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Invest Fest Returns with a Bang: Announcing the Inaugural Nipsey Hussle Business Grant



Invest Fest is making waves this year with an exciting new addition: the inaugural Nipsey Hussle Business Grant. Featuring a $100,000 Invest Fest Pitch Competition, this event promises to be a game-changer for aspiring entrepreneurs.

A media release from Invest Fest stated, “Our journey has introduced us to remarkable individuals who chart their course with unwavering purpose and commitment to excellence. Now, through our partnership with Microsoft and The Marathon, we’re poised to award $100,000 to one outstanding entrepreneur to fuel their business ambitions.”

Submit Your Business for a Chance to Win

Entrepreneurs are invited to submit their business ideas to compete in this prestigious competition. The top four finalists will be able to present their pitches on the main stage of Invest Fest 2024, vying for the grand prize. We are eager to uncover the depths of your entrepreneurial endeavors and help bring your vision to life.

The Neighborhood Nip Foundation: Continuing Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy

Established in 2019, the Neighborhood Nip Foundation aims to extend Nipsey Hussle’s legacy by inspiring the community through initiatives that benefit underprivileged youth. Most recently, the foundation served as an official charity partner for the 2024 LA Marathon, with over 65 participants completing the 26.2-mile race. Funds from this event are dedicated to the rebirth of the Nipsey Hussle Plaza, located at 3420 W. Slauson Ave., the original site of The Marathon Store in Los Angeles, CA.

The renovated site will serve as a community center for elementary through high school students, offering programs ranging from academic studies to music and studio access. Led by foundation staff and community volunteers, the center will provide exclusive access to The Marathon Store, free haircuts at Steve’s Barbershop (named after Hussle’s childhood friend and business partner, Stephen “Fatts” Donaldson), and more. The Neighborhood Nip Foundation is slated to open its doors in 2024, continuing Hussle’s mission to aid and encourage youth to reach their highest potential.

Application and Notification Details

All Nipsey Hussle Business Grant applications will be reviewed after the posted deadline. Successful applicants will be notified via email by August 16th, 2024. Notification is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with all the terms and conditions outlined in the competition rules.
For more information and to submit your application, please visit the Invest Fest website. Link to the rules of the competition here

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