Agenda Archive - Roadmap to Billions

Leadership

DAY 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-16 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-16 All

Opening Remarks

Esosa Ighodaro Johnson, Regina Gwynn

9:10 am - 9:35 am

2022-06-16 All

Keynote: Master Your Mind and Empower Your Thoughts to Achieve Business Success

Carla Harris, Regina Gwynn

11:05 am - 11:45 am

2022-06-16 Founders

Ted Talk: How to Structure Your Startup's Marketing Team

To successfully scale your business, you need more than just a Social Media Manager. Marketing roles are often the last to be hired and the budget first to cut. This session will teach you how to structure your marketing team, work with freelancers, and turn up or down your marketing spend appropriately.

Gabrielle Deculus

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

2022-06-16 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

2022-06-16 All

Creating an Ecosystem of Support and Breaking Down Barriers to Economic Opportunities sponsored by Paypal

Andrea Donkor

1:15 pm - 1:55 pm

2022-06-16 All

Panel: IRL and URL

Take advantage of the metaverse using events! Entrepreneurs are utilizing Meta to maximize IRL and URL engagement. Learn from founders who are blending IRL and URL to participate in Web 3.0.

Tahira White, Kezia Williams

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-16 All

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of America

N/A

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

2022-06-16 Founders

Round Table: No CTO, No Problem: Launch Differently

You don't have to have a CTO to launch a tech company! In 2022, there are more ways than ever to launch your startup- you can use no code, offshore developers, or white labeling. Listen to these founders share their experiences launching differently.

Daniel Smith, Spencer Charles, Sheena Collier, Jordana Wright

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Panel: Black Women Fund Managers: The ABCs of Managing a Fund

27% of Black-led VC funds have launched in the last two years. Black women who start their own funds have a very different journey than our less melanated counterparts, to put it lightly. In this conversation, we explore how Black women fund managers access capital, craft their thesis, and the unique opportunities and strategies they create as fund managers. Also, as Black women, the way we run our funds is drastically different than an A16z or Kleiner Perkins as a result of the systemic barriers

N/A, Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Candice Brackeen, LaKiesha Landrum Pierre

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Round Table: How do you become an angel investor?

A casual discussion with four investors on
building their syndicate.

N/A

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2022-06-16 All

Networking Happy Hour

N/A

DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-17 All

Opening Remarks

Welcome Back! How has the landscape changed since we last connected IRL?

Esosa Ighodaro Johnson, Regina Gwynn

9:10 am - 9:50 am

2022-06-17 All

Keynote: Tech Founder Success Story

N/A

9:50 am - 10:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Do You Know the Silent Killer of Black Women? Hosted by BreastCancer.org

Ricki Fairley

10:45 am - 11:25 am

2022-06-17 All

Operate Your Business to Scale - Hosted by Intuit

Managing and Growing Your Business | What are the Pain Points and how can you take a Strategic Approach to Solve Them

Shani Boston

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 Founders

Ted Talk: What You Need to Know about CannaTech

Cannabis has evolved! Make sure you're up to date on the newest regulations and policies from state to state.

Jordan Coleman, Keisha Reed

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Round Table: The Future of Tech: Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Intuit, Bank of America, Hinge

Future Tech Roles, Growth Seen in Space, Metaverse, How Diversity plays a role, Opportunities at their respective firms…etc.

N/A

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 All

Building Blocks to Launch a Tech Startup - Hosted by AARP

According to startup statistics for 2021, January 2020 experienced the highest number of searches for "how to start a business". Entrepreneurship is a journey, not a destination. Meet the startup founders who will share the building blocks to entrepreneurship. Once you have an idea, where do you go next? Learn what resources, programs, and funding might be available to early stage founders. MelX is building a platform to help the next generation of business owners learn the fundamentals, such solutions can be key to driving a ripple effect on prosperity. Trameter has unlocked a solution to make travel affordable, frictionless to book. They are developing promising solutions that will lead them on the pathway to billions.

Sheila Collins, Darsha Ham, Victoria Polk

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 Founders

Panel: The Founder CTO: Success in the Tech Journey

What does it take to be a great CTO? These CTO leaders share their journey to make it to the top. Listen in to learn what every startup CTO needs to know to found a successful startup.

Dee Tuck, Lisa Godwin, Emmanuella Michel

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Careers in Government: Making Impact Every Day - Hosted by GSA/TTS

Want to use your tech talent for good and help the public every single day? Your tech skills can translate into massive impact for public good. Consider growing your career in government innovation–often called civic tech! Developers, data scientists, product managers, researchers, strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs like you can work within government to tackle our nation’s biggest challenges: and we need you! Join leaders from Technology Transformation Services (TTS), a tech and innovation branch of the federal government, as they share how and why they are building careers and community in civic tech. Bonus: we’re always hiring, visit us at our booth or at https://join.tts.gsa.gov/

Malaika Carpenter, Natasha Bansgopaul, Jessyka Castillo

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

Pathways to Power: How Cities can support Black Women Owned Businesses

Contracts between government and businesses can accomplish what neither side can do alone. But they also contain innumerable pitfalls. This panel explains what it takes to create an effective public-private partnership and how they can be used for innovation and capacity building.

How the city has created pathways for effective- public-private partnerships for Black-women owned businesses.

Kenneth Ebie, Lindsay S. Greene, Priscilla Kwak, Saloni Sharma

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Real Founders, Real Stories: Fireside Chat with Microsoft for Startups

Join two founders to share their Roadmap to Billions and explore what tangible resources can be used to propel their growth. Powered by Microsoft for Startups.

Kobi Wu, Bakari Brock, Tiffany Dufu

3:25 pm - 4:40 pm

2022-06-17 All

Pitch Competition

N/A

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Trailblazer Award

N/A

6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Closing Toast + Entertainment

N/A

Product + Technology

DAY 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-16 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-16 All

Opening Remarks

Esosa Ighodaro Johnson, Regina Gwynn

9:10 am - 9:35 am

2022-06-16 All

Keynote: Master Your Mind and Empower Your Thoughts to Achieve Business Success

Carla Harris, Regina Gwynn

9:35 am - 10:20 am

2022-06-16 All

Keynote: Leveraging Future Opportunity Today

Hear about building companies for the future of tech. Taking advantage of new opportunities to build growth companies with exciting technology that will be mainstream in the future.

Jewel Burks Solomon

10:25 am - 11:05 am

2022-06-16 Founders

Ted Talk: Tokens, NFTs, Metaverses. What Exactly is Web 3?

Everyone's talking Web 3, NFTs, and metaverse, but what is it really, and what does it have to do with your business? Kezia 'Professor Kez' Williams will break it down for you. Learn how to take advantage of the business opportunities available for founders.

Kezia Williams

10:25 am - 11:05 am

2022-06-16 Investors

How We Break into Venture

Venture capital as an asset class is a largely untapped opportunity for the
Black community. However, being a VC isn’t the only way for Black
women to break into venture. In this panel, we will dive into all the ways
Black women can begin investing in venture.

Jerrod Hill, Brooke Daniels, Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Christian McKenzie

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

2022-06-16 All

Creating an Ecosystem of Support and Breaking Down Barriers to Economic Opportunities sponsored by Paypal

Andrea Donkor

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-16 All

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of America

N/A

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Panel: Black Women Fund Managers: The ABCs of Managing a Fund

27% of Black-led VC funds have launched in the last two years. Black women who start their own funds have a very different journey than our less melanated counterparts, to put it lightly. In this conversation, we explore how Black women fund managers access capital, craft their thesis, and the unique opportunities and strategies they create as fund managers. Also, as Black women, the way we run our funds is drastically different than an A16z or Kleiner Perkins as a result of the systemic barriers

N/A

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Founders

Panel: Web 3 Startups (Blockchain, NFT, Metaverse)

Hear from founders building companies in Web 3.0 today. Blockchain, Metaverse, NFT’s these founders are building companies that take advantage of the growing Web 3.0 space.

Amber Allen, Anade Davis

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm

2022-06-16 All

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Tanya Van Court of Goalsetter Sponsored by Mastercard

Tanya Van Court, Rashida Bobb

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2022-06-16 All

Networking Happy Hour

N/A

DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-17 All

Opening Remarks

Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro Johnson

9:10 am - 9:50 am

2022-06-17 All

Keynote: Tech Founder Success Story

N/A

9:50 am - 10:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Do You Know the Silent Killer of Black Women? Hosted by BreastCancer.org

Ricki Fairley

10:45 am - 11:25 am

2022-06-17 All

Panel: Building a Product-based Startup or Scalable Business

Are you a product business? Get advice from founders about what they have learned and how they are growing their companies.

Baiyinah Brookins

10:45 am - 11:25 am

2022-06-17 All

Operate Your Business to Scale - Hosted by Intuit

Managing and Growing Your Business | What are the Pain Points and how can you take a Strategic Approach to Solve Them

Shani Boston

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 Founders

Round Table: Dealing with tech job trauma, healing from a toxic workplace

Putting the humanity back into tech. Learn how to manage when you run into the inevitable stressful situation.

Vanessa Vining, Fran Harris, Karina Bernacki, Netta Jenkins

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Round Table: The Future of Tech: Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Intuit, Bank of America, Hinge

Future Tech Roles, Growth Seen in Space, Metaverse, How Diversity plays a role, Opportunities at their respective firms…etc.

N/A

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 All

Building Blocks to Launch a Tech Startup - Hosted by AARP

According to startup statistics for 2021, January 2020 experienced the highest number of searches for “how to start a business.” Entrepreneurship is a journey and not a destination.   Meet the startup founders who will share their building blocks to entrepreneurship.  Once you have an idea, where do you go next? Learn what resources , programs, and funding might be available to early stage founders.  MelX is building a platform to help the next generation of business owners learn the fundamentals, such solutions can be key for driving a ripple effect on prosperity.   Trameter has unlocked a solution to make  affordable travel, frictionless to book. They are developing promising solutions that will lead them on the pathway to billions. 

Sheila Collins, Darsha Ham, Victoria Polk

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Careers in Government: Making Impact Every Day - Hosted by GSA/TTS

Want to use your tech talent for good and help the public every single day? Your tech skills can translate into massive impact for public good. Consider growing your career in government innovation–often called civic tech! Developers, data scientists, product managers, researchers, strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs like you can work within government to tackle our nation’s biggest challenges: and we need you! Join leaders from Technology Transformation Services (TTS), a tech and innovation branch of the federal government, as they share how and why they are building careers and community in civic tech. Bonus: we’re always hiring, visit us at our booth or at https://join.tts.gsa.gov/

Malaika Carpenter, Natasha Bansgopaul, Jessyka Castillo

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-17 Founders

Ted Talk: How to Build a Two-Sided Marketplace

Building a dual-sided marketplace or platform can be a challenge. Learn from these founders about how they started and the lessons they learned.

Tope Mitchell, Tiffany Kelly

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Real Founders, Real Stories: Fireside Chat with Microsoft for Startups

Join two founders share their Roadmap to Billions and explore what tangible resources can be used to propel their growth. Powered by Microsoft for Startups.

Kobi Wu, Bakari Brock, Tiffany Dufu

3:25 pm - 4:40 pm

2022-06-17 All

Pitch Competition

Brian Brackeen, Rashida Bobb, Ralonda Johnson, Dr. Angela Jackson

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Trailblazer Award

N/A

6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Closing Toast + Entertainment

N/A

Finance + Operations

DAY 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-16 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-16 All

Opening Remarks

Welcome to Day 1! What's in store for BWTT

Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro Johnson

9:10 am - 9:35 am

2022-06-17 All

Keynote: Master Your Mind and Empower Your Thoughts to Achieve Business Success

Carla Harris, Regina Gwynn

10:25 am - 11:05 am

2022-06-16 All

Fireside Chat: Me and My Investor: A Startup Story

Choosing whether or not you take on VC funding or investment is one of the most essential decisions you will make as a founder. The experience can be overwhelmingly positive...or it could not be. Hear from this founder-investor pair who did it right and discover what considerations went into making this match and findings they've learned along the way.

Isoken Igbinedion, Evan Hamilton

11:05 am - 11:45 pm

2022-06-16 All

The Investor Perspective on Revenue vs. Growth

A discussion with investors from across the spectrum sharing the pros and cons of the revenue vs growth models. There are two side of the house when it come to investment. There is__ and venture cap.
What are the pros and cons of each model and how do you make them work for you?--

Giselle Melo, Chad Harris

11:45 pm - 12:35 pm

2022-06-16 All

Lunch

N/A

1:15 pm - 1:55 pm

2022-06-16 All

Panel: IRL and URL

Take advantage of the metaverse using events! Entrepreneurs are utilizing Meta to maximize IRL and URL engagement. Learn from founders who are blending IRL and URL to participate in Web 3.0.

Tahira White, Kezia Williams

2:05 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-16 All

Keynote Panel: The Future Innovation Investments of the Federal Government

The federal government has launched a plethora of new funding opportunities for tech founders. Learn about grants and opportunities across multiple departments that could help you launch your next big idea.

Janis Bowdler, Eileen Chant

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-16 All

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of America

N/A

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Panel: Investment Opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean

Panel discussion with investors who invest in Africa and the Caribbean. Why, how, and the current market landscape.

Ekwi Nwabuzor, Victoria Kennedy

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Panel: Black Women Fund Managers: The ABCs of Managing a Fund

27% of Black-led VC funds have launched in the last two years. Black women who start their own funds have a very different journey than our less melanated counterparts, to put it lightly. In this conversation, we explore how Black women fund managers access capital, craft their thesis and the unique opportunities and strategies they create as fund managers. Also, as Black women, the way we run our funds is drastically different than an A16z or Kleiner Perkins as a results of the systemic barriers

Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Candice Brackeen

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Round Table: How do you become an angel investor?

A casual discussion with four investors on
building their syndicate.

N/A

11:05 am - 11:45 am

2022-06-16 Founders

Panel: Investor's Perspective: Founder, Are you ready to fundraise?


We know the importance of raising money to build and scale the business, but how do we know when we're ready. This expert panel of investors will share key factors you should consider before kicking off your seed round.

Tonna Obaze, Ashley Aydin, Veronica Parks

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-16 All

Women Entrepreneurs: Financial Wellness Conversations All Business Owners Need to Have. Hosted by Morgan Stanley

Tasha García, Gerty Simon, Arielle Washington, Jeffery Kennerly

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2022-06-16 All

Networking Happy Hour

N/A

DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-17 All

Opening Remarks

Welcome to Back! How has the landscape changed since we last connected IRL?

Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro Johnson

9:50 am - 10:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Do You Know the Silent Killer of Black Women? Hosted by BreastCancer.org

Ricki Fairley

10:00 am - 10:40 am

2022-06-17 All

Panel: NFTs: How to Assess Value

Are you confused about NFT's? It's okay! It's a really hard ecosystem. to understand. In this conversation we will debunk myths about NTFs so you can understand which investments to look out for and which ones to avoid.

Florcy Morisset, Cameron Wadley, Tessa Lefall

10:45 am - 11:25 am

2022-06-17 All

Operate Your Business to Scale - Hosted by Intuit

Managing and Growing Your Business | What are the Pain Points and how can you take a Strategic Approach to Solving Them

Shani Boston

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Round Table: The Future of Tech: Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Intuit, Bank of America, Hinge

Future Tech Roles, Growth Seen in Space, Metaverse, How Diversity play a role, Opportunities at their respective firms…etc.

N/A

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Ted Talk: Billion Dollar Business Model

Are you behaving like your billions are on the way? Your unique business model is a combination of your past experiences and professional passion. Learn to always bring your best self and make sure that it aligns with those that you are partnering with.

David C. Williams

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 Founders

Panel: Empowering Networking that Elevates Collaborations & Partnerships

Networking is an issue of access and an issue of value creation. Are you aware enough about what you are trying to be networked into? Once you're in the room, do you know what you would want to exchange?

Building a company takes a village.

Enovia Bedford, Crystal Berger, Carolyn Li

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 All

Building Blocks to Launch a Tech Startup - Hosted by AARP

According to startup statistics for 2021, January 2020 experienced the highest number of searches for “how to start a business.” Entrepreneurship is a journey and not a destination. Meet the startup founders who will share their building blocks to entrepreneurship. Once you have an idea, where do you go next? Learn what resources , programs, and funding might be available to early stage founders. MelX is building a platform to help the next generation of business owners learn the fundamentals, such solutions can be key for driving a ripple effect on prosperity. Trameter has unlocked a solution to make affordable travel, frictionless to book. They are developing promising solutions that will lead them on the pathway to billions.

Sheila Collins, Darsha Ham, Victoria Polk

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Careers in Government: Making Impact Every Day - Hosted by GSA/TTS

Want to use your tech talent for good and help the public every single day? Your tech skills can translate into massive impact for public good. Consider growing your career in government innovation–often called civic tech! Developers, data scientists, product managers, researchers, strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs like you can work within government to tackle our nation’s biggest challenges: and we need you! Join leaders from Technology Transformation Services (TTS), a tech and innovation branch of the federal government, as they share how and why they are building careers and community in civic tech. Bonus: we’re always hiring, visit us at our booth or at https://join.tts.gsa.gov/.

Malaika Carpenter, Natasha Bansgopaul, Jessyka Castillo

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Panel: Salary Negotiation

Time to get a raise? Listen to the experts share tips on how to confidently negotiate articulate your value and contributions.

Pearlie Oni, Netta Dobbins, Allie Joy

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Real Founders, Real Stories: Fireside Chat with Microsoft for Startups

Join two founders share their Roadmap to Billions and explore what tangible resources can be used to propel their growth. Powered by Microsoft for Startups.

Kobi Wu, Bakari Brock, Tiffany Dufu

3:25 pm - 4:40 pm

2022-06-17 All

Pitch Competition

Brian Brackeen, Rashida Bobb, Ralonda Johnson, Dr. Angela Jackson

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

2022-06-17 All

Empowering Black & Brown People Through Venture Capital with Broad St. Ventures

Ralonda Johnson, Sara Hood, Vanessa Perdomo, India Robinson

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Trailblazer Award

N/A

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

2022-06-17 All

Special Presentation by Black Women Talk Tech

N/A

6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

CLOSING TOAST & ENTERTAINMENT

N/A

Culture + Marketing

DAY 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-16 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-16 All

Opening Remarks

Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro Johnson

9:10 am - 9:35 am

2022-06-16 All

Keynote: Master Your Mind and Empower Your Thoughts to Achieve Business Success

Carla Harris, Regina Gwynn

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

2022-06-16 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

2022-06-16 All

Creating an Ecosystem of Support and Breaking Down Barriers to Economic Opportunities sponsored by Paypal

Andrea Donkor

2:05 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-16 All

Keynote Panel: The Future Innovation Investments of the Federal Government

The federal government has launched a plethora of new funding opportunities for tech founders. Learn about grants and opportunities across multiple departments that could help you launch your next big idea.

Janis Bowdler, Eileen Chant

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-16 All

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of America

N/A

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

2022-06-16 Founders

Ted Talk: Brand Yourself: The Ultimate PR Strategy

Everybody wants to build a brand and land major media coverage, but where do you start? What are the steps for bossing up in your business and pitching to the media to secure that coveted front page coverage? Pauleanna Reid, celebrity ghost writer and Forbes contributor leads this Ted Talk teaching you how to build influence, grow your business, and leverage PR.

Pauleanna Reid

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm

2022-06-16 Investors

Panel: Black Women Fund Managers: The ABCs of Managing a Fund

27% of Black-led VC funds have launched in the last two years.
Black women who start their own funds have a very different journey
than our less melanated counterparts, to put it lightly.
In this conversation, we explore how Black women fund managers
access capital, craft their thesis and the unique opportunities
and strategies they create as fund managers.
Also, as Black women, the way we run our funds is drastically different
than an A16z or Kleiner Perkins as a results of the systemic barriers

N/A

4:45 pm - 5:25 pm

2022-06-16 All

Ted Talk: Productivity and S.Y.S.T.E.M.s to Save Yourself Stress, Time, Energy, & Money!

Learn the mechanics of growth hacking. What is it? How do you do it? And why it is such a powerful way to grow a community for the long term. session on growth hacking in today's market

Connie S. Falls

6:00 pm -7:30 pm

2022-06-16 All

Networking Happy Hour

N/A

DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Red Bull DJ

N/A

9:00 am - 9:10 am

2022-06-17 All

Opening Remarks

Welcome to Back! How has the landscape changed since we last connected IRL?

Esosa Ighodaro Johnson, Regina Gwynn

9:50 am - 10:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Do You Know the Silent Killer of Black Women? Hosted by BreastCancer.org

Ricki Fairley

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

2022-06-17 All

Round Table: The Future of Tech: Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Intuit, Bank of America, Hinge

Future Tech Roles, Growth Seen in Space, Metaverse, How Diversity play a role, Opportunities at their respective firms…etc.

N/A

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

LUNCH (on your own)

Visit the Food Truck Alley + Activations + Red Bull DJ

N/A

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

2022-06-17 All

Building Blocks to Launch a Tech Startup - Hosted by AARP

According to startup statistics for 2021, January 2020 experienced the highest number of searches for “how to start a business.” Entrepreneurship is a journey and not a destination. Meet the startup founders who will share their building blocks to entrepreneurship. Once you have an idea, where do you go next? Learn what resources , programs, and funding might be available to early stage founders. MelX is building a platform to help the next generation of business owners learn the fundamentals, such solutions can be key for driving a ripple effect on prosperity. Trameter has unlocked a solution to make affordable travel, frictionless to book. They are developing promising solutions that will lead them on the pathway to billions.

Sheila Collins, Darsha Ham, Victoria Polk

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Careers in Government: Making Impact Every Day - Hosted by GSA/TTS

 Want to use your tech talent for good and help the public every single day? Your tech skills can translate into massive impact for public good. Consider growing your career in government innovation–often called civic tech! Developers, data scientists, product managers, researchers, strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs like you can work within government to tackle our nation’s biggest challenges: and we need you! Join leaders from Technology Transformation Services (TTS), a tech and innovation branch of the federal government, as they share how and why they are building careers and community in civic tech. Bonus: we’re always hiring, visit us at our booth or at https://join.tts.gsa.gov/

Malaika Carpenter, Natasha Bansgopaul, Jessyka Castillo

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

2022-06-17 Professionals

Round Table: Marketing Yourself on LinkedIn

Over 66 million professionals use Linkden as a marketing tool to get a new job, new opportunity, and position themself. Learn how to work LinkedIn to land the dream role.

Lydia T. Blanco, Cinneah El-Amin, Aniesia Williams

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

Panel: Pathways to Power: How Cities can support Black Women Owned Businesses

Contracts between government and businesses can accomplish what neither side can do alone. But they also contain innumerable pitfalls. This panel explains what it takes to create an effective public-private partnership and how they can be used for innovation and capacity building.

How the city has created pathways for effective- public-private partnerships for Black-women owned businesses.

Kenneth Ebie, Lindsay S. Greene, Priscilla Kwak, Diana Franco

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Real Founders, Real Stories: Fireside Chat with Microsoft for Startups

Join two founders to share their Roadmap to Billions and explore what tangible resources can be used to propel their growth. Powered by Microsoft for Startups.

Kobi Wu, Tiffany Dufu, Bakari Brock

3:25 pm - 4:40 pm

2022-06-17 All

Pitch Competition

Rashida Bobb, Brian Brackeen, Dr. Angela Jackson, Ralonda Johnson

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

2022-06-17 All

Tech Trailblazer Award

N/A

6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Closing Toast + Entertainment

N/A

Crypto Corner

DAY 2

10:00 am - 10:30 am

2022-06-17 All

The State of Cryptocurrency

How to take advantage of digital
currencies to grow your business;

Armando Juan Pantoja

10:30 am - 11:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Job Searching in Web 3.0

Learn the skills you need for Web 3.0 and where to get them.

Libryia Jones

11:00 am - 11:30 am

All

Defi-ning and Diversifying the Tech Space

How to take advantage of digital currencies to grow your business.

Vanessa Vining

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

All

WTF is a DAO?

DAO Assets are predicted to reach $1 Trillion over the next 10 years. Join us if you’re asking…

What the hell are DAOs?
Should I join one?
Should I invest in one?
How do I start one?
How do I evaluate DAO opportunities?

Tani Chambers

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

All

Building the Metaverse

Tessa Lefall, Bianca J. Jackson

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

All

Black Women in Web 3.0

Brenda Gentry, Imani Gentry, Wata Music

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

2022-06-17 All

The New Web Order

 Panel discussion on the realities and opportunities in the fast moving fields of gaming, crypto, and Web 3.0 from subject matter experts who can share first had knowledge on trends in the field, challenges to understand, and ways to find opportunities be it as an employee, entrepreneur, or investor. 

Chris Walker, Taylor Shead, Layota Peterson

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

2022-06-17 All

Freedom & Equity in Web 3.0

How can we build an equitable metaverse and what does that mean for our future?

Kelly Ifill, Stephanie Smellie, Christopher Lafayette

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