Black Girl Ventures is excited to announce its newest partnership: The NBA. As part of its first anniversary, the NBA Foundation announced 22 new grants totaling $6 million to help create employment opportunities, further career advancement, and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth—and BGV was one of those recipients.
With this grant, BGV will create the BGV NextGen Program with the next generation of Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs attending HBCUs nationally. This experience will create access to capital, capacity, and community for student visionaries ranging from 18 to 24 years old. Student Visionaries will work through a curated curriculum in preparation for a demo day to show off their business acumen.
Next, these budding entrepreneurs will move into a tournament-style BGV Pitch Competition, giving them a chance to win additional capital and rep their HBCUs! Lastly, they will also have access to Supplier Diversity opportunities to increase visibility to their businesses.
Partnerships like this help us continue our mission to provide access to capital, capacity, and community to create economic advancement. We are ready to usher in a new age of dynamic Black/Brown women-identifying founders.