ICYMI: 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Gary Vee, Charlamagne Tha God, & More Celebrate A3C Festival & Conference 15-Year Anniversary

A3C 15 Year Anniversary In Atlanta

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2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Gary Vee, & More Celebrate A3C Festival & Conference 15-Year Anniversary

 

This past week A3C Festival & Conference celebrated their 15-year anniversary with a slew of events, panel discussions, concerts and more. Before the festivities commenced, A3C announced their new ownership group – The Gathering Spot, Paul Judge Media Group and Atlanta’s own hip hop icon – 2 Chainz.

A3C 15 Year Anniversary In Atlanta

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The festivities jumped off on Tuesday night with a live performance honoring the 20th Anniversary of iconic rap artist Yasiin Bey’s,‘ Black on Both Sides’ album. Sprite brought the Fader Fort to Atlanta, Pink Sweat$ and Lion Babe hosting as headliner for R&B night. Because the party never ends, Atlanta United hosted the official A3C Kickoff Party at The Gathering Spot later that night.

Wednesday at The Fader Fort, guests gathered at Center Stage for their ‘Women in Hip Hop’ concert headlined by our fave hottie Megan Thee Stallion, CHIKA and Tokyo Jetz. 

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Girls On Fire: Fearless Fund Launches $5 Million Dollar VC Fund Fueling Women Of Color Owned Businesses

Fearless Fund x Black Women Business

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Fearless Fund Launches $5 Million Dollar VC Fund Fueling Women Of Color Owned Businesses

The Fearless Fund invests in women of color-led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level, or series A funding. With a mission of bridging the gap in venture capital funding for women of color founders building scalable, growth aggressive companies, Fearless Fund is built by women of color for women of color. Since its recent initiation, the Fearless Fund has hosted pitch competitions at Facebook Headquarters & Spanx Headquarters with brand partners such as Coca-Cola, UrbanSkinRX, Bumble and more.

Fearless Fund x Black Women Business

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Serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, angel investor, best-selling author, and marketing expert (what can’t she do) Arian Simone, spearheads this initiative alongside our beloved actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. The fund has seen so much support from its advisors: Opportunity Hub CEO, Rodney Sampson, and The 22 Fund Managing Partner, Tracy Gray. Early investors in the fund include the young Black Mogul herself, Marsai Martin (Black-ish), and many more notable individual and institutional investors.
Fearless Fund is proof that women of color are founding and growing businesses that drive strong returns for their investors while multiplying the number of women of color who are investors. 2017 and 2018 reports showed little-to-no growth in the amount of funding allocated toward WOC-led businesses. It’s time that we have positive numbers to report in terms of VC funding for WOC-led businesses. Fearless Fund is the key—the game-changer.
For more information on the Fearless Fund, visit www.fearless.fund.