As one of the first ever graduates of the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs Funding & Mentoring Program, our CEO Charlie Fyffe was invited to present one of the awards at the Be Next – I AM Young, Black, & Gifted event during the 2012 BET Awards Weekend. The event, hosted by 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, was put on to highlight the nations NEXT generation of rising stars in politics, education, business, community, and entertainment. First on the stage:
Charlie’s speech highlighted his journey as a young entrepreneur as well as his experience working with 1oo Urban Entrepreneurs. The second part part of the speech highlighted a very special young entrepreneur that he grew up with, Vic Hill, President of 100 Black Men and CEO of We Function LA. After the story, Charlie honored Vic Hill with the Be Next award for service to the community:
Following speeches by the other honorees, Charlie went on to do some networking and taste tests:
Devon Franklin, VP of Production at Sony / Columbia Pictures
Draya Michelle, Star of Basketball Wives LA and Owner of Mint Swim
She chose the Belgian Blondie (White Chocolate)
We had an amazing time being a part of this celebration and we are looking forward to participating in more community oriented events!