This week, EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is
excited to announce major developments in two of its core initiatives: the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Regional Innovation Strategies Program.
Some major corporations say they have trouble finding, recruiting and
retaining minority candidates. So Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams
came up with Jopwell which is a platform that lets companies connect with and
recruit minority candidates for internships and jobs. Here, we caught up with the duo who started their early careers on Wall Street.
A consortium of people of color doing business in the same
community with the clever catch phrase, entrepreneurial enclave, is a
key element in creating black wealth says small business advocate Kevin
Wortham. As the director and co-founder of a nationally revered program
that guides teens into owning their own businesses, Wortham is at the
forefront of forming commonwealths that are chock full of minority-owned
As CEO of Mino Enterprises, Jazmin Truesdale has several businesses under her belt. One is an entertainment company, Aza, through which Truesdale has created a business model centered around what women and girls told her they wanted: superheroes for girls. Here, she tells TNJ.com of her plans to develop Aza into a global brand for women's entertainment.
Entrepreneur/philanthropist Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede has accomplished a
lot. She has an impressive resume and an
even more impressive lists of accomplishments. Amazingly, she still finds time to run her own business. Here, we caught up with the CEO of Yetunde Global Consulting, LLC., a management consulting
firm that specializes in leadership development and training,
organizational management and business branding.
Charles A. Archer has made a career out of helping others. A lawyer, author, speaker and entrepreneur, he is the
CEO/co-founder of The THRIVE Network, a 501(c)(3) based in Brooklyn,
which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and
their families in New York City and New Jersey.