The Carolina Small Business Development Fund and Shaw University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center held their third annual Black Entrepreneurship Week on Sept. 16- 20. The program aims to capture the strength of diversity in entrepreneurship. More than 20 free sessions were planned, including workshops, panels, networking events and keynotes.
Danya Perry, Wake County Economic Development’s director of Equitable Economic Development, served on the judge’s panel. Danya said supporting black entrepreneurship is a “critical piece” of smart economic development.“This is our community, and we want to make sure our business community is representative of our community. That’s why it’s a critical piece.”
Read more about Black Entrepreneurship Week here.