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BLACK TECH CONFERENCE

April 26, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Harris-Stowe State University

William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Development
10 N Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Our Lineup of Experts

Dr. Stacy Gee Hollins

Interim Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean, Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University

Kristy Jackson

Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Harris-Stowe State University

Aisha Adams

CEO of Aisha Adams Media & Executive Director, Equity Over Everything

Brandi Brooks

Minority Entrepreneurship Collaboration Center for Advancement (MECCA) Director, Harris-Stowe State University

Devon Moody-Graham

CEO, CEOMom Empire

Doug Spencer

CEO, Bold Xchange

Bronwyn Morgan

CEO, Xeo Air

Candera Thompson

CEO, Bask & Bloom Essentials

Samuel J Cummings III

CEO, DataPlant

Njideka Ezenwa Eke

CEO, VisInt

Ellie Scott

CEO, The Break Room STL

Emory Reignz

CEO, Grab My Bag

Brittanee Wells

CEO, Faith Walker Apparel

Tarvoris Johnson

Technical Project Program Manager, Accenture

Cedric Cobb

President & CEO, Best Wardrobe Solutions

Bryon Pierson

CEO, EDUrain

Brittany Raji Alberty

CEO, Marketing Maven

Tashara Earl

CEO, Shades of Color, Political Candidate for city of St. Louis Board of Aldermen – 12th Ward

Renee Cunningham

CEO, The Polished Experience

Dr. Jasmine Lewis

CEO, The Popcorn Professor

Dr. Harvey Fields

Dean of the College of STEM, Harris-Stowe State University

Branden Griffin

CEO, Juggernaut Syndicate Corporation

Event Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 AM     |  Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 9:03 AM     |  Welcome by Dr. Stacy Gee Hollins, Interim Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean, Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University

9:03 – 9:05 AM     |  Keynote Introduction, Kristy Jackson, Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Harris-Stowe State University

9:05 – 9:30 AM    |  Opening Keynote, Aisha Adams, National Media Influencer & Executive Director of Equity Over Everything

9:30 – 9:40 AM    |  Breakout Transition

 

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9:40 – 10:15 AM    |  Breakout Session #1A “Bootstrapping to Raise: Equity, Debt, and Everything in Between” Panel

          • Moderator: Tarvoris Johnson, Technical Project Program Manager, Accenture 

          • Doug Spencer, CEO of Bold Xchange

          • Bryon Pierson, CEO of EDUrain

          • Njideka Ezenwa Eke, CEO of VisInt

9:40 – 10:15 AM    |  Breakout Session #1B “Knowing Your Customer & How to Sell to Them” Panel

          • Moderator: Emory Reignz, CEO of Grab My Bag

          • Brittany Raji Alberty, CEO of Marketing Maven

          • Cedric Cobb, President & CEO, Best Wardrobe Solutions

          • Dr. Jasmine Lewis, CEO, The Popcorn Professor

          • Tashara Earl, CEO, Shades of Color, Political Candidate for city of St. Louis Board of Aldermen – 12th Ward

9:40 – 10:15 AM    |  Breakout Session #1C “Wellness for Tech CEO’s” Presentation by Renee Cunningham, CEO of The Polished Experience

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10:15 – 10:20 AM   |   Breakout Transition

 

10:20 – 10:55 PM   |   Breakout Session #2A “Systems of Scale: Building a Company Ready for Rapid Growth”

            • Moderator: Dr. Harvey Fields, Dean of the College of STEM, Harris-Stowe State University

            • Candera Thompson, CEO of Bask & Bloom Essentials

            • Bronwyn Morgan, CEO of Xeo Air

            • Sam Cummings, CEO of DataPlant

            • Branden Griffin, CEO of Juggernaut Syndicate Corporation

10:20 – 10:55 PM   |   Breakout Session #2B “Launching A Tech-Enabled Business: The 5 A’s of Accessibility” by Brandi Brooks Minority Entrepreneurship Collaboration Center for Advancement (MECCA) Director, Harris-Stowe State University

10:20 – 10:55 AM    |  Breakout Session #2C “Wellness for Tech CEO’s” Presentation by Renee Cunningham, CEO of The Polished Experience

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10:55 – 11:05 AM     |   Breakout Transition

11:05 – 12:00 PM     |  “Real Talk in the Black Tech Space” Facilitated Sessions, Debrief with HSSU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Filament Team

12:00 PM    |   Closing

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