Saturday, March 31, 2018

8:309:45 am

Registration, Breakfast & Headshots

Free Headshots Provided by Jopwell

9:4510:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

10:0010:45 am

Morning Keynote

Rodney Williams, CEO & President of Belvedere

10:45am11:00 am


11:0012:15 pm

Panel Breakout: "Financial Inclusion in Today's Society"


Panel Break: "Social Enterprise for Black Advancement"

Session Speakers                                                              Kim Lew, Chief Investment Officer of the Carnegie Corporation                                             

Ann Mathews, Managing Director - Equity Derivative Sales, Goldman Sachs                        

Lawrence C. Manson, Jr. CBS '85, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of NexTier Companies, LLC                                                                                                      Verdun Perry, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Partners at Blackstone

Session Speakers                                                          Donnel Baird CBS '13, Founder & CEO of BlocPower                                                                     

Kelly Burton, CEO of Founders of Color

Bill Bynum, Founder & CEO of Hope Credit Union                                                                                                                                              Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity                                                                                                     Catherine Hoke, Founder & CEO of Defy Ventures

Roy Swan, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation

12:301:15 pm

Lightning Talk Breakout: "The Business of Music"

Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO Translation and United Masters in conversation with Andre Harrell , Vice Chairman of Revolt TV & Media

Moderated by Clay Irving CBS '08, Business Development Vice President at Live Nation                                                                                     

Lightning Talk Breakout: "Black Brand Ownership in the Digital Age "

Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP and COO of Unilever Personal Care North America in conversation with Richelieu Dennis, Founder & CEO of Sundial Brands                                                                                                                                                                        Moderated by Danielle Moten CBS '10, Marketing Consultant at Coty Inc. 

1:152:15 pm

Networking Lunch with Corporate Sponsors

2:153:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote

3:303:45 pm


3:455:00 pm

Panel Breakout: "Tech*nically Black"


Panel Breakout: "Telling, Owning, and Monetizing Our Story"

Moderated by Janaye Ingram, Director of National Partnerships at AirBnB  

Session Speakers                                                        Julia Collins, Co-Founder & President of Zume Pizza                                                                 

Peter Boyce II, Partner at General Catalyst & Founder of Rough Draft Ventures                                                                                                          Nancy Douyon, User Experience Lead at Uber                                                                               

Erica Minnihan CBS '04, Managing Partner at 1000 Angels                                                                                                                                  Ryan Williams, Founder and CEO of Cadre

Moderated by Sam French, Head of Strategy & Business Development at A24                                                                                                        Session Speakers                                                    Peggy Byrd, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Strategy and Sales at iHeart Media                                                        

Michelle Ebanks, President of Essence Communications Inc.                                                                                                                                      Elliott Wilson, Editorial Director at Tidal

5:005:15 pm


Sponsored by Unilever

5:155:45 pm

Closing Keynote

Jerri DeVard, Chief Marketing Officer of Office Depot

5:307:30 pm

Closing Reception

11:00 pm–4:00 am

After Party

Solomon & Kuff