Friday, March 30, 2018

Faculty House | Columbia University

10:0010:45 am

Registration & Headshots

Free Headshots Provided by Jopwell

10:4511:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

11:0011:45 am

Ted Talks: "How I Built This"

Session Speakers                                                        Jihan Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO of Swivel Beauty                                                         

Kameron  McCullough & Nile Taylor Ivey (LowKey), Co-Founder of D'USSE Palooza, formerly HennyPalooza                                                                                                                    Kristen Jones Miller, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Mented Cosmetics 

12:00pm12:45 pm

Human Centered Design Workshop

Hosted by the Columbia Design Studio

12:451:45 pm

Networking Lunch with Corporate Sponsors


1:452:45 pm

Panel: "So You Want To Be A Founder?"

Moderated by David Edwards, Director of Partnerships at Techstars                                                                                                                                        Session Speakers                                                    Matthew Burnett, Co-Founder & CEO of Maker's Row                                                                                                                                                             Dave Salvant, Co-Founder and President of Squire                                                                                                                                                               Kobi Wu Pasmore, Founder & CEO of VisuWall                                                                                                                                                                Isa Watson, Founder & CEO of Envested   

2:453:45 pm

Panel: "Venturing into Venture Capital"

Moderated by Rebecca Allen CBS '12, Founder of Rebecca Allen, Inc.   

Session Speakers                                                          Kai Bond, Partner at Comcast Ventures                                                                                                     Ebony Pope, Director of U.S. Ventures at Village Capital                                                             

Elliott Robinson CBS '12, Partner at Microsoft Ventures                                                                                                                                        Denmark West, Partner at Connectivity Capital Partners

3:454:00 pm


4:005:00 pm

Keynote Address

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley; Head of the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab

5:005:15 pm

Closing Comments

5:3010:00 pm

BBSA & BBSA Alumni Reception

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