Inspiring the pursuit of entrepreneurship.

At Nex Cubed, we’re committed to locking arms with entrepreneurs and organizations that share our belief that having a diversity of ideas and perspectives is both the right thing to do and good for business. In fact, more than 50% of the Nex Cubed portfolio is led by female or minority founders.

Through partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Nex Cubed is engaging rising students and recent alums across multiple HBCUs interested in developing business concepts within Digital Health, FinTech, PropTech, and EdTech.

Social determinants such as Real Estate, Education, Financial Services, and Digital Health are in desperate need of systemic reform that technology can help enable.

About the program.

Nex Cubed is currently seeking students and recent alums from HBCUs across the U.S. that are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship to join us this Fall for our HBCU Founder’s Program. The program launches this Fall with a series of virtual workshops and panel discussions featuring industry experts from the Digital Health, FinTech, PropTech, and EdTech sectors.

Following the workshops and panels, students will be invited to pitch their business concepts during ideation sessions in early 2021.

The students with the most promising business concepts across all of the ideation sessions will be invited to participate in the two-month HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program. Each winner will receive $10,000 to cover the cost of participating in the program as well as technical resources to develop an MVP.

At the culmination of the HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program, students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors. The winners selected will be invited to participate in the Nex Cubed 4-month acceleration program which includes an initial capital investment in their startup and dedicated advisory support.

Program Timeline.

LEARN (Oct-Dec 2020):
Virtual Workshops and Panel Discussions w/ Industry Experts

Oct 29
– HBCU Founder’s Program Kickoff Session (Click here to Register)
Nov 12 – FinTech Panel
Nov 19 – EdTech Panel
Dec 3 – Digital Health & Wellness Panel
Dec 10 – PropTech Panel

IDEATE (Jan-Feb 2021):
Ideation Sessions, Applications Open/Pitch Business Concepts

LAUNCH (June-July 2021):
Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program

What you get.

$10k in cash plus:


8-week program in the heart of Silicon Valley (or virtual/safest option).


Dedicated Subject Matter Expert Advisor.


Mentorship from world-leading innovation minds.


Access to Nex Cubed’s Investor Network.


Opportunity to pitch to panel of Investors.


Over $1M worth of service provider perks and discounts.


Lifetime support and access to the Nex Cubed ecosystem.

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Join us.

Please sign up below to join the inaugural Nex Cubed Founder’s Program. The program will include virtual workshops, panel discussions, business ideation sessions, and an opportunity to be selected to participate in the Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program in the Summer of 2021.

Please note that participation in the online sessions will be a factor in the Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program selection process.

Nex Cubed announces HBCU Founder’s Program: First startup accelerator in support of all HBCU students and recent alumni nationwide.

In the news.

HBCU Program Manager and Spelman Grad Featured in Atlanta Inno.

December 10th, 2020

Nex Cubed’s HBCU Founder’s Program featured in Urban Geekz.

December 2nd, 2020

HBCU Program Manager & Spelman Grad Featured in Hypepotamus.

December 2nd, 2020

Have questions?

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