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Big Sean, the Sean Anderson Foundation, Ally and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund have partnered, to offer an exciting new competition geared to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Over the course of one weekend this spring, selected students from public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will have the opportunity to represent their schools and compete against other student entrepreneurs. The team-based competition will take place during March in Detroit – a city that knows the true value of entrepreneurial grit.

In a dynamic team setting, students will develop and pitch a full business plan to a panel of judges, including Big Sean, a model entrepreneur (and a Detroit native). There is going to be some healthy competition – but that’s entrepreneurship.

Throughout the weekend, each student will also gain exposure to real-world business tactics and be mentored by some of our best Ally associates.

So – do you know any future entrepreneurs?

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is searching all 47 of its publicly-funded HBCU member-campuses nationwide to identify the top ten schools to compete in the weekend-long experience. A total of fifty students – five from each of the ten selected schools – will be chosen to represent their schools and compete against their peers.

To apply for this opportunity students must be

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited public Thurgood Marshall College Fund member-school
  • In good academic standing with no disciplinary infractions
  • Willing to grow and learn in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well on a team
  • Interested in learning how to develop or expand an entrepreneurial minds.

Read more about the program and how to apply on Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s website: