The Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT) has completed the first Request for Information (RFI) market research discovery process with minority technology companies. The RFI followed CEBOT's vendor governance process and with a desire to support the HBCU Ecosystem.
CEBOT has completed research on the development of a regional opportunity fund with the intention to create multiple opportunity zone business joint ventures investments. The primary purpose of the joint ventures is to stimulate the economy through governance, infrastructure and innovation and public/private partnerships.
The minority technology companies that participated in the vendor governance interviews self selected into a research cohort and will be invited to participate in a contractor team arrangement that binds the minority technology industry to the HBCU ecosystem.
The SMART HBCU HUB federal contracting innovation is now in development in colleges and universities across the nation and now internationally.