How local BANDWAGON Founder, Harold Hughes found success with Google and other Minority Entrepreneurs

By June 8, 2017News, Story

When Google set up shop in Durham, North Carolina, two years ago, one of the first major moves the Silicon Valley tech leader made was to create new funding, networking and mentorship opportunities for minority entrepreneurs in what was quickly emerging as the “startup capital of the South.”

In partnership with American Underground, a leading Bull City coworking space (and one of nine Google For Entrepreneurs hubs in North America), Google hosted a weeklong immersion program it called “Building and Funding the Best Black Led Startups.” Part of the Google For Entrepreneurs Exchange series, the goal of the intensive immersion program was to “bridge the gap between startups, experts and new markets.” A dozen startups were selected to participate in the initiative from a pool of more than 160 applicants from across the globe.

One of them was Harold Hughes’s company.

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