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Spelman Senior Wins $25K Grand Prize For Her Recycling System Startup

Making her Historically Black College proud, Spelman senior Inglish Hills has won the grand prize at BearWay Capital’s HBCU (Historically Black College and University) New Venture Challenge for her recycling system startup Save Cycle. Created by five graduates from Morgan State University, the challenge launched on Aug. 1 to address the inequities in funding between HBCUs and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), AfroNews reports. The top 21 HBCUs around the nation were given a platform to share their business concepts covering 11 industrial sectors along with four rounds to make their case for the grand prize of $25,000. Hills was one of three finalists competing until the announcement of the winner on Nov. 20.

Dec 3, 2021