Inspiring entrepreneurship at HBCUs.

The HBCU Founder’s Program provides students and alumni at HBCUs with access to the financial and advisory resources necessary to develop technology-enabled businesses.

On March 18th, we hosted the Meet the Founders event to introduce the companies and founders selected to participate in the HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program. The 8-week program provided the founders with $10k cash investment, dedicated advisory support, mentorship, over $1M worth of service provider perks and discounts, and the opportunity to pitch their companies to a panel of investors.

On July 29th, we host the HBCU Founder’s Summer Accelerator Showcase in San Francisco where the companies had an opportunity to showcase their startups and the tremendous progress they’ve made over the past couple of months.

Watch the Showcase pitch videos and learn more about the companies below. To learn more about the HBCU Founder’s Program click here.

Meet the HBCU Founder’s Summer Acceleration Program Companies and Their Founders. is a digital health platform that rewards people of color for increasing their health literacy and interactions with clinical trials.

Gerard Charlot

Morgan State University

Trevor Alexander

Morgan State University

GABA is a career development platform and peer learning community that matches students aspiring to STEM and health careers to peer support services based on their learning preference and desired career.

Candice Blacknall 

Morehouse School of Medicine

The HBCU HUB App is the world’s first app to connect students to admissions recruiters at HBCUs. With their HBCU Matchmaker and many other digital resources, the HBCU Hub App helps students navigate the application process from start to finish. Everything offered on the app is at no cost to incoming students because their mission is to build technology that closes the opportunity gap.

Jonathan Swindell

Grambling State University

Mel X Studio is a gamified social learning platform that helps GenZ’ers learn entrepreneurship.

Jovante Ham

Prairie View A&M University

Darsha Carter-Ham

Texas Woman’s University


Monocle is a collaborative e-reader designed to organically connect the global community of readers through shared perspectives.

Leslie Winston

North Carolina A&T State University

Nex Cubed Announces Franklin Templeton as a Founding Partner for HBCU Founder’s Program.

Now Open App reduces the financial barriers experienced by business owners, underbanked, and unbanked customers and employees.

Imani Hinton

North Carolina A&T State University

Ajané Hinton

Florida A&M University

Theia.AI leverages machine learning and human analysis to offer codeless solutions that enable DoD and commercial organizations to quickly create and deploy models that help them reduce blind spots.

Gerald Bellot

The University of the Virgin Islands

Aaron Bellot

Colorado State University


Bull AI is a data platform that integrates AI into the finance sector by providing financial research tools to individual investors for stock market and financial sector research purposes without the brokerage aspect.

Naveed Mian

Howard University

Ahmad Karim

University of Maryland

Trameter is a cross-platform application that uses your budget and preferences to create personalized travel packages in under a minute.

Perewari Pere

Lincoln University

Victoria Polk

Cornell University

Nex Cubed selects inaugural class of HBCU Founders to participate in Summer Acceleration Program.

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.