JUNE 14-16, 2023
RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN HOTEL
Creating Space for Innovation and Elevation
The Howard University & PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship invites you to experience “Black Commerce: The Future of Entrepreneurship,” an inaugural national conference to empower the next generation of Black entrepreneurs and expand the resources to enhance the capacity of Black-owned businesses
The “Elevating Emerging Resources” Track will include workshops and activities which provide small-business owners with resources, skill development, and industry specific knowledge to help entrepreneurs looking to scale or grow their business ventures.
The “Empowering the Ecosystem” Track will focus on discussions uniting both research and practice toward building robust networks to support Black entrepreneurs.
The “Investing & Impact” Track will focus on leveraging and learning strategies to fund, finance, and grow Black-owned businesses as well as Black communities.
General Registration for Black Commerce: The Future of Entrepreneurship is $99. The following items are included with registration:
The conference will have video recording and/or live stream of programs/events by Noir Prism and WHUT / Howard University Television, which may be used for on-air broadcast, live streaming, social media distribution, and/or general promotion of WHUR / WHUT/ Howard University programming and services. Your attendance grants WHUR / WHUT / Howard University permission to include your image, likeness, and/or audio recording in all forms of communication listed above.
The VIP Registration rate is $199. It includes all of the items listed above, as well as exclusive VIP access, swag, wristband, and Awards Gala.
The Black Commerce Conference Awards Gala will be a celebration of Black entrepreneurship and a centerpiece for the entire conference. Acknowledgements and award recognitions will be given and dinner will be served during the awards portion, with live music/dancing afterwards.
The Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel will serve as the official location of Black Commerce: The Future of Entrepreneurship. The hotel is located in downtown Washington, D.C., near the Convention Center and Capital One Arena in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.
The Rooming Link is now closed.
The National Center represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and serves as a leader to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship instruction, provide real-world learning opportunities for students, and provide opportunities for faculty to engage in interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship research. The National Center will also be a significant national resource of best practices for Black entrepreneurs in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and business growth by providing an entrepreneurial network across all HBCUs and Black business development centers. The National Center is located on Howard University’s campus and includes four regional Centers of Excellence: 1) Howard University, 2) Morgan State University, 3) Clark Atlanta University, and 4) Texas Southern University.