MBKA Spark Entrepreneurship Day at SXSW

powered by Values Partnerships


My Brother's Keeper Alliance is continuing the mission of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Young Men of Color From Cradle to Career.

Entrepreneurship has the power to solve problems, change lives, and transform communities.

On March 12, 2017 My Brother's Keeper Alliance and Values Partnerships are hosting a day of programming at the SXSW Festival focused on supporting the spark of innovation in boys and young men of color.

MBK Spark Pitch Competition

In a first of its kind event, boys and young men of color with pitch their businesses for the chance to win $50K in capital and prizes.

Businesses pitched will impact one of the 6 MBK focus areas:


Shark Tank Casting Call

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC's Shark Tank focused on bringing more diverse voices to the show. Entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses for the chance to be on Season 9 of ABC's Shark Tank.

Pitch Your Business


Connect with entrepreneurship resources in the Atlanta area