Changing Trends in the Funding Landscape for Black-owned Business
Understanding multi-dimensional funding trends and available funding is daunting.
Join NACCE as we hear from experts in the finance and funding industry who will discuss funding trends -- specifically for Black entrepreneurs – related to loans and venture investments.
By the end of this session, you will be able to answer:
- How have funding options for black entrepreneurs changed in the past two years?
- How might an entrepreneur know if their business is ready for funding?
- How can community colleges and higher education institutions help?
Lenwood V. Long
President & CEO
Alliance of CFDI CEO's
Rev. Dr. M. Keith Daniel
Owner, Madison Consulting Group
Managing Partner, Resilient Ventures
About our Speakers:
Lenwood V. Long, Sr., is the President/CEO of the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, a coalition of CEOs of Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) loan funds, credit unions, and venture capital funds representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Alliance members are united in their commitment to social and economic justice for African American communities.
Rev. Dr. M. Keith Daniel, owner of Madison Consulting Group, LLC. (MCG) and Co-founder/Managing Director for Resilient Ventures, LLC. Resilient launched in 2019, invests in African American entrepreneurs. Resilient Fund I closed at $3.475M. In 2021 invested $825K in six companies. MCG is devoted to community flourishing through consulting that leads to transforming outcomes for individuals and institutions striving for the greatest common good.