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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:
JURNELL COCKHREN  Founder at Civic Hacker

JURNELL COCKHREN
Founder at Civic Hacker

ANDREW GOLDNER  Co-founder, GrowthX

ANDREW GOLDNER
Co-founder, GrowthX

LESHANE GREENHILL  Founder at SalesCocktail

LESHANE GREENHILL
Founder at SalesCocktail

KHRYS HATCH  Capital Formation Research Coordinator at LaunchTN

KHRYS HATCH
Capital Formation Research Coordinator at LaunchTN

DANIELLE O’ROURKE  CEO ROND Capital

DANIELLE O’ROURKE
CEO ROND Capital

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

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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