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EVOLVE Mentoring in partnership with Shaw University’s Career Development Center is host a HBCU Entrepreneurship Summit on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The EVOLVE HBCU Entrepreneurship Summit is an informative and engaging event for high school and college students to encourage their entrepreneurial spirit by cultivating skills on the fundamentals of business ownership. With engaging panels, workshop tracks for STEM, nonprofit/social entrepreneurship or for profit industries and a “Shark Tank” style competition; you don’t want to miss this. Come rep your school pride, network with world class entrepreneurs and learn how you can be a part in economic development of your community. See you at the Summit! REGISTER NOW!!
EVOLVE HBCU Entrepreneurship Summit Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines
You will have no more than 3 minutes to deliver your pitch.
Include in your pitch your name, your location, and your background.
Share your business mission and products and services.
Who is your target market or customer?
State your current progress towards your plans.
What do you need to get there?
This is your chance to sell your story and get others to invest in your dream, spread the word or provide support.
This is your chance to practice the ASK!
Tips for your pitch
- Keep it succinct and simple!
- Show your passion for your business plans!
- Be clear about what you will accomplish with your business.
- Remember that your pitch is meant to inform, engage and market.
- Demonstrate your belief in your success by using confident language like, “I will” and “We can.”
To APPLY: You must be a current college student or recent graduate (no earlier than May 2015) and you business has to be in the Start Up phase (1st year, but no older than 3 years in operation). Submit a 3 minute pitch video and 1-page double spaced 12 point font proposal narrative of your idea and why you think we should pick you for the Shark Tank Competition!!
We encourage all people to come whether your proposal is chosen or not.
Submissions are due by Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to HBCUSummit@evolvementoring.orgParticipants whose proposals are accepted will be notified by Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Help us celebrate our 5th anniversary at our Inaugural Jazz Brunch fundraiser. Join us and our host Valonda Calloway , former host of My Carolina Today, to enjoy an afternoon of live jazz, visual art, and complimentary tapas brunch & mimosas. The VIP Lounge reception includes an open bar all in celebration and support of EVOLVE Mentoring. The theme for our celebration is meant to honor the Harlem Renaissance so, we are requesting that all guest in attendance attendance and dressed in their Sunday best. Come have fun, be entertained, and be a part of the solution. All contributions are tax deductible. Early Bird tickets available now
School is out, but BOOST is in session: REGISTER NOW: Https://goo.gl/S7WTrL
Shout out to our partners and friends at Partners for Youth Opportunity for featuring us and our mentees in their newsletter for our Woman of the Year award!!
EVOLVE Mentoring sited in the Durham Herald-Sun for our commitment to financial literacy education for youth!
EVOLVE Mentoring Founder, Tolulope O. Omokaiye, MBA, named 2016 Emerging Leader Woman of the Year by Spectacular Magazine!!
Join us for the second annual EVOLVE Summit at North Carolina Central University’s Alfonso Elder student union on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Music by K97.5′s Wade Banner and Brian Dawson, awesome workshops with PNC and Tru Access, panels with area young professionals and even a interactive keynote college chat with Shanti Das, The Hip Hop Professional. Register NOW!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Founder, Tolulope O. Omokaiye, MBA for being honored as Spectacular Magazine’s 2016 Emerging Leader Woman of the Year!! Big thank you to everyone who voted!!!
Don’t miss the FANTASY Masquerade party Halloween night Saturday, October 31st at the Power Plant. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to EVOLVE Mentoring. Come party with a cause… BUY TICKETS NOW!!
We had an Evolutionary time at the 2014 EVOLVE Summit! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and most for all our amazing youth!!
Sept. 15, 2013 We are excited to partner with ACT and The Imperium Group on the Fantasy: All Black Affair for NCCU 2013 Homecoming. Come out and party for a cause. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to EVOLVE Mentoring Incorporated to help further our mission. Got to LOVE that!! See you there!!
May 15, 2013 Salute to our mentee, Starkera Barnes, is a Proud alum of NCCU! CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation. We’re proud of you!!
March 30, 2013 Our first magazine feature!!! We are grateful to be honored in the women’s empowerment issue with such awesome ladies!! Check out The Session Magazine’s March/April issue featuring our Founder and EVOLVE Mentoring Incorporated. First of many!!
March 28, 2013 We are truly HONORED to have our Founder, Tolulope O Omokaiye MBA, speak at the Heels of A Woman: Developing Leaders Conference at North Carolina Central University!! Very grateful for the request and opportunity… Learn more about this awesome conference for young women at www.heelsofawoman.wordpress.com ….#EaglesUP!!
March 17, 2013 HAPPY 2 YEAR EVOLVERSARY!! Here’s to MANY MANY more years of service. TO THE EVOLUTION!!
Jan. 31, 2013 EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc. is having an introduction mixer at Beyu Caffe – (335 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701) on February 4th at 7:00pm for any young professional interested in mentoring, volunteering or just showing support. Come mix, mingle, network, socialize and discuss ways we can work together to better equip young college students for the world they face after graduation.
Dec. 11, 2012 EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc’s Annual Purple Champion Group Shoe Box Gala Silent Auction Items!! Come ready to bid!!: CIAA weekend party passes for 2 courtesy of Dynasty 5 Dinner for 2 passes courtesy of Chef Kabui and Organics and Sound Photo shoot courtesy of DKJ Photography Original Painting courtesy of Local Artist Candace Earth-Seed Gift Boxes courtesy of Lush Gift Basket courtesy of Sephora
Oct. 10, 2012 EVOLVE will be hosting a straight talk town hall meeting with the Young Democratic and Young Republicans on Wednesday, October 17th from 7 – 9 pm at NCCU in the Alfonso Elder Student Union. Our goal is to give the students a chance to discuss the Vice-Presidential debate from October 16th and early voting on October 18th. Join the conversation. And don’t forget to check you voter registration status at http://t.co/MLuxokg9 !! Make sure your status is up to date!
Sept. 26, 2012 Today EVOLVE will be receiving a grant from Wells Fargo for our work in the community. Headed to the awards breakfast and I’m very honored and grateful. Thank you to all the young professionals, partners and mentees that make our work possible!
Sept. 14, 2012 EVOLVE is excited to me a proud sponsor of North Carolina Central University’s the 1st annual 40 Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala
Aug. 28, 2012 EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc. will be hosting our campus kick off block party on the campus of NCCU on Thursday, August 30th at 10:40 Break!! Come learn more about us, meet our partners and be a part of the solution. GET EVOLVED! Hope to see you there!!
June 15, 2012 Wells Fargo will be sponsoring EVOLVE Mentoring for our “efforts to make a difference in the community” and donating a $1000 GRANT to our program!! Thank you, Wells Fargo!!
May 5, 2012 Off to EVOLVE for Humanity and build a home with our mentees for Habitat for Humanity!! #Evolutionaryminded
April 13, 2012 We hosted another great workshop with our mentees, this time on Professional Development. Shout out to everyone who came out to participate in the “What to Wear?! / Speed Networking” event and to the Durham Chamber of Commerce for hosting us!!! Thank you ALL for being a part of the solution!!
Jan. 24, 2012 CALLING ALL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!! Do you feel like you were ready for life after graduation? If you could do it over again, are there things you would do differently? EVOLVE is giving you an opportunity to allow young adults to learn from your experience. EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc. is having an introduction mixer at Beyu Caffe – (335 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701) on January 30th at 7pm -for any young professional interested in mentoring, volunteering or just showing support. Come mix, mingle, socialize and discuss ways we can work together to better equip young college students for the world they face after graduation.
Dec. 11, 2011 BIIIIGGGG THANK YOU to all the people who came out to the Purple Champion Annual Shoebox Gala!!! The night was SUCH a success and its all due to you and your generosity!! Thank you for the mountain of toys donated and to everyone that showed OUT in our silent auction!!
Dec. 1, 2011 EVOLVE would like to take the time to thank all the sponsor of the silent auction being held at the Purple Champion Hospitality Group Annual Shoebox Gala this Saturday at the Duke University North Pavilion for 7 -12am (tickets are $10 for 1 & $15 for 2 in advance)!! Thank you to Mrs. Leah Gibson’s Mary Kay, Sephora, Lush Products, Massages by Myra, Dare Photography, Radisson Hotel of RTP and TM Nail Spa!! Thank you for all your support.
Nov. 20, 2011~ EVOLVE will be hosting a silent auction at the The Purple Champion Hospitality Group Annual Shoebox Gala on December 10, 2011 at Duke University’s North Pavilion. The annual event is held in conjunction with The Durham Parks & Recreation Department to provide toiletries, toys, and other necessities for less fortunate children. COME SUPPORT A GREAT EVENT FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!
Oct. 19, 2011~ We are excited to announce the EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc. pilot program will be kicking off in the Spring Semester for the students of North Carolina Central University! Teaching life skills to young adults… Its kind of a big deal!