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This past weekend, 10 teams from five different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) came together for the “Moguls in the Making” competition!

​Starting Friday and ending Sunday evening, selected teams of students from HBCUs nationwide came together at the Microsoft regional headquarters, to plan, develop and present business plans, tackling education, employment and real estate issues in the city.

​With a panel of judges including Big Sean and Andrea Brimmer from Ally Financial, the opportunity was open to students from the following participating schools:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Howard University
  • Jackson State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University

With over 500 initial applicants, the competition was narrowed down to just 50 students from the 10 aforementioned HBCUs, and throughout the weekend, students participated in educational workshops and breakout sessions that further enlightened them on financial literacy, idea pitching and building a successful business model.

At the competitions closing event, Big Sean announced that the students representing Florida A&M University were the winners of this year’s Moguls in the Making competition. Each of the winning five students were awarded a $5,000 scholarship, MacBook Air computers and internships at Ally Financial.

The Sean Anderson Foundation cannot thank Ally Financial and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund enough, for making the Moguls in the Making competition a wonderful learning and growing experience for so many deserving students!