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Shelby Patrice with Budget University wins Mavs Business Assist finals

She tossed and turned throughout the midnight hours as she went over her Mavs Business Assist finals pitch in her sleep.

Winning the $25,000 would be life-changing for her Budget University small business.

Patrice didn’t know the how — but she knew the why.

She wanted to become a beacon of hope for other Black families to set up generational wealth and legacy that will far outlast their lifetimes.

All she needed was a chance. During the night, she envisioned what would happen if she won.

Then, a new dawn arrived.