Changing the HBCU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with $10.7 Million

Providing Support to Small Business Owners

HBCU Seed is an early-stage venture capital and private equity firm that provides seed funding and support for HBCU Student, Alumni, Faculty, & Staff Businesses. We aim to fund, support, and encourage entrepreneurship in HBCU students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our non-profit organization, HBCU Seed Foundation, provides these small business owners mentorship, service, resources, and opportunities. Our objective is to raise and invest $10.7 million to change the entrepreneurial ecosystem in HBCU’s.

Business Registration – HBCU students, alumni, and current/former faculty and staff, click here to pre-qualify for funding for your small business


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Click ‘Apply Now’ below to become a HBCU Seed Investor


Click ‘Partner Now’ below to become a HBCU Seed Sponsor or Donor

1 %
1 %
of surveyed Black entrepreneurs face challenges because of lack of capital
1 %
of HBCU’s can partner with HBCU Seed
1 %
of African Americans between ages 25-40 have student loans

Meet Our Team

Terrel “T-Time” Davis
- Chief Executive Officer

Venture Capitalist | Serial Entrepreneur | Philanthropist

Terrel “T-Time” Davis was born to be an entrepreneur. Before he graduated from Oakwood University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management, he started his first business “T-Time Management”, a tax accounting firm. He has taken his passion for food, finances, and real estate and founded successful companies in various arenas. He loves to serve his community by creating new opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. During his down time, you can find him flying planes, skating, and traveling.

Janna Peterson
- Executive Director

Philanthropist | Social Entrepreneur | Metal Health Advocate

Janna is the brain behind 57 North Hampton, a mental health advocacy nonprofit that strives to teach fun, creative and positive coping strategies to children and teenagers. She has spoken to school boards and at conferences, (including the National Stop Girl Bullying Conference), and hosted play shops, workshops, and parties throughout the United States. She also authored and illustrated the children’s book ‘The Little Girl with the Too Big Hair’. When she has free time, Janna enjoys playing the piano, drawing, ice skating, cooking, and naps.

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