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Jumpstart Nova Closes $55M Oversubscribed Fund To Invest In Black Founded Healthcare Companies

In a press release, Jumpstart Nova has announced that it has closed a $55 million oversubscribed fund to invest exclusively in Black founded and led healthcare companies nationwide. Jumpstart Health Investors (JHI) were joined by global institutions such as Eli Lilly and Company, HCA Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Atrium Health, Henry Ford Health System, LHC Group, Meharry Medical College, and American Hospital Association. The fund was launched alongside partners Bank of America, Pinnacle Financial Partners, FirstBank, Ingram Industries, Truxton Trust, and Vanderbilt University. “We’re excited about the potential of Jumpstart Nova and to serve as one of its strategic health care partners,” said Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, President, and CEO of Meharry Medical College, according to a press release. “Particularly, in the world of health care, the small percentage of minority-founded and led businesses—5 percent—is almost reflective of the percentage of Black physicians practicing in...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 12, 2022

Diverse Representation, Southern University Partner For First-Of-Its-Kind Bootcamp For HBCU Students

To combat the racial gap in professional athlete representation, Diverse Representation and Southern University Law Center will host a two-day immersive Sports Agent Bootcamp for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The event — which takes place Feb. 4-5, 2022 — and will be hosted at Southern University’s campus in Baton Rouge, LA. Students can look forward to featured panels and sessions hosted by industry leaders and top companies including Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Vanguard Sports Group, Independent Sports & Entertainment, and more who will cover a variety of topics such as “Recruiting and Managing Clients,” “Representing the Peak Professional Athlete,” and “Maintaining Integrity as an Agent.” “Our inaugural Sports Agent Bootcamp will allow students to engage and network with highly trained and experienced sports agents that will offer the inside scoop on the industry and its emerging trends,” said Marla Dickerson, Associate Vice Chancellor of...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 6, 2022