An AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR, WRITER, SPEAKER, & WEB-DESIGNER – DERRIUS SURVIVED 13 YEARS OF FOSTER-CARE TO BUILD HIS FIRST SOCIAL JUSTICE TECH COMPANY AT THE AGE OF 21. WHEN HE IS NOT CREATING OR COACHING PEOPLE across the globe, YOU CAN FIND HIM SPITTING RHYMES ON THE NYC SUBWAY.

   

 

Born and bred on the south-side of Chicago, Derrius marched through 13 years of foster care, losing his father to violence and being separated from his mother to become a first-generation cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, securing over $1 Million in scholarships before leaving high school. A serial entrepreneur, he is currently the Founder & CEO of Million Dollar Scholar, an education access nonprofit startup, Founding Partner & CEO of Breaux Capital, and Chief Strategist of DQ & Partners.

A driving force behind Derrius’ inspiration is a humbling honor he received from Harry Belafonte at The Common Ground Gala in 2012. Mr. Belafonte said to the audience that Derrius is “The dream Dr. King and I as well as so many others fought for.” Derrius now carries the torch that will touch many lives along his journey.

His work has been highlighted by the Associated Press, Huffington Post, CNN, and Time amongst others. He lives in NYC and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Education Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania while writing his second book.

 




DERRIUS' JOURNEY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP


 

 
 

   


   

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