Finance + Operations - Roadmap to Billions

Finance + Operations

DAY 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-16 All

Red Bull DJ

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

2022-06-17 All

Red Bull DJ

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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.

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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

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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

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5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

2022-06-17 All

Special Presentation by Black Women Talk Tech

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6:00 pm - 6:25 pm

2022-06-17 All

CLOSING TOAST & ENTERTAINMENT

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