Welcome to the movement.
Welcome to Moguls in the Making.

From idealist to entrepreneur.

We're making Moguls.

Take your ideas to the next level.

Moguls in the Making was born from the need to act — to put our beliefs into practice by creating a program that would tackle the issue of economic mobility head-on. Now in its fourth year, this entrepreneurial competition continues to foster opportunities for young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs from our nation’s publicly supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

60 students are selected, 15 teams are formed, and out of all the ideas pitched, one will be declared the winner. Over the course of the weekend students will be tested and given a glimpse into what being a Mogul is all about – hard work.

 


It’s a strenuous 72 hours of rigorous learning and creating where all kinds of different skill sets will be used to turn visions into reality. Students will have mentors to guide them and speakers to inspire them as they work to put together a pitch that impresses the judges. It’s simple: the best presentation with the most brilliant business solution wins.


Hear from our students.

Henry Moses
Tuskegee University

 “A good Mogul is someone that has a vision outside of themselves.”

Morgan Phillips
Howard University/2nd Place Winner

 "The fact that Ally came by at the end [of the competition] to say, ‘you all were so talented this year that we are going to increase the scholarship prices for everyone’, is so insanely beautiful."

Lance Davis
NC A&T University/1st place Winner

"The best birthday gift. It doesn't feel real!  I knew we had something special with the team and I definitely gained 4 new very good friends. Outside of winning $20,000, what I learned about being a Mogul - it takes humility. "

Making a Mogul.

Only 15 schools out of 105 HBCUs will get the chance to participate in an intense weekend of learning, mentoring, and of course pitching. Students and their teams will be doing what entrepreneurs do: seeing a consumer need, and filling it.

Are you a Mogul?

Our application process is currently closed, but check back in Spring 2023 if you think you have what it takes.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

The team from NC A&T knocked it out of the park last year! We couldn’t have been more proud of Claudia Duverglas, Darren Rippy, Joshua Weaver, Kameran Harris, and Lance Davis for their hard work and innovative ideas. We can't wait to see what their future holds.

Moguls and Minecraft  -- a winning combination.

Enter a digital world created by Moguls. Fintropolis is a world for Minecraft that uses real-world scenarios to introduce and familiarize students and users to financial concepts. Explore the city, earn gold to purchase homes, and learn the value of decisions like spending vs. saving.

 

Explore what moguls in the making is all about.

Moguls in the Making Documentary

See how Ally’s commitment to economic mobility is shaping the community and the next generation of moguls.

Gia Peppers, Terrence J sit down with the young winners of Ally’s Moguls in the Making, an entrepreneurial competition.

The Importance of Financial Literacy In The Black Community

This "REVOLT BLACK NEWS" segment with host Rodney Rikai dives into the world of Fintropolis with the 2019 Moguls in the Making winners. Sponsored by Ally.

Moguls in the Making Documentary

See how Ally’s commitment to economic mobility is shaping the community and the next generation of moguls.

Gia Peppers, Terrence J sit down with the young winners of Ally’s Moguls in the Making, an entrepreneurial competition.

The Importance of Financial Literacy In The Black Community

This "REVOLT BLACK NEWS" segment with host Rodney Rikai dives into the world of Fintropolis with the 2019 Moguls in the Making winners. Sponsored by Ally.


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logo for Ally Moguls in the Making and the Thurgood Marshall Foundation