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The Conference

WOKE Entrepreneur Summit is upon us.  Last year's conference was beyond lit, this year will be no different! Allow yourself to succumb to FOMO this year and get your tickets today!!!

The BOSSES

This year we're honoring 10 WOKE Entrepreneurs aged 21-45 crushing their respective industries. Check out the 2019 WOKE10 Honorees!

The Vision 

3 Millennial/Xennial Entrepreneurs.

One Bag ($3000).

Are you ready?

An Entrepreneurship Conference "for the Culture"

The WOKE Entrepreneur Summit is a one-day conference hyper-focused on prospective and current African American Milliennial and Xennial entrepreneurs. Speakers will include 40+ top young entrepreneurs and thought leaders, as well as some of Chicago's top business leaders. The conference will consist of a morning plenary session, several morning and afternoon breakout sessions, and an inspiring afternoon keynote. 

 

Attendees will have the option to attend one of two tracks,  Launch It or Scale It.   The Launch It track will focus on helping young professionals launch their venture. Workshops will cover creating a business plan, getting incorporated, transitioning from a full-time job to full-time entrepreneurship and other core competencies needed to successfully launch their venture.  The Scale It track focuses on advanced business concepts such as growth strategy, finance, and procurement and helps established business owners take their enterprise to the next level.

 

 

The Event Experience 

 

The WOKE Entrepreneur Summit is not your typical entrepreneurship conference.  We call it "An Entrepreneurship Conference for the Culture" for a reason!  The event experience will combine elements of pop culture (i.e. rap music in the exhibit hall) 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.   Suits are highly discouraged, and casual flyness is preferred. 

Presenters
Rodney Herenton

Rodney Herenton

Chrishon Lampley

Chrishon Lampley

Dwayne Hirsch

Dwayne Hirsch

Jeff Beckham

Jeff Beckham

Patrice Perkins Photo

Patrice Perkins Photo

Rendel Solomon

Rendel Solomon

Britney Robbins

Britney Robbins

Shannon Waldron

Shannon Waldron

Nichelle Benford

Nichelle Benford

Bonita Harrison

Bonita Harrison

Jason William Johnson

Jason William Johnson

Keeana Barber

Keeana Barber

Lashun Tines

Lashun Tines

Latoya Underwood

Latoya Underwood

Benjamin Warsinske

Benjamin Warsinske

Tracy Powell

Tracy Powell

Tai Sawyer

Tai Sawyer

Jimmie Williams

Jimmie Williams

Tiffany Tapley

Tiffany Tapley

Shala Akintunde

Shala Akintunde

amber marie green

amber marie green

Saddiqu Muhammad

Saddiqu Muhammad

Alicia August-Wright

Alicia August-Wright

Ron Landis

Ron Landis

Rebecca Hubbard

Rebecca Hubbard

Kevin Davenport

Kevin Davenport

Corey Thurnan

Corey Thurnan

Antwoine Flowers

Antwoine Flowers

Anterio Jackson

Anterio Jackson

Dr Mawusi Arnett

Dr Mawusi Arnett

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon

James Parker

James Parker

Kristen Harris

Kristen Harris

Jennifer Bridgeforth

Jennifer Bridgeforth

Appreccia Faulkner

Appreccia Faulkner

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones

Marcus Yancey

Marcus Yancey

Shykira Richards

Shykira Richards

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