Up and coming Ally moguls get a ‘master class’ in entrepreneurship

Detroit natives Orza Robertson II and Edward Brown Jr. started playing baseball together when they were 6 years old. Two weekends ago, the now college-age friends competed against each other for a $20,000 college scholarship.  Robertson attends Hampton University and Brown attends Alabama State. They reunited Sept. 15-18 as participants […]

Moguls in the Making is an entrepreneurship education program that is provided to students that attend 15 historically Black colleges and universities.

Detroit natives Orza Robertson II and Edward Brown Jr. started playing baseball together when they were 6 years old. Two weekends ago, the now college-age friends competed against each other for a $20,000 college scholarship.  Robertson attends Hampton University and Brown attends Alabama State.

They reunited Sept. 15-18 as participants in a program called “Moguls in the Making,” where they pitched business plans for a chance to win the scholarship, and possibly get a lead on a job opportunity.

“What interested me the most was, I would say the name,” Brown said. “I see myself as a young mogul.”

The Detroiters were among other students who also attend historically Black colleges and universities who got a chance to win a scholarship and an entrepreneurship education.

The program, presented by Ally Financial, the Sean Anderson Foundation and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, is in its fourth year. Ally Financial hosted the 60 students this year at its Charlotte, North Carolina, office. 

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