Improve access to investment capital for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs by expanding venture capital networks to include Black and Hispanic university student and alumni networks.
HBCUvc is increasing racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital by creating equitable access to investment capital for entrepreneurs of color. It hosts a fellowship program in venture capital for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions. The fellowship provides venture capital fundamentals training, experience, and mentorship, and it strategically builds relationships between the venture capital industry and minority-serving institutions. By increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the venture capital field, HBCUvc will foster a new wave of entrepreneurship that is inclusive and equitable.
Hadiyah Mujhid is the Founder and CEO of HBCUvc, a nonprofit organization that educates and trains black and Latinx students in venture capital and high-growth entrepreneurship to create racially equitable economies. She leads HBCUvc with her experience as a software engineer, startup founder, and social impact entrepreneur. Previously, she wrote software that launched satellites into space, bootstrapped many startups, and created a nonprofit for black technology entrepreneurs—which reached 10,000 global community members. Hadiyah’s work has been recognized by Forbes, Blavity, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Black Enterprise, and Handelsblatt. She is a 2018 SOCAP Scholar and one of Essence magazine’s 100 Most Woke Women of 2018. Hadiyah received her MBA from Drexel University and a BS in computer science from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically black university. Hadiyah is a 2019 Echoing Green Fellow.
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