Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Follow

Contact

Tayyib Smith’s Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship landed a nod from CNN

Tayyib Smith. June 13, 2016 Category: PeopleShort
There is no genre of music, no product of American culture that perpetuates the values of entrepreneurship more than hip hop. Little Giant Creative founder Tayyib Smith decided to turn that spirit into an educational institution.

And he’s doing it with $308,640 from the Knight Foundation.

Smith’s Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, which pulls business lessons from 40 years of entrepreneurship lessons the genre has to offer, was one of four Philly recipients of the Knight Cities Challenge.

But of all the grantees, Smith’s project has become the most high-profile. The Institute was recently the subject of a profile in CNNMoney that delves into what the Institute is, how it came to be, and a bit into Smith’s past.

Read the full story

Smith expects the first class of 36 aspiring entrepreneurs to begin classes in the fall.

Trending News

Remaining Fearless in the Face of Adversity: Part 1 The Future of Civil Rights Lauren Footman
Why Young People Aren't Utilizing One of Philly's Best Resources - The Library Andre Simms
Responsible Nonprofit Leadership Lindsay Kijewski
Remaining Fearless in the Face of Adversity: Part 2 Local Legislation Lauren Footman
Navigating Nonprofit Governance Monique Curry-Mims

Related Posts

May 15, 2024

Healing Minds, Nurturing Futures: Philadelphia Schools Embrace Mental Health Partnerships

Read More >
October 25, 2023

Community-led Solutions to Education

Read More >
October 18, 2023

Educators, students, and parents turn out to improve lives

Read More >