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April 12, 2019 | Twende Summit

RAISING CAPITAL AND EMPOWERING BLACK AND BROWN FOUNDERS: ONE BUSINESS AT A TIME


ABOUT TWENDE SUMMIT:

In Kiswahili, twende means let's go.

We believe it's go-time for Nashville's Black & Brown founders. On April 11th and 12th, we're going to come together to say twende as an entire community.

DID YOU KNOW?

LESS THAN 2% OF VENTURE-BACKED COMPANIES ARE LED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR, EVEN THOUGH PUBLIC COMPANIES THAT ARE MORE DIVERSE TEND TO OUTPERFORM THEIR PEERS.

Twende is a summit designed to connect black and brown founders with the networks, knowledge, and resources to help them grow beyond the first 3 years of their startup. We welcome all entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and community members of all backgrounds who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and addressing the issue of inequitable access to funding for founders of color.

Topics include: crowd-funding, minority owned business loans and grants, bootstrapping, pitching, angel investing, policy solutions to achieve equity and business and more!

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 8:15AM-4PM | SUMMIT LEARNING SERIES

*There will also be a kick-off event specifically for investors to meet three high-growth, high-potential companies led by founders of color. If you are interested in attending this special event please email brynn.plummer@ec.co.


REGISTER:
Undergraduate institutions. Please use your university email address when registering.

Undergraduate institutions. Please use your university email address when registering.

You will be required to put your company name and website when registering.

You will be required to put your company name and website when registering.

Add additional team members for $25 each, limit of 3

Add additional team members for $25 each, limit of 3

Entrepreneur-support professional, entrepreneur consultants, tax and legal advisors

Entrepreneur-support professional, entrepreneur consultants, tax and legal advisors

All of the above ticket types give you access to the full day of programming on
Friday, April 12 as well as breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.


SPEAKERS:
Isaac Addae  Assistant Professor of Business Administration at TSU

Isaac Addae
Assistant Professor of Business Administration at TSU

Sara Bellos  President at Stony Creek Colors

Sara Bellos
President at Stony Creek Colors

Renee Bobb  Founder at Music City Icons

Renee Bobb
Founder at Music City Icons

Michael Brody-Waite  CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Michael Brody-Waite
CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

LaTanya Channel  Tennessee State Director of the Small Business Administration

LaTanya Channel
Tennessee State Director of the Small Business Administration

JURNELL COCKHREN  Founder at Civic Hacker

JURNELL COCKHREN
Founder at Civic Hacker

Angela Crane-Jones  Executive Director of Nashville Business Incubation Center

Angela Crane-Jones
Executive Director of Nashville Business Incubation Center

Shani Dowell  CEO & Founder of Possip

Shani Dowell
CEO & Founder of Possip

Andrew Forsdick   Investor at SAGE Business Advisors

Andrew Forsdick
Investor at SAGE Business Advisors

MIGNON FRANCOIS  Founder at The Cupcake Collection

MIGNON FRANCOIS
Founder at The Cupcake Collection

ANDREW GOLDNER  Co-founder, GrowthX

ANDREW GOLDNER
Co-founder, GrowthX

Marcela Gomez,   Co-founder, Culture Shift Team

Marcela Gomez,
Co-founder, Culture Shift Team

LESHANE GREENHILL  Founder at SalesCocktail

LESHANE GREENHILL
Founder at SalesCocktail

JESSICA HARTHCOCK  CEO and Co-Founder of Utilize Health

JESSICA HARTHCOCK
CEO and Co-Founder of Utilize Health

Aireka Harvell  CEO & Founder of Nodat

Aireka Harvell
CEO & Founder of Nodat

KHRYS HATCH  Capital Formation Research Coordinator at LaunchTN

KHRYS HATCH
Capital Formation Research Coordinator at LaunchTN

Caleb Huey  Vice President of Creative Strategy at Creative Direct Marketing Group

Caleb Huey
Vice President of Creative Strategy at Creative Direct Marketing Group

Moncherie’ Jones  CEO at MOJO Marketing

Moncherie’ Jones
CEO at MOJO Marketing

Audra Ladd  Founder at Nashville Made and Creative Economy Manager at Mayor's Office

Audra Ladd
Founder at Nashville Made and Creative Economy Manager at Mayor's Office

TONYA LEWIS  Founder at The Post East

TONYA LEWIS
Founder at The Post East

KIPKOSGEI MAGUT  CEO & Co-Founder of Zyllion

KIPKOSGEI MAGUT
CEO & Co-Founder of Zyllion

Jeff McGruder  Senior Vice President at Pinnacle Financial Partners

Jeff McGruder
Senior Vice President at Pinnacle Financial Partners

Bill McCleskey  CEO and Founder of Mitech

Bill McCleskey
CEO and Founder of Mitech

JOSHUA MUNDY  Owner, Music City Cleaners, C-Founder of theLAB Nashville and Founder of Fortitude Homes

JOSHUA MUNDY
Owner, Music City Cleaners, C-Founder of theLAB Nashville and Founder of Fortitude Homes

ASHELY NORTHINGTON  Agency Director at DENOR Brands & Public Relations

ASHELY NORTHINGTON
Agency Director at DENOR Brands & Public Relations

DANIELLE O’ROURKE  CEO ROND Capital

DANIELLE O’ROURKE
CEO ROND Capital

CHRIS POWERS  Former Head of Advisory and Special Projects at BTC Media.

CHRIS POWERS
Former Head of Advisory and Special Projects at BTC Media.

Sashank Purighalla   Founder and CEO at BOS Framework

Sashank Purighalla
Founder and CEO at BOS Framework

SHAUN RANDOLPH  Capital Program Manager at LaunchTN

SHAUN RANDOLPH
Capital Program Manager at LaunchTN

CLINT SMITH  Co-Founder at Emma

CLINT SMITH
Co-Founder at Emma

JIMMIE STRONG  Associate Counsel at Baker Donelson

JIMMIE STRONG
Associate Counsel at Baker Donelson

Monique Villa  Investor at Mucker Capital

Monique Villa
Investor at Mucker Capital

DR. FALLON WILSON  CEO and Co-Founder at Black in Tech Nashville

DR. FALLON WILSON
CEO and Co-Founder at Black in Tech Nashville

 

…and lots more!


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