Daymond John wants to give Black business owners a boost. The FUBU founder and CEO, who also co-stars on the show Shark Tank, plans to bring expert advice directly to entrepreneurs through an upcoming free livestreamed event.
Black Entrepreneurs Day is set to start at 4 pm PST on Saturday October 24, 2020. The agenda includes one-on-one conversations with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Jamie Foxx, and LL Cool J about their entrepreneurial journeys. In addition, Daymond John will speak with serial entrepreneur Robert Johnson, Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton, JP Morgan Chase’s Brian Lamb, and Elicia Azali, chief revenue officer at the General Insurance.
A panel called “Bridging the Digital Gap” showcases resources for entrepreneurs, according to Black Enterprise.
“The event will offer guidance and inspiration to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs,” Black Enterprise reported. “Plus, it will provide $175,000 in bottom-line financial support via its ‘NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant’ created in partnership with the NAACP. The funding is expected to be broken into seven grants totaling $25,000 each.”
For today’s Plug In South LA Beat, our ongoing curation of must-read innovation and tech news, we’re checking out the lineup for Black Entrepreneurs Day and marking our calendars:
Photo: Daymond John. Credit: Black Entrepreneurs Day on Facebook