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Unlocking Entrepreneurship at Black Colleges Through Venture Capital Training

We're a nonprofit organization that trains students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in venture capital and technology entrepreneurship. The HBCUvc Fellowship provides students with venture capital skills training, mentorship, and the opportunity to build professional relationships with seasoned investors and entrepreneurs. The HBCUvc Venture Capital Clinic leverages the Fellows’ training and empowers them to fuel high-growth entrepreneurship on campus by giving them a real-world investing experience that bridges the theory and practice of venture capital. This first of its kind program unlocks and fosters entrepreneurship at HBCUs and HSIs and provides students with a unique learning experience that jumpstarts their careers.
Khrys Hatch, HBCUvc Fellow Class 1 and Capital Formation Research Coordinator at Launch Tennessee

Increasing the Racial and Ethnic Diversity In Venture Capital

Venture capital investments play an important role in economic growth and job creation. Companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google all received venture capital investments at an early stage in the companies' development.

Venture capitalists (VCs) are professionals who make decisions on which companies receive investment. The current racial and ethnic demographics of venture capitalists mirror the demographics of entrepreneurs who received venture capital funding. These demographics are also in alignment with lack of racial diversity at technology and high growth firms.

1% of VCs are Black
1% of VCs are Latinx

Our mission is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital. By creating more Black and Latinx venture capitalists and fund managers, we will increase the pool of funding available for entrepreneurs of color, and ultimately create job and wealth opportunities for communities of color.

Building Inclusive and Equitable Economies

Our vision is to create equitable and inclusive economies, where in addition to participating as consumers and employees, Black and Latinxs drive the economy by becoming technology entrepreneurs and investors in high growth businesses.

News and Updates

November 20, 2018

Introducing: HBCUvc Fellows Class 2

These Fellows will spend the 2018–2019 academic year learning the fundamentals of venture capital and fostering entrepreneurship across their college campuses

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