Black Founders: Ideas are Worthless!
It’s an unspoken rule across the landscape of entrepreneurship and investing: Ideas are worthless. Ironically, it’s not the idea that wins investment and compels an angel or venture capital investor to write a five-, six- or seven-figure check. It’s the founders in whom the investors are making a bet. And it’s the capacity of the founders to execute an idea that draws attention, not simply the idea itself.
Of course, the idea must be innovative and potentially disruptive. But the idea won’t execute itself.
The Ideas Are Worthless conference is a forum to connect, educate, and inspire every attendee towards execution.
Hosted by Black Founders Startup Ventures, the conference connects a diverse group of emerging tech companies and investors with a focus on taking action.
The founding team of Black Founders is made up of four entrepreneurial friends who met in San Francisco and wanted to create an organization that would empower entrepreneurs and provide founders with access to advice, mentorship, and funding.
The Black Founders mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology.
Black Founders goal is to create an ecosystem that stimulates tech entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth in the community.
Black Founders vision is to develop global programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and encourage shared resources and knowledge.
Black Founders organizational structure includes two separate organizations, each with a unique focus.
- Friends of Black Founders is a charitable organization (501c3 is in process) and operates our educational programs and conferences.
- Black Founders Startup Ventures is a separate for-profit venture with a focus on startup financing.
Black Founders produced the IDEAS ARE WORTHLESS conference in:
- New York City (April 2012)
- Atlanta (June 22, 2012)
Watch the Black Founders video. Be inspired. Take action.