Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms
In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year. A key supporter was Marlon Nichols, a founding partner at Culver City, CA-based Cross Culture Ventures. With Nichols’ help, Mujhid created the first of what may become a series of online courses about venture financing and other entrepreneurship topics. They also widened the base of VC firms that will mentor Venture Capital Fellowship students this year to include Oakland, CA-based Kapor Capital; two San Francisco firms, 500 Startups and Indie.vc, as well as Cross Culture Ventures. Read the xconomy article.