Black Business-Ready Panel

Watch SGA Central Region leaders Nia Mathis, Steven Shaw, and Tupac Hunter chat with Chicago baker and entrepreneur Johnathon Bush, Founder of Not Just Cookies. The group discussed their personal connections to Juneteenth, how to empower small businesses, and Verizon’s commitment to initiatives that champion economic freedom.

Chicago Inno: Mark Cuban-backed Paladin raises $8M to help lawyers increase pro bono work

Paladin said Tuesday it raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Atlanta-based World Within. Other investors include Mark Cuban, Hyde Park Venture Partners, the American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, Cleveland Avenue’s CAST US fund and others. Paladin has now raised more than $12 million since it launched in 2015.

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