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MIKE BROWN, GIVING BACK WITH GAMING

Former safety Mike Brown is giving back in an interestingly and powerful way. Gaming has taken the forefront of modern entertainment amongst youth and adults alike.

Whether hand held device, console or cable and internet the ability to control your experience with unlimited capabilities and access have become the cornerstone of modern living. Even activities like gambling, sports gambling in particular have become increasingly popular.

Mike Brown, the former football star and scholar decided to focus more on his philanthropic duties after leaving the game only to notice the staleness of fundraising and had a hard time getting to venture capitalist who weren’t just interested in his football career.

Combining sports betting with fundraising Brown created “Win-Win” A company that allows athletes to engage with their fans by creating tournament and betting events. Proceeds to support the athletes various charities.

This is an interesting concept in that it allows the common folk to interact with the favorite athletes far beyond the tell of fantasy competivlty for a good cause.

Visit here to read more….

https://moguldom.com/211577/former-nfl-player-mike-brown-combines-giving-and-gaming-to-build-something-new-for-fans-and-donors/amp/

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CHINEDU ECHERUO

Much like Virgil Abloh Nigerian “Serial” entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo uses his creativity and imagination to create ideas and innovations for the future.

In 2005 he founded “Hopstop” a travel app that helps people navigate public transportation all around the world. He recently sold his idea to Apple for $1Billion dollars!

He also sold another one of his travel ideas,  to USA TODAY, one that generates leads for travel businesses. And he has more. Serial entrepreneurialship helps us use our ideas to shape the future.

“Individuals empowered by imagination and information can solve virtually any problem” -Chinedu Echeruo

For more info:

https://www.mindmeet.us/pub/chinedu.echeruo/ml

 

 

1ST BLACK STUDENT AT OL’ MISS

On this day October 1st 1962 James Meridith became the first Black student admitted to the university of Mississippi.

After protests from whites against integration got destructive then  President John F Kennedy ordered the national guard to intervene. Protected and escorted by the National guard James Meridith started his journey to a political science degree a year later

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