Day 2 - May 18 - Roadmap to Billions

Day 2 – May 18

10:15 - 10:45

2024-05-18 All

The Future of Tech is Melanin: Are You Ready? (Opening Keynote)

To Be Announced

10:50 - 11:30

2024-05-18 All

Cybersecurity Tips to Secure The Bag

Building a billion-dollar tech empire requires a rock-solid foundation. This workshop equips you with knowledge and tools to fortify their businesses against cyber threats. Explore encryption strategies, data protection best practices, and building a secure online presence. Walk away with the knowledge to build your tech empire with confidence, knowing your crown jewels (data) are safeguarded.

Dr. Mona Lisa Pickney, Lowenstein Sadler (Legal), Jessica Robinson

11:35 -12:15

2024-05-18 All

From Disrupt to Deliver: Big Tech Energy for Untapped Markets

Go beyond the usual suspects. This workshop dives into the vast potential of overlooked tech markets like manufacturing, government contracts, and supply chains. Discover how Big Tech companies are leveraging these hidden gems and learn how to adapt their strategies for your own growth. This workshop equips you with the strategies and insights to conquer new territories and propel your business to the next level.

Donnell Baird, Brian Laung Aoeah, Chante Harris

11:35 - 12:15

2024-05-18 All

EmpowerHER: Black Women in Technology Leadership

This session explores the unique journey of Black women in tech leadership. We'll delve into navigating challenges, fostering allyship, and building a fulfilling career path. Gain insights, share experiences, and leave empowered to shape the future of tech.

To Be Announced

2:00 - 2:30

2024-05-18 All

Hack Your Resume: Insider Tips & Tricks

Join us for a dynamic workshop where we'll dive deep into the art of crafting a killer resume that gets you noticed by top tech companies.

Led by seasoned industry professionals, this workshop will uncover insider tips and tricks to make your resume stand out from the crowd. From formatting hacks to keyword optimization strategies, we'll equip you with the tools you need to land your dream job.

Jarrett Albritton

2:00 - 2:30

2024-05-18 All

What Investors Really Want: Masterclass in Investor Expectations

This masterclass peels back the layers of investor decision-making. Gain a strategic understanding of the key criteria venture capitalists and angel investors prioritize when evaluating tech startups. This session equips you with actionable insights to refine your pitch and confidently navigate the funding landscape.

Jill Johnson

2:35 - 3:15

2024-05-18 All

Building Your A-Team: Strategies for Founders & Managers

Founding a startup or leading a team? This session dives deep into building effective teams, no matter your stage. Learn how to define your ideal candidate profile and craft a compelling vision to attract top talent. We'll explore best practices for sourcing, screening, and onboarding, ensuring your team aligns with your goals and drives long-term success. Founders will gain insights on building a founding team, while managers will discover strategies for building a high-performing unit within an established company.

Kim Blue, Prathan Powell

2:35 - 3:15

2024-05-18 All

Boss Mamas, Zen Minds: Fostering Mental Wellness While Building Your Empire

You can't pour from an empty cup.

This workshop is your roadmap to becoming a boss mama with zen vibes. We'll explore practical strategies for prioritizing your mental wellness, fostering resilience, and building a support system that empowers you to reach your full potential. Discover effective strategies for managing stress, combating burnout, and creating healthy habits that fit your busy schedule. Whether you're a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or somewhere in between, this workshop offers a supportive space to prioritize your well-being and thrive in the dynamic world of tech.

Imani Samuel, Simmone Taitt, Nijiama Smalls

3:20 - 4:00

2024-05-18 All

Saturday Afternoon: Founder Fireside chat

To Be Announced

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