JUNE 19–22, 2024

Our Speakers

Get ready to be inspired by trailblazers from all corners of the business world.

Ospeakers come from tech, healthcare, finance, entertainment, and more, bringing their unique energy and stories to the forefront. They’re not just talking business; they’re sharing their journeys, challenges, and triumphs to motivate and empower you. Dive into the dynamic world of Black entrepreneurship and get the tools you need to succeed from those who’ve been there and done it. Let’s elevate together!

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Bea Dixon

CEO, Co-Founder, and Chief Innovation Officer of The Honey Pot Company

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Main Stage

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Baron Davis

Founder, Investor, Former NBA All-Star

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Main Stage

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Phonte Coleman

Entrepreneur, Musician, Podcast Host

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Main Stage Moderator

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Ebony Flake

Careers, Money, & Entrepreneurship Reporter, Essence Communications

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Main Stage Moderator

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Joshua Rodgers

Writer for Blavity, AfroTech, & Buzzfeed Co-Host of The Jig Saw Podcast

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Main Stage Moderator

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Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins

Emmy Award-winning journalist, President of the Society of Professional Journalists

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Mainstage

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Renee Montgomery

Co-Owner/VP of the Atlanta Dream, WNBA Champion & All Star

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Mainstage

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Rodd Newhouse

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Mainstage

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Michael Phillips

Chief Operating Officer of T.D. Jakes Enterprises

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Leander Howard II

Chief Marketing Officer, WriteSea

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Jarrett Albritton

Workforce & Higher Education Specialist, WriteSea

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Brittany Greene

CEO, Crowned Financials LLC

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Anna Cobb

Founder, CEO of Rejuvenation

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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DJ Riley

Founder, Tendaji

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Michelle Nealy

CEO & Co-Founder, DvyUp Investing

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Ryaan Boyd

Black Gov Tech, Founder

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Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Dr. J. Alexander Martin

Co-Founder, FUBU

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Tremain Davis

CEO of Think PGC

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Seema Alexander

Co-Founder and President of Virgent AI

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Johnathan Quarles

Founder & CEOThe BTL Group

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Jeremy Treadwell

President, Treadwell Agency

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Antwon Foreman

Director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurship Launchpad, North Carolina A&T

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Johnetta Hardy

Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, Bowie State University

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Lonell Johnson

Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, Bowie State University

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Anthony C. Nelson, Ph.D.,

Dean, School of Business, North Carolina Central University

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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T. Nichole Phillips, Ph.D

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Associate Professor of Business Management School of Business and Professional Studies SHAW UNIVERSITY

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Empowering the Ecosystem

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Michael Cortez

Research Data Analyst, Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Ravi Chinta

Associate Dean and Professor, Strategic Management at University of District of Columbia

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Robert Singh

Dr. Abraham Pishevar Endowed Chair of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Howard University

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Micah Crump

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Interim Dean of Student Success at Medger Evers College, CUNY

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Michele Dugar

Director, Benedict College Innovation Hub at Benedict College

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Chris Hilliard

Professor at Southern University and A&M College

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Joy Smith

Dean of the School of Education and Business at Elizabeth City State University

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Nicholas Hill

Dean, School of Business at Claflin University

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Dr. Harold Lundy, Jr.

Assistant professor of Management & Accounting at Florida A&M University

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HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute

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Rebecca Wilson

Instructor, Entrepreneurship at Harris-Stowe State University

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Research & Policy

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Mathew Reeds, Greater Baltimore Committee

Director, Regional Innovation Office, Greater Baltimore Committe

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Research & Policy

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Nathan Harris

General Partner of Immersion & CEO of Ease

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Research & Policy

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Sherrod Davis

EcoMap Technologies, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer

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Research & Policy

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LaTanya White, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder | Black Wealth Futurist™

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Research & Policy

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Yusuf Henriques

Founder, Indygenus

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Research & Policy

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Sheena Franklin

Founder, K'ept

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Research & Policy

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Janeya Griffin

Equity Space Alliance, Inc. CoFounder & CEO

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Research & Policy

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Troy LeMaile-Stovall

CEO, TEDCO

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Research & Policy

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Ashli Sims

Managing Director of Build in Tulsa

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Research & Policy

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Julius Maina

Director of Community for 1863 Ventures

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Research & Policy

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Dr. Issac McCoy

Stillman College - Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and CIS

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Research & Policy

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Dr. Ikenna Uzuegbunam

Howard University Associate Professor of Management

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Investing & Impact

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Allegra Stennett

Co-founder, New Majority Capital

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Investing & Impact

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Vaneesha Dutra, Ph.D.

Finance Professor, Howard University

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Investing & Impact

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Karen Spencer

Co-Founder, Searchfunder

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Investing & Impact

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Cherae Robinson

Flybridge Capital Partners

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Investing & Impact

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Israel Wilson

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Investing & Impact

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Cylton Collymore

Founder and CEO of Sirsi.ai

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Investing & Impact

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Aneisia Williams

Founder, dreambloc

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Investing & Impact

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Lawrence Watkins

Head of Tulsa Investments - Atento Capital

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Investing & Impact

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Asu Suka

SBA Specialist

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Investing & Impact

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Shayne Evans

Founder, The Academy Group

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Investing & Impact

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Dr. Dawn Batts

Milestone Growth Capital Institute/ CEO

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Dreams to Dollars

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Yesenia Espinal

Associate Vice President of Data Analytics, Howard University

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Dreams to Dollars

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Brittany Brady

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity - CEO

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Dreams to Dollars

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Dr. Angelica Geter

Founder, Impactful Collaboration

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Dreams to Dollars

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Dr. Mercedes Ebanks

Howard University School of Education Associate Professor and Director of School and University Partnerships

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Dreams to Dollars

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Etoulia Burnett

Howard University Center for Digital Business, Center Director

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Dreams to Dollars

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Sterling McKinley

DMV Grow with Google Digital Coach

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Dreams to Dollars

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Cameron Clarkson

Book Blaster, Founder/CEO

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Dreams to Dollars

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Precious Williams

CEO, Perfect Pitch Group

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Dreams to Dollars

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Shenikwa Carr

Carr Culture Collective/Founder

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Dreams to Dollars

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Ebony Flake

Careers, Money, & Entrepreneurship Reporter, Essence Communications

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Dreams to Dollars

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Jaala James

Blue Jaa Management CEO & Founder

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Dreams to Dollars

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Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins

Emmy Award-winning journalist, President of the Society of Professional Journalists