Former University of Michigan College of Engineering student Mike Muse was recently tapped by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to serve as Millennial Entrepreneur Champion for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
In his new role, Muse will work with the SBA to hold summits across the country to provide events and hands-on experience for black and Hispanic millennials in music, film, fashion and sports. The ultimate goal is to encourage and support the next wave of entrepreneurs and innovators.
“Millennial entrepreneurs are risk takers, making big leaps in small and growing businesses and adding fresh ideas to boost the U.S. economy,” said SBA administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in an SBA press release. “Mike Muse’s experience in entrepreneurship and track record of savvy business ventures make him an ideal champion for millennial entrepreneurs.”
Mike Muse, CEO of record label Muse Recordings, has established himself as a strategic outreach and engagement expert, as well as an expert on the business of music, pop culture and its intersection with politics. He is a frequent guest commentator on several urban radio stations, as well as the youngest-ever recipient of the 100 Black Men of America Achievement Award.
The My Brother’s Keeper initiative was launched by Obama to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. It aims to work with cities, businesses and foundations to connect young people to mentoring, support networks and skills they’ll need to find jobs and education.