Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) programming focuses on preparing bright and talented students to become future entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Open to all students at HBCUs and member-school PBIs, I&E provides opportunities for students to expand their networks and get feedback on their entrepreneurial career goals and aspirations through programs and initiatives that complement their classroom learning.
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Moguls In The Making

Detroit, MI 

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) programming has teamed up with Ally Financial to find the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We’re looking for the greatest young minds, who think critically, creatively and are passionate about solving problems. TMCF and Ally Financial will select 10 HBCUs or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to participate in the Moguls in the Making competition. Of the ten schools selected to compete, five students from each school will make up their team and represent their institution. This four-day* business competition will be both challenging and rewarding to you! Students will be tasked with developing solutions to economic problems facing various industries and then pitch their ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Program Dates: October 2 - 7, 2024

(*October 2 and October 7 will be travel days)

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

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Chevron Energy Innovation Summit

Houston, TX

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) programming in partnership with Chevron Corporation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Chevron Energy Innovation Summit!  This exciting event is a  three-and-a-half-day case competition covering design-thinking, business modeling and pitch instruction. Chevron Technology Ventures will host panel sessions focused on careers and innovation in energy. Winners will receive scholarship awards and all participants will have the opportunity to meet with Chevron executives and senior leaders. This year, a feature of onsite interviewing has been added.  In the past, we have offered one full-time position and three internship offers to summit participants.
 
This program is now accepting applications from full time students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) who are innovative and entrepreneurial-minded.


Program Dates: August 5-9, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

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So. Ambitious HBCU Pitch Tour

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Put your skills to the test in this educational experience for the ambitious HBCU student on their entrepreneurial journey! Turn that idea into a business by applying below.

Program Dates, Locations & Deadlines:

Alabama State University | April 12-14, 2024
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Participants must participate in the full weekend programming in order to participate in the pitch competition!
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Moguls In The Making

Detroit, MI

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) programming has teamed up with Ally Financial to find the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We’re looking for the greatest young minds, who think critically, creatively and are passionate about solving problems. TMCF and Ally Financial will select 10 HBCUs or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to participate in the Moguls in the Making competition. Of the ten schools selected to compete, five students from each school will make up their team and represent their institution. This four-day* business competition will be both challenging and rewarding to you! Students will be tasked with developing solutions to economic problems facing various industries and then pitch their ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Program Dates: October 2 - 7, 2024

(*October 2 and October 7 will be travel days)

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
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Chevron Energy Innovation Summit

Houston, TX

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) programming in partnership with Chevron Corporation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Chevron Energy Innovation Summit!  This exciting event is a  three-and-a-half-day case competition covering design-thinking, business modeling and pitch instruction. Chevron Technology Ventures will host panel sessions focused on careers and innovation in energy. Winners will receive scholarship awards and all participants will have the opportunity to meet with Chevron executives and senior leaders. This year, a feature of onsite interviewing has been added.  In the past, we have offered one full-time position and three internship offers to summit participants.
 
This program is now accepting applications from full time students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) who are innovative and entrepreneurial-minded.


Program Dates: August 5-9, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
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So. Ambitious HBCU Pitch Tour

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Put your skills to the test in this educational experience for the ambitious HBCU student on their entrepreneurial journey! Turn that idea into a business by applying below.
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