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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.

Source: PYMNTS.com


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


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