The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program has teamed up with Ally Financial and the Sean Anderson Foundation to find the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds among publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
We’re looking for the greatest young minds, who think critically, creatively, and are passionate about solving problems. TMCF will select ten publicly-supported HBCUs to participate in this competition. Of the ten schools selected to compete, five students from each school will make up their team and represent their institution.
This two and a half day business competition will be both challenging and rewarding to you! Students will be tasked with developing solutions to economic problems facing various industries, and then pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges comprised of entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, venture capitalists, and other investors. In past years, prizes winners of our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs have walked away with an opportunity to attend Apple’s WWDC conference, Leadership Exchange Study Abroad Scholarship, Macbooks, and iPads to name a few.
- Enrolled full-time in an accredited TMCF member-school
- Must be in good academic standing with no disciplinary infractions
- Willing to grow and learn in a collaborative environment
- Demonstrates the ability to work well on a team
- Interested in learning how to develop or expand an entrepreneurial mindset
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Dates: March 29-31, 2019
Application Deadline: February 3, 2019