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Dr. Henry McKoy, Jr.

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr., is the Founder and Project Director of Hayti Reborn. He is considered by many as the leading thinker and researcher in the area of inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.  He currently serves as Faculty Entrepreneurship Lead, Director of Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Eagle Angel Network at North Carolina Central University School of Business, as well as the founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Research Clinic and Lab.  In addition to NCCU, he holds simultaneous academic appointments at: Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC-Chapel Hill; Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity; and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government – where he leads an effort to create a network of equitable global cities.  He is a former Aspen Institute Scholar, former Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Entrepreneurship Fellow, and former Assistant Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce – where he was the top community and economic development official in the state  of North Carolina.  Dr. McKoy is one of the top researchers in the United States and highly sought out to complete research projects with government agencies at the local and state levels.  In addition, he is a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurial inequity and ecosystems. He is frequently quoted in local, regional and national media on the topic of racial equity in entrepreneurship and economic development.