MC Hammer To Inspire Minority Entrepreneurs With His Nine Week Program

mc hammer 385 MC Hammer To Inspire Minority Entrepreneurs With His Nine Week Program

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]MC Hammer[/lastfm] wants to inspire minority entrepreneurs with his nine week program for the tech savy. He has been developing this program to help give back to those who really need it. He will also be the one to use his life and success as the main motivator.

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MC Hammer has been in the business for over two decades. And since his time as a chart topping hit-maker ended he has focused on being an entrepreneur investing in several different tech companies, most based in his native California.

Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hammer, who was born Stanley Burrell, is planning to dole out some advice to fellow entrepreneurs.

The nine week program, which will begin June 16, will focus on exposing minority and female business people to the ever expanding tech industry. Seven of these minority entrepreneurs will live together in a house in Silicon Valley.

Hammer was contracted by New Media Entrepreneurship, which specializes in advising minority business owners. Hammer will be joined in his advisory duties by executives at such hot companies as Twitter and Foursquare.

The rapper says he plans to be open and available for his pupils, saying, “Hollywood is in the perception business where you create layers to create mystery. In Silicon Valley it’s about taking away the layers to get to the substance.” Hammer gave the Wall Street Journal a little preview of the tips he plans to dole out this summer.

He advises, “You don’t have to invent the wheel, but you might want to be the company that invents the rims.” To learn more about the program visit New Media Entrepreneurship’s website.

I hope he is gonna skip the part about earning a lot of money and then spending it all on stupid stuff?! Oh!! Better yet! Include that part to show them how dumb he used to be! Watch the video! Need I say more?

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  • wayne sutton

    Hello, I’m one of the organizers of the New Media Accelerator mentioned in the post. While we appreciate the coverage, sadly some of the information in the post is incorrect. Here’s more information about the New Media Accelerator and Hammer’s role.

    The New Media Accelerator is founded by Angela Benton and Wayne Sutton
    MC Hammer is one of 30 speakers and mentors from successful startups like Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and Path along with venture capital firms to give not finical advice but entrepreneurship advice to startups.
    We’re excited that Hammer will be joining the list of successful entrepreneurs but he was not contracted by New Media Entrepreneurship.
    The Accelerator is from June 16 – August 18, 2011
    You can see a full list of speakers and mentors here: newmeconference dot com

    Thank you

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