TANTV Receives Funding - Adedayo Fashanu Townson University Accelerator

TANTV Chosen Among 15 Innovative Startups to Receive Funding from Towson University’s Startup Accelerator

TANTV Founders to Accelerate Growth Through Elite Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program from Towson University.

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TANTV is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 6th cohort of the Towson University StarTUp Accelerator! Out of a record number of applicants, TANTV was selected as one of 15 innovative small businesses and ventures for the accelerator program. 

“When we started TANTV in 2020, our mission was to create a space for the African diaspora and Black multicultural communities to receive content and articles about them. We are expanding that vision through our new platform SYNDEX.AI which allows creators and multicultural publishers in these communities to reach a global audience” said Adedayo Fashanu CEO, TANTV.    

“We have attracted a passionate community of readers that continues to grow. This accelerator program will allow us to build on that momentum, and bring TANTV to an even bigger stage,” explained Abolaji Omitogun, COO, TANTV.

The TANTV team will receive rigorous business training from Towson University’s Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, Patrick McQuown. “This cohort represents the epitome of innovation and determination,” he said. “We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional founders into your accelerator and look forward to supporting their journeys toward success.” 

The 8-week accelerator program offers a $10,000 equity-free funding, mentorship advice, investor connections, and the chance to pitch for investment capital. These resources will be game-changing, as we work to scale TANTV and introduce our powerful content platform to new audiences around the globe. 

The funding for the program comes from the Baltimore County Workforce and Economic Development fund, demonstrating how local government commits to fostering entrepreneurial talent. “We are proud to support this initiative and eager to see the impact of these ventures in our communities,” said County Executive Jonny Olszewski.

Moreover, StarTUp expanded this year, offering more resources for the sixth cohort to receive. New in the 2024 cohort is the support of Nemphos Braue, a corporate law firm with significant ties to the startup community. TANTV will receive sponsorship from Baltimore’s Nemphos Braue corporate law firm. Their support will provide legal guidance as we expand our reach to larger audiences. “We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change and are excited to see the impact of these ventures on our community and beyond,” said George Nemphos, managing member of Nemphos Braue. 

As TANTV embarks on this transformative 8-week experience, we are filled with immense gratitude for what lies ahead. We are driven by the chance to have an even greater impact in bringing underrepresented stories to the forefront. 

Our deepest thanks go out to the Towson University StarTUp Accelerator and all the readers who have subscribed and followed our stories. This is only possible with your belief in our vision for transformative multicultural journalism. This is a pivotal milestone for our growing company. We cannot wait to get started and share more updates as we take TANTV to new heights!

Written by Mia Boykin

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