Jaylon Smith’s MEI
A watershed 2010 report by business intelligence company CB Insights identified that only 1% of venture capital-funded startup founders were African-American. If black and brown communities across America are going to thrive, entrepreneurship is required to beat poverty and create pathways to prosperity.
Through his newly created Minority Entrepreneurship Institute (MEI), Jaylon Smith is advancing minority entrepreneurship through three strategies:
- Financial Assistance
- Strategic Planning
MEI focuses on closing the economic and education gap for minorities, and providing hope for minority communities that have the wrong image of themselves; i.e., “We’re more than just athletes and entertainers.”
Dallas Cowboys star Jaylon Smith sat down with NBC’s Morgan Radford to talk about his passion off the football field. He shares details about his Minority Entrepreneurship Institute, which connects investors with minority-owned investment opportunities. Click here to watch.
Texas Venture Pitch Showcase 2020
Click on the Apply Now button below to complete your application to be considered to pitch your business or social enterprise at the Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute Showcase competition at the Omni Frisco hotel in Texas on July 10, 2020. You can also choose to be one of the investors in the event by clicking the Invest Now button.