Daily Pay Proudly Participates in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Future of Technology Event ‘The Pitch’
DailyPay Provides Coaching to 100 Young Entrepreneurs from HBCUs and Judges the Final Round
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/2/2022, 11:53 a.m.
DailyPay, the industry-leading technology platform that's disrupting the financial system, was honored to partner and play a meaningful role in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) ‘The Pitch’ event. The week-long event took place at Winston-Salem State University where 100 of the best and brightest students at America’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) were tasked with developing solutions to business, social or educational problems and pitch their ideas on the final day to a panel of expert judges including entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, venture capitalists, and other investors.
“Thanks to sponsors like DailyPay, our students were able to benefit from the insight and investment of technology professionals who are fully committed to the next generation of tech talent. Making more than a financial commitment, the team from DailyPay spent the time to personally connect with students and directly impacted their learning and development,” said Thurgood Marshall College Fund Chief Development Officer, George Spencer. “On behalf of TMCF’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Division, I thank every member of the DailyPay team and look forward to continuing to partner as we create engaging educational opportunities for our students.”
Gabrielle Tavasti, DailyPay's Senior Manager of Brand Strategy, and Ed Addison, Account Executive with DailyPay, coached the student teams on strategic tactics including how to execute a pitch and market their innovative products. DailyPay Corporate Development Executive Jelani Harris was a notable student speaker delivering an inspirational speech about his career journey and "failing forward."
In the closing ceremony, DailyPay Vice President of Product Dar Miranda was among the honorary judges in the final closing round to crown ‘The Pitch’ winner. The seven students of the winning team “Phoenix,” presented via mytaverse and developed an innovative solution to handle data privacy.
“It was an absolute honor to be among such innovative young entrepreneurs and judge the final round of The Pitch,” said Miranda. “These students only had one week to familiarize themselves with each other and develop a product from the ground up in just a matter of days – this is incredibly impressive and inspiring.”