The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Access To Capital For Black Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT
Location: GoToWebinar (link provided with registration)

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Seke Ballard
Founder & CEO
Good Tree Capital



Derrick Collins
Dean for the College of Business
Chicago State University

Access to capital is key to wealth generation and business growth, yet people of color have faced disproportionately higher hurdles than their White counterparts in securing the resources necessary for successful entrepreneurship. Barriers like elevated interest rates, higher fees, biased investors and loan denial are just a few examples of how Black entrepreneurs have been excluded from economic prosperity. But what if you could rethink financial equality by building a system on merit and metrics, basing loans exclusively on financial and operating data, to make unbiased decisions? Founder and CEO of Good Tree Capital Seke Ballard has done exactly that, building a proprietary algorithm while revolutionizing the way investments are made.

Join Ballard in conversation with Derrick Collins, Dean of Business at Chicago State University, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19.The two will discuss wealth creation opportunities, reliable and equitable sources of capital for Black entrepreneurs and the role fair access to capital plays in bridging the economic divide between Black and White founders.

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