HBCUvc is increasing racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital by creating equitable access to investment capital for entrepreneurs of color. It hosts a fellowship program in venture capital for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions. The fellowship provides venture capital fundamentals training, experience, and mentorship, and it strategically builds relationships between the venture capital industry and minority-serving institutions. By increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the venture capital field, HBCUvc will foster a new wave of entrepreneurship that is inclusive and equitable.
Hadiyah Mujhid is the Founder and CEO of HBCUvc, a nonprofit organization that educates and trains black and Latinx students in venture capital and high-growth entrepreneurship to create racially equitable economies. She leads HBCUvc with her experience as a software engineer, startup founder, and social impact entrepreneur. Previously, she wrote software that launched satellites into space, bootstrapped many startups, and created a nonprofit for black technology entrepreneurs—which reached 10,000 global community members. Hadiyah’s work has been recognized by Forbes, Blavity, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Black Enterprise, and Handelsblatt. She is a 2018 SOCAP Scholar and one of Essence magazine’s 100 Most Woke Women of 2018. Hadiyah received her MBA from Drexel University and a BS in computer science from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically black university. Hadiyah is a 2019 Echoing Green Fellow.