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The Guide to Allocating Equity Grants

The Guide to Allocating Equity Grants

The concept of equity isn’t new. For decades, public and private companies have used stock options (also known as RSUs) to recruit, motivate, and retain employees. Equity compensation, on the other hand, has become increasingly important in terms of hiring, keeping, and aligning incentives for all employees, not just senior leaders.

This is taking place for a variety of reasons:

Original story by https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/11/a-startup-founders-guide-to-allocating-equity-grants/

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Black Girl Ventures scores a slam dunk!

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Sherry Bell, founder of “Black Girl Ventures” announced the news on Twitter in August 2021. In a tweet, she wrote, “We are happy to announce that @blackgirlventures will be working with the @nba to create BGV NextGen.”

The BGV NextGen Program was designed with the next generation of Black and brown entrepreneurs at HBCUs around the country in mind. The mission will continue to battle as long as it exists.

The original story covered by https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-girl-ventures-to-activate-entrepreneurial-dreams-for-hbcu-students-new-partnership-and-nextgen-program/