(HARLEM – March 21, 2022) – Bmorenews.com returns to New York City for Black Wall Street HARLEM on Friday, April 8, 2022 (5 pm), at the Harlem Business Alliance, located at 275 Malcolm X Blvd. # 2, New York, NY 10027. The event will feature the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award. Established by BmoreNews.com and Sisters4Sisters Network in Washington, D.C. in September 2011, these awards were designed to celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race.
To date, we have honored over 1,800 individuals in more than a dozen US cities. We aim to encourage entrepreneurship, beginning in the Black community, and we aim to help preserve little-known Black Wall Street history.
RSVP for this powerful event at https://blackwallstreetharlem2022.eventbrite.com/.
Hosted by Tasemere Gathers of the DMFirm and (Chaplain) Victor Pate, this event is sure to inspire. Honorees include Fredrick D. Scott.
Who is Fredrick?
Fredrick D. Scott, FMVA® is the CEO of The Scott Family Office Intl. A single-family office structure from which Fredrick stewards his family’s assets. He is also the Chairman of the Board for the New York City-based foundation, The Scott Family Foundation Intl., a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, and a member of the United Nations Global Compact.
Fredrick is a PE/VC Investor, Business Advisor, Philanthropist, Author, Speaker & Member of the For(bes) The Culture Community, Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Mentor for Gener8tor. He formerly mentored at the Bronze Valley Accelerator and The Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator, Stand Together Venture Labs powered by MIT-Solve and Defy Ventures. Fredrick sits of the Advisory Boards of Sista Social LLC, Green Energy Solutions LLC and LabEight* Africa. Fredrick is also the host of the soon-to-be-launched Venture Backed Podcast.
Named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in May 2010 at the age of 25, Scott was, at the time, the youngest African American hedge fund founder in history. The former Wall Street wunderkind is now ready to revolutionize the economic development landscape in the minority community.
A sought-after financial expert, Fredrick has been a panelist for For(bes) The Cultures Culturally Accountable Summit (2022), TVOne’s “Washington Watch” with Roland Martin (2013), New York’s Hot 97-FM (2013), and the Warren Ballentine Show (2018). He’s spoken at the annual conferences for the National Action Network (2013), the National Bankers Association (2013), the Jackie Robinson Foundation (2013), and the renowned Eagle Academy (2013). Fredrick is the quintessential definition of “failing your way to success”. Though never indicted, due to unfortunate and perplexing circumstances, Fredrick plead guilty to a “white collar” crime and spent nearly 5 years of his life inside the Federal Prison system in the United States.
That experience changed his life and gave him an eye-opening realization of what it truly means to be “Black in America”.
Fredrick is a strong proponent of better access to opportunities a capital for early-stage companies in underrepresented communities of color. As a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fredrick writes on business development and finance topics. An advocate for better race relations in the United States and the ending of policing and incarceration tactics which disproportionately affect communities of color, Fredrick uses his platform as the Vice-Chairman of the National Action Networks Second Chance Committee to candidly discuss the implicit cognitive biases in the Justice and Correctional Systems and enumerates factual, data driven conclusions on its effects on the sociological and economic constructs of the United States.
In 2009, he served as the Founder and CEO of ACI Capital Group, LLC, an S.E.C. registered Investment Advisory Firm that, according to regulatory filings, had 3.7 billion dollars in assets under management. Here he was responsible for all investment banking, advisory, and operational matters. A Muslim by faith, Scott has lived and traveled extensively abroad and is fluent in Italian. Fredrick sits on the Board of Directors for Our Women In Politics and is the Vice-Chairman of The National Action Network Second Chance Committee.
Fredrick has over 15 years of Wall St. experience. He received his education from Harvard University (via edx.org), he holds the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) Certification, Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA) Certification and the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA) Certification all of which he received from the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI). He also received his Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).