Product + Technology - Roadmap to Billions

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

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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

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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

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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

Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro Johnson

9:10 am - 9:50 am

2022-06-17 All

Keynote: Tech Founder Success Story

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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

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