Hope Global Forum Hosts First Women’s Pitch Competition with MasterCard and Square

Recently, Atlanta was the site for Hope Global Forum to host the first women’s entrepreneurial pitch competition for nationwide upstart businesses. Along with financial institutions MasterCard and Square, the turnout to pitch new and existing ideas was a long-awaited forum. What made it especially timely was MasterCard has recently launched a new initiative based on the United Nations fifth Sustainable …

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Impact Magazine’s Women Celebrates Men At Honorary Dinner in Atlanta

Recently, Impact Magazine @IMPACTMAGAZINE hosted the 1st dinner celebrating a special selection of men who were the epitome of what men of color represented. It was the women of Impact Magazine’s way of showing appreciation of an image that has surely been under-represented. It was more than just a social event as far as dinners go. It was actually a …

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Chris Tucker and John Hope Bryant Lighten Up the ‘Hope Global Forum’

“The opposite of positive relationship capital is if you hang around nine broke people, you’ll be the tenth. If you hang around nine engineers, you’ll be the tenth.” Comedian and entrepreneur Chris Tucker has a handle on finances. John Hope Bryant @JOHNHOPEBRYANT can hold his own comedically. It’s an odd juxtaposition considering they are good friends, so maybe it’s through …

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Sports, Entertainment Ownership is ‘Hope Global Forum’ Focus in Atlanta

“If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.” – Jesse Jackson Job creation and financial growth are marketable in all facets of industry. Including and especially the wide industry of sports and entertainment. That was a topic the HOPE Global Forum tackled during its annual summit in Atlanta. Though you may think it an odd pairing …

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‘Hope Global Forum’ Ignites Small Business Entrepreneurs from Successful Industry Leaders in Atlanta

This year’s HOPE Global Forum annual meeting was timely and added not only inspiration but initiative and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs in general. The yearly event never fails to disappoint and is considered the global leader for financial dignity. So it’s not unusual to rub elbows with such luminaries as Bill Clinton, John Hope Bryant (founder, Chairman …

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Pro Baller Desmond Ferguson Turns Moneyball Sports Clothing Line Into Winner

It’s been quite a long, learned and laborious path from playing ball in Detroit to owning and designing a sports clothing line that is a dream come true. That’s exactly how it happened to Desmond Ferguson @ IAMMONEYBALL, who has put time in with the Portland Trailblazers and the Charlotte Bobcats. But for the last 15-years, he has cultivated his …

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