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Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator Premiere Night 2021

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Calvin F. Williams, Jr.

Freeman Capital | Founder & CEO

Kimberly Wilson

HUED | Founder & CEO

Haafiz Abdurrahim

RiftPay | Co-Founder & CEO

Travis Holoway

SoLo | CEO

Chad Johnson

Tip a ScRxipt | Founder & CEO

Craig Schedler

Managing Director | Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Abim Kolawole

VP, CX Integration & Promoting Journey | Northwestern Mutual

Immortal Girlfriend

Milwuakee Musicians & gener8tor Music Alum

Evamarie Schoenborn

President & CEO | Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

Carol Grunberg

Vice President, Money Movement eXperience | Northwestern Mutual

Jeff Sippel

Vice President of Client Experience | Northwestern Mutual

Jason Von Bergen

Director of Field Strategy Development | Northwestern Mutual

Jackie Mejia

gBETA Medtech Director | gener8tor

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We are a nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator that brings together startup founders, investors, corporations, job seekers, universities, musicians and artists. The gener8tor platform includes more than 75 programs spanning startup accelerators, corporate programming, speaker series, conferences, skills accelerators and fellowships. gener8tor believes that everyone deserves opportunities, regardless of race, place or gender. And that is what we consider our mission.

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Freeman Capital

A suite of financial planning tools for underserved communities.


Healthcare engagement solution addressing needs of the Black & Latino populations.


The easiest way to pay with others


Online community allowing members to request and fund short-term needs.

Tip a ScRxipt

A last-dollar payment solution for prescription expenses


A concierge accelerator program.

Northwestern Mutual

Our version of financial planning helps you do what matters most, with the ones who matter most, today and every day after.