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Jan. 31, 2017 4:02 pm

Why Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship wants ‘more attention paid’ to older students

Resources are "generally geared toward kids," cofounder Meegan Denenberg told Forbes. IHHE accepts students age 18 to 32.

IHHE cofounders Tayyib Smith (left) and Meegan Denenberg.

(Photo by Tony Abraham)

Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (IHHE) cofounders Tayyib Smith and Meegan Denenberg want to make something clear about the nine-month program for aspiring entrepreneurs:

There’s a reason why IHHE is for adults.

There needs to be “more attention paid to men and women who are slightly older who, for some reason, once they get out of high school, are just considered adults and should navigate their own way by any means possible,” Denenberg recently told Forbes.

“I don’t know if that’s necessarily a realistic perspective in the world that we live in, when people are living way longer than we ever expected to.”

Denenberg and Smith talk with Forbes about the genesis of IHHE, the importance of diversity in the workplace, how their students “exceeded expectations” after the presidential election and more. Check it out.

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Tony Abraham

Tony Abraham is Generocity's lead reporter. Formerly a reporter with sister-site Technical.ly, Tony also occasionally writes for Red Bull Amaphiko and WHYY Newsworks. Though he lives on his Twitter timeline, the Temple University alumnus calls Fishtown home.

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