• 11:00 AM - 11:15 Sponsor Welcome + Program Overview

    Welcome & Program Overview

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 Round One Startup Pitches

    Round One Startup Pitches

    Startups will pitch pre-recorded pitches then participate in a live 5-minute Q&A with judges.

  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (CST) Panel Discussion

    Building A Million Dollar Business In a Pandemic

    Overview: In recent national studies, 40% of black-owned businesses, 36% or hispanic-owned businesses, and 25% of women-owned businesses have permanently closed their doors. These seasoned entrepreneurs have successfully raised millions despited the challenges of COVID-19. Tune in as they share hard lessons learned while scaling during a pandemic.

    Audience: Entrepreneurs (Current/Aspiring), Creatives, In-trepreneurs, Investors, General.


  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (CST) Panel Discussion

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Overview: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion consciousness is at an all time high. Consumers and employees require more transparency and accountability from their favorite brands and employers. For corporate DE&I professionals, what is the current state of DE&I and how do imagine the future of DE&I?

    Audience: DE&I Practitioners, HR Representatives, Corporate Executives, Corporate Employees, General.