Black Founders Development Program launched by Accenture to provide investment, mentorship, community and support

According to a recent study, black founders of companies receive less than 1% of all venture capital funding, which in the U.S. alone, totaled approximately $130 billion. A Kauffman Foundation analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that 28% of Black entrepreneurs’ profits were limited by lack of access to capital. Accenture has launched the Black Founders Development Program, and the Black Founders Development Fund. Kathryn Ross, Open Innovation Global Lead and Black Founders Development Program Lead at Accenture is my guest.

TALK with AUDREY-Bill Theofilou, senior managing director at Accenture Strategy

Millennials VS. Boomers: Analyzing Consumer Shopping Behavior

When making purchases both large and small, today’s American consumer is looking beyond product price and quality. They’re also taking into account what a brand says, what it does and what it stands for, and ultimately buying from companies that have a strong purpose that aligns with their personal values and beliefs.

Accenture Strategy’s latest Global Consumer Pulse Research surveyed nearly 8,000 American consumers to gauge their expectations of brands and companies today. My guest is senior managing director at Accenture Strategy, Bill Theofilou.

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