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Congresswoman Alma Adams Hosts Small Business HBCU Roundtable (203 hits)

House Small Business Committee Vice Ranking Member Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a Small Business Committee Roundtable to explore the resources Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) need to successfully develop entrepreneurs and to ensure the success of alumni small businesses. The House Small Business Committee will be examining the role the Small Business Administration plays at universities and their outreach to HBCUs. Additionally, Committee will also be reviewing the public/private partnerships HBCUs have cultivated in order to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of their students and alumni.
WHO:
Host Members:
- House Small Business Committee Vice Ranking Member Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC)
- Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)

Witness List:
- Talib Graves-Manns, Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Shaw University
- Awamary Khan, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Shaw University
- Dr. Kevin L. James, Interim Dean for the College of Business and Economics, North Carolina A&T State University
- Mr. Omar Muhammad, Director, Entrepreneurial Assistance and Development Center (EDAC) at Morgan State University
- Chad Womack, United Negro College Fund (UNCF) National STEM Director
- Eric Watson, President/CEO, Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)
- Shelly Bell, Founder/CEO, Black Girl Vision
- Naomi Brown, Founder/CEO, STAR Enterprises, Inc.

WHAT: Small Business Roundtable: HBCUs and Small Business

WHERE:
Washington, DC

WHEN:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:00PM or immediately following votes
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Tuesday, October 31st 2017 at 4:43PM
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