Leadership - 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

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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 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

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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

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