Advocating for creative communities, start-ups, and entrepreneurs since 2004
Headquartered in South Dallas Vertex Equity Partners, LLC provides tools, resources, and capital to stimulate entrepreneurship and strengthen entrepreneurship education. We have a full-service business resource center located at our South Dallas campus. We host workshops and conferences designed for both start-up founders and seasoned business owners.
What we believe - Entrepreneurship is a great first career option, an excellent career pivot, and the best platform to guarantee generational wealth
How we support - prepare start-up founders, infuse seed capital, provide scholarship funds to student entrepreneurs, existing business operators, and niche market local businesses
Where we invest- enterprises founded by women of color, aspiring first-time entrepreneurs, small business owners, teen entrepreneurs, and college students considering entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
Our firm specializes in developing startups from idea (hypothesis) to business model generation with the goal of seeding an organization positioned to scale.
Whether you’re a musician, designer, engineer, or small business owner, we will not only develop your idea or small business into a viable, scaleable, and repeatable business model, but we’ll also help build or expand your customer pipeline.
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
5787 S Hampton Road, Ste. 115 Dallas, TX 75232
Areas of Focus
Investment capital | equity capital
Vertex Investment Capital for Entrepreneurs (V.I.C.E) capital and equity investment for inventory, business model restructuring, expansion, and acquisitions to support niche businesses with non-traditional founders or enterprises operating within cottage industries
Vertex Mergers & Acquisitions structured and strategic consolidations and acquisitions for well positioned enterprises poised for greater market presence, competitive advantage, and industry domination
Vertex VC leveraged equity investment for tech-based startup ventures
Vertex Private Business & Investment Bank private lending and equity investments for targeted small businesses
fundraising & scholarships for entrepreneurs
“How can a college student borrow more than $200,000 to fund an education for a prospective job or career opportunity but can’t borrow even $20,000 to fund a great business idea?”
NorthStar Scholarship Fund events, projects, and ongoing activities to seed scholarships for N.I.C.E. startup founders and enterprises
Start-up | business development support
NorthStar International Center for Entrepreneurs (N.I.C.E.) full-service resource and training facility for start-ups and small businesses. Complete with classrooms, conference center, media lab, and A/V studio. On-site staff include; tax, accounting, marketing, copy and legal professionals
NorthStar NqB8 10-week launch pad designed for non-traditional founding teams of 5 to pursue an idea, build a testable hypothesis, prepare a pitch, compete for seed capital, and launch a scalable start-up
Vertex U training tools, resources, and networking for small business owners and their leadership teams.
Green Soul Food innovative food growing technologies and healthy food sourcing for communities classified as "food deserts"
Garvey Travel & Tourism international travel and tourism experiences tailored for the Global Majority
NorthStar Trading Post international import/export dealer
Vertex FinTech investments in financial focused tech apps and enterprises
Carver GreenTech investments in green technologies and enterprises delivering household cost-saving solutions
Drive-Time University 3-dimensional audio books recordings of classic writings from black authors with supporting sounds effects, music, and characters. We introduce the text to new audiences and to keep the listener fully engaged during the readings
Everyday Beautiful licensed lifestyle dry-goods and brands designed by our community of fine artists to celebrate the unapologetic self-expression of the global majority
HOTLUNCH Design Agency full-service end-to-end lifestyle design agency that merchandises and licenses original artist designs into luxury and museum quality dry goods
Vertex Real Estate Holdings residential and multi-family real estate investments focused on undervalued and under-performing assets in targeted communities and neighborhoods
Third Plane [3P] investment in cannabis technologies, enterprises, industry supplies, and medical innovation
Medina Park retail, mixed-use, residence, hotel, family outdoor activities, sports, and entertainment centers with majority A-A anchored businesses, interests, and control “Welcome to Wakanda” 10-25 centers around the US
NorthStar Digital Library online repository and platform hosting on-demand audio performances of classic written books, plays, speeches, lectures, interviews, and rare audio recordings.
Maroon Media in-house digital media services and content creation lab and studio
School Daze monthly weekend college workshop for black college bound students and their families
Brown Bag Power Lunch semi-monthly subscription supported career building conference call
Money & Marriage semi-monthly weekend finance boot-camp for couples
Vertex Money University monthly 12-hour weekend workshop designed to maximize wages, eliminate consumer debt, and position working folks for active and passive investments
NorthStar Side Hustle University 2-day workshop to create multiple streams of income to supplement your day job.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.
For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice.