FUBU Founder Daymond John Announces Black Entrepreneurs Day
Written by BET on October 6, 2020
Founder and CEO of FUBU and co-host of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John, has introduced the forthcoming Black Entrepreneurs Day celebrated with a stay streamed occasion on Oct. 24. The particular occasion is an intersection of enterprise and leisure whereJohn may have one-on-one conversations with Black enterprise leaders and trade icons.
Black Entrepreneurs Day will embody “Sport Changer Conversations,” which can embody one-on-one interviews hosted by John and co-hosted by Angela Yee talking with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J, and extra. Probability The Rapper and Questlove can even take the stage for stay performances.
Black Entrepreneurs Day, introduced by Chase for Enterprise, can be meant to offer steering and inspiration to the subsequent era of entrepreneurs, lots of whom are getting into unsure financial occasions. A $175,000 “NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant” has additionally been introduced funded by the occasion’s companions, Chase for Enterprise, The Basic Insurance coverage, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, Yappa, and Robinhood to assist get new ventures off the bottom.
Black entrepreneurs and small enterprise house owners throughout the nation are inspired to use for the NAACP Powershift grant here. Functions are open by means of Oct. 12.
“2020 has been a difficult 12 months for a lot of, however has additionally created large alternatives for folks all through the nation to rise as much as be heard,” John stated an official press launch. “I teamed up with Chase For Enterprise to create Black Entrepreneurs Day with the intention to have a good time small companies and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives me and so many others. The folks and companions who’ve signed on to take part with me on this occasion are a testomony for the necessity to create change throughout the Black neighborhood.”
Broadly-known for his standard life-style model, FUBU, John turned a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product gross sales. His success later produced two New York Occasions best-selling books, The Energy of Broke and Rise and Grind. As a Presidential Ambassador for International Entrepreneurship underneath the Obama Administration, John additionally celebrates being one of many unique Sharks on the entrepreneurial present Shark Tank.
Investing in Black-owned companies is vital to driving job development and financial alternative throughout the nation,” stated Christopher Hollins, Managing Director, Chase Enterprise Banking. “By way of packages like Advancing Black Entrepreneurs, we’re giving house owners the instruments and recommendation mandatory to arrange their enterprise for long-term success, one thing that’s particularly vital at this time.”
The historic live-stream occasion will take kick-off on October 24th at 7 PM EST.