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Black Entrepreneurs Day Brings in Six Million Viewers


If you didn’t hear about Black Entrepreneurs Day, it was a an event curated by Daymond John, the founder and CEO of FUBU and co-stare of ABC’s show “Shark Tank” in partnership with Chase for Business. During the live-stream the winners of the $250k grants, awarded by the NAACP were also announced. The winners were:

The 10 Black-owned small business winners of the NAACP Powershift Grant are:

Grant Winner Business Location Presenting Brand
VINATERÍA New York, NY Chase
Black and Mobile Philadelphia, PA Yappa
Cupcake Collection Nashville, TN The General
JAS Atlanta, GA UPS
J’s Breakfast Club Gary, Indiana Pepsi
Clevtech Houston, TX Cisco Webex
Get Laced Los Angeles, CA Shopify
Distinct Tax Consulting Morrow, GA Quickbooks
SpenDebt St. Louis, Missouri Robinhood
Candy Connection Middletown, Delaware Jim Cramer

The event created a platform for celebrity black business owners like Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Ice T and others to share their own business stories in a one on one discussion with John. There were also live performances from Chance the Rapper, Questlove and DJ Diesel.

If you did miss out, just know this was the inaugural event. John in planning to hold the event again in 2021.

Original Article: PR Newswire

Image Credit: blackentrepreneursday.com

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