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James Oliver Jr. Creates A Co-Founder Matching Application That Reduces Unconscious Bias

James Oliver Jr. wants to make it easier for entrepreneurs to find co-founders.

Jul 20, 2023

Morehouse Alum Starts Foundation to Empower Black ParentPreneurs With $10K Grants

Since the start of the pandemic, Black businesses have faced detrimental circumstances in terms of having the support to navigate this difficult time. In March of this year, Morehouse Alum James Oliver, Jr. took it upon himself to help Black businesses and families. To do so, he decided to start the ParentPreneur Foundation to empower Black people to be the best parents and entrepreneurs, providing funds, tools, resources, and social capital. View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Oliver, Jr. (@trepdad) Four months later, Oliver is continuing his mission and giving $10,000 grants away to ten Black ParentPreneurs thanks to a $50,000 seed grant from renowned venture capitalist Brad Feld, a press release reports . Black entrepreneurs are often excluded when it comes to getting funding for their businesses, which is largely attributed to the racial disparities that exist in our economy. “Black people don’t have the same resources as many of our white ParentPreneur...

Aug 6, 2020