What does it take to disrupt barriers to access to capital for people of color and shift who ultimately gets to grow and build wealth? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation with ecosystem builders and capital providers about how increasing investments in founders and fund managers of color can help address racial wealth gaps.
Opportunity Hub (OHUB) is the leading future of work, startup entrepreneurship, early stage investment and multi-generational wealth creation for everyone, everywhere. OHUB is an official diversity, equity & inclusion partner of South by Southwest (SXSW).
This March, we joined OHUB in Austin for their signature program, HBCU@SXSW, where African American, Pan Asian, and Latinx students are sponsored to gain immersive exposure, interactive learning opportunities and direct access to paid summer internships and early career roles.
Rodney Sampson, the founder of OHUB, welcomed us to HBCU@SXSW, where we met and interviewed professionals and executives of corporations focused on operationalizing racial equity. The interviews are featured in this podcast series, “Planning for the New Majority: A collection of stories from OHUB@SXSW19.”
Our second episode, “Capital Formation” features:
- Rodney Sampson from Opportunity Hub
- Tiffany Moore, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
- Brandon Andrews from Values Partnerships;
Listen to learn more about interesting approaches to increasing visibility of the capital stack available for people of color, and the role that philanthropy can play in de-risking investments in black and brown founders and fund managers.