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The New York Stock Exchange introduced Founders Day, hosting New Majority leaders from across the country to ring the closing bell and highlight the contributions of the Black, African American, and afro-centric entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This historic moment contextualizes the ancestral heritage of the diaspora–that Black people have been, and continue to be, responsible for building the American Dream.

We pay homage to our brothers, sisters, forefathers, and foremothers through our diligence to accelerate Black & Brown-owned businesses from high potential to high growth.

NYSE Founders Day
Melissa Bradley

Melissa Bradley

Melissa L. Bradley is the Founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures, a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth and Co-founder of New Majority Ventures, a purpose-driven media brand featuring content that is entertaining, inspirational and actionable so that these entrepreneurs and their businesses survive and thrive.