Our work directs how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black and Latinx innovators.
We actively reimagine the innovation economy by developing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers accessing capital. Our work begins at one of the most overlooked avenues for Black innovation (HBCUs) and extends to cities where stark inequalities and implicit biases continue to widen the racial wealth gap.
Culture is Currency
Our origins are rooted in the legacy of HBCUs, which forged opportunities for us in a time when our country would not. Though anchored in that intention, they (like us) extend our support to America's often overlooked populations, including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and undocumented immigrants. We know that innovation lies here - and it been untapped and ignored for far too long. We are a Black and women-led team that's lived the work we advocate for. Our experiences drive our commitment and urgency, and we believe solutions must be led by the community that is impacted.
Nothing matters more than our people.
Meet The Team
Hadiyah MujhidFounder & CEO
Chelsea RobertsPartnerships and Community Engagement
Charlton CunninghamPrograms and Special Projects
Lavonya JonesHBCU Fellowship Manager
Cynthia Lopez-DixonChief Administrative Officer
LaVaughn JonesOperations Coordinator
Jorge M. TorresDean, Yale University
Austin ClementsInvestor, Grid110
Megan Holston-AlexanderPartner, A16Z
Terik TidwellInnovation Dir, Johnson C. Smith University
Jonathan JacksonCo-Founder, Blavity