Not confined by a scholarship, The Black Burdell, Inc. focuses on creating a community of minority student entrepreneurs through various events, workshops and online resources. “One of the toughest aspects of being a student entrepreneur is knowing what you don’t know,” Johnson (who also happens to be Mr. Georgia Tech) says, “we aim to crowdsource the knowledge of fellow entrepreneurs and not only teach current and aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their passion into a paycheck, but to also be a support system for one another.”
Georgia Tech entrepreneur, Michole Washington, credits The Black Burdell on influencing her to start her company, Afrimetic. “The Black Burdell’s workshops and resources were without a doubt an influential part of making my company… The support and motivation was needed and The Black Burdell stepped onto Tech’s campus right on time!” Washington added, “Afrimetic was just a blemish until The Black Burdell told me I could change the face of entrepreneurship.”For more information on The Black Burdell, Inc. or their Cultivating Entrepreneurs Scholarship, contact The Black Burdell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founders (from left to right) Johnson, Miller, and Sanders. Photo: The Black Burdell
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