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INDIE.VC

Empowering the Next Generation Of Black Innovators & Investors

HBCU.vc is a not-for-profit organization connecting and equipping the next generation of black tech innovators and investors. Our Student Investor Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to earn real world experience in tech and venture capital. Student Investors are paired with investment partners and help to identify startups seeking funding. This unique program allows students to gain the experience they need to jumpstart their career AND make a difference in their community by supporting their local entrepreneurs.

Our Community

It takes a village. Meet our community of mentors backing our students and entrepreneurs.

Arlan Hamilton

Backstage Capital

Brian Dixon

Kapor Capital

Charles Hudson

Precursor Ventures

Kanyi Maqubela

Collaborative Fund

Arthur Johnson

TwilioFund

Carolina Huaranca

Kapor Capital

Richard Kerby

Venrock

Kirby Harris

Base Ventures

Lo Toney

Google Ventures

McKeever Conwell II

TEDCO

Marlon Nichols

Cross Culture Ventures

Merline Saintil

Intuit

Monique Woodard

500 Startups

Pedro Moore

Delaware Innovation Fund

Stefanie Thomas

Impact America Fund

Gerald Mason, Jr

Impact America Fund

Stephen DeBerry

Bronze Investments

Trevor Thomas

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Ulili Onovakpuri

Kapor Capital

William Crowder

42 Venture Partners

Garth Timoll

Top Tier Capital Partners

Our Programs

  • Student Investor Fellowship

    Our Student Investor Fellowship prepares students for a career as an investor by giving them real investing experience. Students partner with investment firms and help to identify investment opportunities in their communities.

  • Access to Startup Funding

    Through partnership with investment firms, we connect entrepreneurs to startup funding.

  • Online Courses In Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

    Learn the skills needed to start and grow a startup. We also offer courses in tech investing for future investors.