Industry News – February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

70 Million People Are Counting on This Social Entrepreneur to Succeed
In the U.S., more than 180,000 businesses are founded or operated by forcibly displaced people. The Refugee Investment Network works to bridge the gap between investors and a growing ecosystem of refugee entrepreneurs.
Source: Forbes

New Voices Fund Teams Up With MVMT50 To Empower Black Women Entrepreneurs
MVMT50 has joined forces with SheaMoisture and the New Voices Foundation to host PITCH BLACK, a pitch competition for Black women that will award up to $100,000.
Source: News One

Capital One Offers Free Business Credit Reports
Capital One has announced the launch of Business CreditWise, an online tool that enables U.S. businesses to check their credit profiles in real time without any cost or impact on a company’s credit rating.

Black Enterprise Returns to Charlotte With an Event to Move Black Businesses ‘FWD’
Black Enterprise announces its premier summit for African American entrepreneurs and black businesses will make a return engagement in Charlotte as a new, tech-driven event under the banner “FWD.”
Source: Black Enterprise

Capital for Minority, Women Entrepreneurs Increases But Still a Struggle to Access
The amount of capital available to aspiring entrepreneurs has risen in recent years, but according to a new report commissioned by the New Economy Initiative, there are still barriers to accessing it.
Source: Crain’s Detroit Business