In SummaryMichael B. Jordan and Serena Williams are partnering together to award an HBCU student or graduate a $1 million prize for the Startup Pitch Competition.
Actor Michael B. Jordan and tennis superstar Serena Williams are partnering up to shine a light on historically Black college and university student entrepreneurs with a $1 million prize, according to AfroTech.
The two launched the Startup Pitch Competition intending to inspire promising young entrepreneurs who may not have the chance for these opportunities.
Jordan’s Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic competition gives HBCU alumni and students the space to have their business proposals and innovative concepts pitched for the opportunity to win seed money. The contest is currently open and accepting applications.
Judges for the competition will select three finalists who will have the chance to pitch their idea to the Serena Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, Harlem Capital and Cake Ventures investment firms.
The winner of the competition will be declared on Dec. 18 during TNT’s broadcast of the HBCUs college basketball showcase, which will feature Howard University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T University and North Carolina Central University.