Event Schedule

11:00 AM - 11:15 Sponsor Welcome + Program Overview
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Impact Ventures

Welcome & Program Overview

11:15 AM - 12:15 Round One Startup Pitches
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Kedreon Cole

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Alexander Deeb

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Jacob Makuvire

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 Panel Discussion
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Lucy Huang

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Lyndsey Harper

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Mandy Price

Lessons in Scaling Your Business In a Pandemic

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

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.

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
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Tia Bradley

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Jessica Taylor

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Andrella Thomas

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

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

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?

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
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Benjamin Vann

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Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

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Deborah Frieze

Integrated Capital: Financing for a New Majority

Audience: Financial Institutions, Impact Investors, Foundations, Government, etc.

Overview: Just 2% of venture capital landed in the hands of women and minority founders. What are alternative sources of capital available and more friendly to under-represented entrepreneurs to help grow their business or startup idea?

1:00 PM - 2:10 PM Round Two Startup Pitches
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Gary Lewis

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Darrel Frater

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Eric Adolphe

Round Two Startup Pitches

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

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM Judge Deliberation

Judge Deliberation

2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Pitch Winners Announcements

Pitch Winners Announcements

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Live Networking

Live Networking

On Second Day