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 Health, Financial Services, Housing, and Education 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 a series of virtual workshops and panel discussions with 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 and hackathon sessions in Spring 2021.

The students with the most promising business concepts across all of the ideation and hackathon sessions will be invited to participate in the two-month Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s 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 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.

Sept – Dec 2020: Virtual Workshops and Panel Discussions w/ Industry Experts
Jan – Mar 2021: Ideation and Hackathon Sessions, Pitch Business Concepts
Apr 2021: Applications Open
Summer 2021: Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s Program

What you get.

$10k in cash plus:


8-week program in the heart of Silicon Valley.


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.


Access to office space in NYC, San Francisco, and San Diego.


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 let us know if you are interested in receiving more information about virtual workshops, panel discussions, the ideation and hackathon sessions, and the Founder’s Program.

Please note that participation in the online sessions will be a factor in the Founder’s Program selection process.

Have questions?

Contact us.