Jody Rose ( in photo ) is the President of the New England Venture Capital Association and a HACK.DIVERSITY cofounder.
Great companies to know
construction management - JANEY COMPANY
A black-owned OPM or owners project manager specializing in building construction and managing projects from soup to nuts. Their impressive portfolio has that WOW factor. JANEY COMPANY recently built and opend a new Teen Center in Mattapan. The firm has erected structures for NorthEastern University, Whittier Health Clinic, Mattapan Community Health buildings, hotels, office parks and more. Call JANEY at (617) 267-6200. view their impressive portfolio online at www.janeyco.com.
CPA Accounting - Sambookolo, CPA
A black-owned professional accounting and CPA licensed firm lead by principals who do the work and sign off on your financials. They are representing for profits, non profits, individuals with tax return needs and corporations. Sambookolo and Associates CPA LLC is an expert auditing firm and conducts contract compliance auditing and other forms of sophisticated auditing for Fortune 1000 sized firms. Learn more online at www.sambookolo.com
The top cities in America to start a business in have a few attributes that make them stand out and they are: 1) A large number of seed capital and angel investors exist. 2) There is plenty of networking going on: meetups, business plan competitions, accelerators, incubators, workshops, workspaces and virtual offices. 3) They have a critical mass of entrepreneurs, consumers and suppliers.
So how is it going for the entrepreneur of color in Boston? The answer varies for it depends on who you ask. There is plenty of money to go around to all but MONEY may not be the first thing you need. A USAToday reporter discovered that 16% of the nation's millennials age 23-37 have at least $100,000 saved in their bank account.