Michael B. Jordan and Serena Williams to Award $1 Million to HBCU Entrepreneurs

In Summary

Michael 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. 

RELATED: Ironbound Boxing Creates Champions in the Inner City of Newark, NJ

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. 

RELATED: Granddaddy’s Skillet Is Cooking Up Soul Food in Honor of Black Business Month

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.  

Latest in HBCUs

MARCH on The CW Network


The CW Gets in Formation With HBCU Band Culture in ‘MARCH’ Docuseries


BNC Road Trip Experience: First Stop the Top of the Hill at Howard University


HBCU Leadership Urges Senate To Pass Build Back Better Bill


Harris-Stowe State University Awarded $2 Million From United Health Foundation


2022 HBCU All-Star Game Watch List Announced for Inaugural Contest


‘Highest Level of Excellence’: BNC Takes Journey to Howard University


Dillard University Receives $5 Million for Civil Rights, Other Internships


Morehouse Teams Up With Google To Create Tech To Combat Police Bias