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Blue Lacuna 2150 S. Canalport, Chicago, IL 60609 

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About the WOKE Entrepreneur Summit 


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+ of the top young entrepreneurs and thought leaders in their respective industries, 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.


After a day of learning and networking, join us for an evening kickback (reception) featuring high energy music (Migos anyone?).


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 using "AF" as an adjective modifier is completely encouraged, and in certain instances demanded.   

By The Numbers: What to Expect...

Lectures. Networking. Workshops.


A Prestigious list of over 20 Millennial and Xennial thought leaders.


20 Breakout Sessions in Core Knowledge Areas Such as Branding, Strategy, Social Media, Finance, and Procurement Strategy


Over 250
Attendees Expected 


Pitch competition featuring 3 top Millennial/ Xennial-owned companies
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