2nd Annual
Innovation Golf Classic

October 31, 2023
Piedmont Driving Club

Black prosperity multiplied through business ownership

Transformational change requires strong partnerships and impact-driven collaboration. We have developed incredible momentum, and in the face of COVID-19 and current social climate, the necessity to provide access, opportunities, and resources to the Black business community is more critical than ever.

We need systems to facilitate growth by design rather than support systems designed to prevent it.

We’re here from ideation through acceleration and beyond to connectivity and the resources needed to build stronger business leaders, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Creating jobs, increasing wealth, and advancing Black pathways.

Build. Black. Business.

Our mission is to multiply thriving Black businesses and produce new economic value in our City and beyond.

Our aim – by 2034:


Generate and 
accelerate 1,000 Black-owned businesses


Generate and 
accelerate 1,000 Black-owned businesses

$2 Billion

Generate and 
accelerate 1,000 Black-owned businesses

Serving Entrepreneurs From Start Up Through Scale Up

Our signature learning platform, Big IDEAS, meets Black entrepreneurs where they are to offer the practical knowledge and resources they need to create thriving, sustainable businesses.


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The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) is Atlanta’s home for Black entrepreneurs. Positioned as a business generator, RICE serves as an economic mobility engine for the community: driving entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate, grow, create jobs and build wealth. Inspired by the legacy of Herman J. Russell, one of the most successful Black entrepreneurs and civic leaders in Atlanta, RICE remains dedicated to its mission to Build. Black. Business. and stands as the only initiative of its kind in the nation. For more information visit www.RussellCenter.org, and follow @RICEAtlanta on Instagram and Twitter and @RussellCenterAtlanta on Facebook.
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