Breaking Down Barriers to African American Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday, June 30th the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame hosted a webinar conversation on how to break down systemic barriers around African American entrepreneurship. More specifically, our panel of speakers discussed what barriers exist for Black entrepreneurs (and why); what needs to be done to increase Black entrepreneurship; how models of Black entrepreneurship might look different from what traditional models expect; and how Notre Dame, other universities, investors, politicians, and attendees of the webinar can support these efforts now.

This webinar featured:

Philip Gaskin, vice president of entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 
G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School
Andrew Welters, CEO and partner at 5Lion Ventures
Bryan Ritchie, the vice president and Cathy and John Martin Associate Provost for Innovation at Notre Dame.

Originally published by Nicholas Swisher at on June 23, 2020.

June 30, 2020

BusinessLaw and PoliticsIDEA CenterBrian RitchieAfrican AmericanRacial JusticeRaceBA of NDBusinessMarcus ColeEntrepreneurshipAlumniDiversityMendoza College of Business

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