A Portfolio of Impact.
Ras has been recognized for breaking racial barriers in tech startup ecosystems. Traversing discrimination, he was inspired to build BREAUX Capital, the world’s first cooperatively owned and operated financial technology and services company designed for Black millennials. BREAUX Capital was launched with $500 in 2016 and was recognized in 2018 by Inc. Magazine in their 30 under 30 feature. Ras was also recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the BE Modern Men for his work with BREAUX Capital.
The first venture launched by BREAUX and Company – BREAUX Capital is an Inc. 30 Under 30 recognized financial technology and services platform designed to increase the financial wellness of Black millennials. Backed by months of intensive data collection and funding by the National Science Foundation BREAUX Capital is combining ancient ideas with modern technology.
TechGroove is an innovation and technology festival that celebrates the contributions of innovators of color while connecting underrepresented students to career and growth opportunities in technology fields.
Million Dollar Scholar
Million Dollar Scholar is an education technology social venture that offers an instructive e-platform to help students win scholarships and avoid higher education debt. To date, MDS has helped over 35,000 students win over $5 million in scholarship awards.