In just 2 days, May 4-7, Miami, Florida, will be flooded with investors, professionals, executives, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs eager to find out what happens ‘When Innovation Meets Capital’ at the 2016 Black Entrepreneurs Summit, Loews Hotel Miami, Miami, FL.
If you’re an entrepreneur looking to learn exactly what it takes to drive your business to the next level, or you’re an investor looking for the next industry-changing startup, here is exactly where you need to be.
To prove it, check out a little of what this summit has to offer:
May 5, 10:15 a.m.Â Sourcing – Seed & Early Stage Funding
This session is designed for those that have an innovative idea and are now at the stage where they’d like to be first in line for seed capital. A panel of investors including Marlon Nichols, founding Partner, Cross Culture Ventures; Brian Brackeen, founder & CEO, Kairos.com; and Sarah Ribner, co-founder of PiperWai, LLC will teach you the ABCs of seed-funding, including how to market yourself to investors and whether equity crowd funding is the way for you to go. This, you don’t want to miss.
May 5, 10:15 a.m. Operate Small, Supply Big – Landing Mega Contracts
You’d love if you could secure a supplier contract for your small business—it’s obvious. Well, American Express OPEN is hosting a panel with FedEx Supplier and Founder of Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Phillip Ashley Rix, and the Director of Supplier Diversity and Development of Nationwide, Frantz Tiffeau, to help you do just that. This panel will offer insider strategies to teach you win the supplier contract that you hope for. Trust us on this.
May 5, 11:45 a.m. The Color of Capital – Black VCs and Financiers Who Want to Invest in You
The name says it all. There are financiers that want to give you money, people. How could you not show up to claim it? Investors Kesha Cash, founder of Impact America Fund; Founder & Managing Partner of Wolverine Angels, Shane Kelly; and Founder & CEO of Â Pipeline Angels, Natalia Oberti Noguera, are all eager to close the funding gap that has traditionally kept minority startups at a competitive disadvantage. Here’s your chance to learn from financiers who are actively changing the face of investing.
May 6, 1:45 p.m. SistersInc. – Women Angels Funding Female Startups
Did you know that African American women are the fastest growing, yet disproportionately underfunded, entrepreneur demographic in the U.S? Sisterhoods of angel investors and venture capitalists, including Stephanie Lampkin, Founder & CEO of Blendoor, Angel investor and advisor to startups/U.S. Director Business Development, Dentons; and Angel investor, Simone Castillo, have set out to change that. These women are writing checks and launching ventures founded by other black women. Could this be your opportunity?
This isn’t it. There is much to learn on how to generate funds for your business starting THIS WEDNESDAY, May 4Â through Saturday, May 7 at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, Loews Miami Hotel, Miami. REGISTER NOW.
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