Culture + Marketing - Roadmap to Billions

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

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12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

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

Andrea Donkor

2:05 pm - 2:50 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

Closing Toast + Entertainment

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