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Pharrell Williams' nonprofit awards $300,000 in seed funding to two Tulsa start-ups

Grammy Award-winning Pharrell Williams and his nonprofit initiative, Black Ambition, has awarded a total of $300,000 in seed money to a pair of Tulsa-based start-ups.

Quirkchat received $250,000 and Boddle Learning $50,000.

Black Ambition is designed to provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, health care and consumer products and services start-ups.

A singer, songwriter, record/film producer and entrepreneur, Williams has won 13 Grammy awards.

Founded by Bee Law, Quirkchat is a social video and collaboration platform for self-proclaimed geeks and hobbyists that emphasizes community moderation and community building. Its mission is to be the industry home of geek fandom conversation and data while also adding social responsibility to social network by focusing on community self moderation tools

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