Get ready to take control of your future.
Why we exist - to provide tools, resources, and capital to entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds
What we believe - Entrepreneurship is a great first career option and an excellent career pivot
How we Support - educate and prepare start-up founders, infuse seed capital, provide scholarship funds to both student entrepreneurs and existing business operators, and invest in niche market local businesses
Where we invest- enterprises founded by women, aspiring first-time entrepreneurs, small business owners, teen entrepreneurs, and college students considering entrepreneurship as a viable career option
School Daze monthly weekend college workshop for black college bound students
Brown Bag Power Lunch semi-monthly subscription supported career building conference call
Money & Marriage semi-monthly weekend finance bootcamp 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
Vertex Crowdfunded VC global community investment in projects, events, and assets for the greater (good) and public trust
NorthStar Scholarship Fund events, projects, and ongoing activities to seed scholarships for N.I.C.E. startup founders and enterprises
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
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 Start-UP 10 week course 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 FinTech investments in financial focused tech apps and enterprises
Carver GreenTech investments in green technologies and enterprises delivering household cost-saving solutions
HotLunch Design Agency full-service end-to-end lifestyle design agency that merchandises original artist designs into luxury and museum quality dry goods
Vertex Real Estate Holding Co residential and multi-family real estate investments focused on undervalued and non-performing assets in targeted communities and neighborhoods
Vertex Private Business & Investment Bank private lending and equity investments for targeted small businesses
Green SoulFood innovative food growing technologies and healthy food sourcing for communities classified as "food deserts"
Garvey Travel & Urban Tourism international travel and tourism for non-traditional American travelers
NorthStar Trading Post international import/export dealer
Third Plane [3P] investment in cannabis technologies, enterprises, industry supplies, and medical innovation
Small Business Resources
Vertex U tools, resources, and networking for small business owners and their leadership teams.
Vertex Investment Capital 4 Entrepreneurs capital and equity investment for inventory, business model restructuring, expansion, and acquisitions supporting niche local businesses with non-traditional founders
Vertex VC leveraged equity investment for tech startup ventures
As far as we can tell, you have one opportunity to be who you were created to be, to speak in your native tongue, about that which tickles your soul and keeps us talking about you... why shouldn't you gift it to your fans and foes, alike?
Do art, live life, and love without conditions
— Hashim Malik-Bey