Dr. Boyce Watkins Headlines Panel of Champions for Black Founders Pitch - July 30, 2021

Alfred Duncan

Dr. Boyce Watkins headlines the panel of judges for Black Men Ventures’ second Black Founders Pitch Competition, airing at 7:30 pm this Friday. Watkins is a public intellectual, economist, professor and political analyst, as well as founder of the Your Black World Coalition and Watkins Media Group.

Watkins is joined on the panel by Nassir Criss. A graduate of Christopher Newport University, Criss is an investor at Five Elms Capital. Criss is passionate about entrepreneurship. Criss has
been involved with several start-ups, has helped several business scale, and he’s dabbled in real estate.

Black Men Ventures’ own Jonathan King founded out the trio of judges. King is an investor, co-founder of the Black Alumni Ball and a seasoned commercial constructional professional with a passion for connecting people and ideas to create valuable collaborations.