Funding Black Founders: A Conversation with Rodney Sampson of OHUB

Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Data shows that diverse founding and executive teams outperform by 30% yet these founders receive less than 5% of venture funding. OHUB has joined forces with Rise of the Rest, Morgan Stanley's Multicultural Innovation Lab, and the 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund to help close that funding gap. Specifically for Black founders outside of Silicon Valley, NYC, and Boston. Join us for a conversation with Rodney Sampson, founder of Opportunity Hub, about funding Black founders and building inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. 

About OHUB: Opportunity Hub co-founded in Atlanta in 2013 by Rodney Sampson as a follow up to the highly successful book, Kingonomics, and large scale conferences in Atlanta as well as D.C., is the leading technology, startup and venture ecosystem building platform created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable access to the future of work, Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond as a path to multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth. Learn more at

About Rise of the Rest: Since 2014, Revolution's Rise of the Rest (ROTR) team has traveled to more than 40 cities, including Birmingham, to better understand startup communities outside of the coastal tech hubs firsthand, holding a $100K pitch competition in each city. Learn more at

To learn more about the pitch competition and apply, visit:

Our moderator for this conversation will be Carmen Mays, Founder & CEO of Elevators on 4th. Which you can learn more about here:


  • Rodney Sampson

    Rodney Sampson

    Opportunity Hub

    Founder | CEO

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  • Moderator

    • Carmen Mays

      Carmen Mays

      Elevators on 4th

      Founder | CEO

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    Thursday, Oct 22
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

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