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THE #WEOUTSIDE EDITION

Proof of vaccination is required.

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The Conference

WOKE Entrepreneur Summit is upon us.  Join us live and in person!

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The Vision 

3 Millennial/Xennial Entrepreneurs.

One Bag ($3000).

Are you ready?

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The BLACK DOLLAR 

A Vendor Fair Supporting Black Entrepreneurs

The #WEBACKOUTSIDE Edition

Since 2018, the WOKE Entrepreneur Summit has created a unique event experience for African American entrepreneurs aged 21-45.   As an "entrepreneurship conference for the culture", each year  we've brought together over 300 of Chicago's top Millennial entrepreneurs, Xennial entrepreneurs, and seasoned business leaders for a day of learning, networking, and celebration. Each conference has been amazing and 2022 will not disappoint!

 

Our last summit was our Covid Clapback where we vowed not to let COVID take us down, but this year WE BACK OUTSIDE and we’re telling everybody (que Beyonce)! This year, we are going to show you how we pivoted our businesses, how we continue to grow our ventures post-COVID and how so much has changed. With the “Great Resignation” having happened, we have seen thousands of new businesses bring their ideas to market and we are here for it!  This year's #WOKESUMMIT will focus on doing business in a Post-COVID world, how that has changed our business practices and how we told COVID (and dead end jobs) that “You Won’t Break My Soul!”  Consider this year's WOKESUMMIT the #WEBACKOUTSIDE edition.   

The Lit Experience

 

Remember,   we call it "An Entrepreneurship Conference for the Culture" for a reason!  The event experience will combine elements of pop culture (i.e. trap music in the digital Lituation Room) and deep insight from subject matter experts within the demographic to create an impactful experience unique to African American Millennials and Xennials looking to launch a new venture or to expand their existing one.  Our vendors and partners will be on deck so don’t forget to check them out too because Black Businesses Matter!   

 

 

Pitch, Please

 

Get your business pitch together and won some money! Three businesses will be chosen to participate and will have 3 minutes to give judges their best business pitch. Apply here

 

 

 

IMPACT LOADING…

 

This year we are honored to announce the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Class of 2023 at our end of event cocktail reception! Come out and meet and mingle with Chicago’s next class of movers and shakers, and have a cocktail – or two – sponsored by Molson Coors in the Lit Lounge!

 

Suits and formal attire are still discouraged because you can’t properly dance in a button down and uncomfortable shoes. Hope to see you there.

 

Keeping it Lit

 

#wokesummit

#wokesummit2022

#webackoutside

#impact2023

Confirmed Presenters
Micae Brown

Micae Brown

Toure Muhammad

Toure Muhammad

Miles Sandler

Miles Sandler

David Posley Jr

David Posley Jr

Erica King

Erica King

Mark and Shae Walker

Mark and Shae Walker

Bruce Montgomery

Bruce Montgomery

Shannon McGhee

Shannon McGhee

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw

Romina Brown

Romina Brown

James Parker

James Parker

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

DJ Double M

DJ Double M

Tyler Clark- Inspire by Tyler

Tyler Clark- Inspire by Tyler

Donna Bracey- Cresco Labs

Donna Bracey- Cresco Labs

J.T. Stinnette

J.T. Stinnette

Elle Ramel- GET Cities

Elle Ramel- GET Cities