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pitch: A Competition for Black Student-Founders (Day 1)

Apr 8

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:10pm

Pitch A Competition for Black Student Founder April 8-9, 2021

Duke University and North Carolina Central University are excited to invite student-founders and recent alumni to an exciting opportunity to meet Black founders, connect with motivated investors, and win cash prizes. Make plans now to join us on April 8-9, 2021 for pitch: A competition for Black student-founders, an event that is intentionally designed to help reduce the barriers and friction to connecting with investors and experts. During pitch, student-founders and recent alumni from across the US will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses to investors who are committed to investing in Black founders and Black-led high-growth businesses. Agenda for Day 1 11:00am - 11:10am Welcome and Opening Remarks from Dean Bill Boulding, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business 11:10am - 12:10pm Fireside Chat with Grant Hill, Charles Whitfield, and Fred Whitfield. Moderated by Keisha Williams, Director of Marketing, North Carolina Central University School of Business. Grant Hill, Duke alumnus, NBA Naismith Hall of Fame, Co-owner, Atlanta Hawks Charles Whitfield, NCCU alumnus, Co-founder, Hidden Beach Records Fred Whitfield, NCCU alumnus, President, Vice Chairman, Minority Partner, Charlotte Hornets