowment from Jordan’s firm Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, Serena Ventures, the iconic tennis player’s investment company, and MaC Venture Capital, participants must submit an inventive business proposal to be eligible.
In a statement via Revolt, Alison Stillman, a general partner at Serena Ventures, said, “HBCUs are an integral part of our educational ecosystem and have long been centers of entrepreneurial excellence. We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael B. Jordan and MaC Ventures on highlighting the brilliant student and alumni founders.”
According to a press release, Jordan and Williams will award the winners of their unique competition on Dec. 18, in New Jersey, during the QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase Finals.
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SOURCE: The Grio, Biba Adams