Schedule 

9:00- 9:30AM Breakfast & Registration, Opening 

Enter through the north entrance for registration.  Hot breakfast provided.     

9:30 AM- 9:50AM #MorningMotivation (Morning Plenary) 

Rodney Herenton | Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer | Channing Capital

Rodney Herenton shares his experiences as a founder and provides words of wisdom 

10:00 AM- 10:50AM Breakout Sessions #1

Charge it to the Game

 

Presenter: Anterio Jackson

 

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for establishing and growing business credit. 

 

Stressed Out (In My Tribe Called Quest Voice): Managing Your Physical and Mental Health as an Entrepreneur

 

Moderator: Tai Marie Sawyer   

 

Panelists: Dr. Mawusi Arnett, Dr. Rebeca Hubbard, Saddiqu Muhammad

 

 

A panel of health and wellness professionals share advice for maintaining your physiological and psychological well-being.

 

 

 

#TheMarathonContinues: Launching a Non-Profit Organization

 

Presenter: Kevin Davenport

 

This workshop teaches attendees the ins and outs of launching a non-profit venture. 

 

#Imma Boss: Leadership For Entrepreneurs 

 

Presenter: Jason William Johnson

 

 

 

This workshop teaches business owners management and leadership principles necessary for optimal operations of their enterprise. 

 

11:00 AM- 11:50AM Breakout Sessions #2

Beasting Your Podcast

 

Moderator: Benjamin Warsinske

 

Panelists: Jeffery Beckham, Kristen R. Harris

 

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for launching and promoting your podcast. 

Marketing Your Ish

 

Moderator: Chrishon Lampley

 

Panelists: Latoya Underwood, Keeana Barber, Jennifer Bridgeforth

 

 

In this breakout session, a panel of entrepreneurs share their best practices for effectively marketing your brand. 

Buy Back the Block: Real Estate and  Entrepreneurship

 

Moderator: Dwayne Hirsch

 

Panelists: Curtis Jones, Bonita Harrison, Latoya Moore

 

Successful real-estate entrepreneurs share strategies and best practices

#JustAnotherStatistic: Using Data to Grow Your Business

 

Moderator: Corey Thurman

 

Panelists: Dr. Antwoine Flowers, Dr. Jennifer Miller,  Dr. Ron Landis 

 

This workshop provides advice on how to acquire companies to scale your venture.

 

 

 

12:00PM-12:50PM Lunch: Mid-Day Turn Up

 

DJ Double M hits the turntables during lunch. 

1:00 PM- 1:50PM Breakout Sessions 

#AndThatConcludesMyTedTalk

 

Presenters: Amiel Harper & Rendel Solomon

 

Two entrepreneurs with experience as Tedx presenters share their experience and best practices 

Gimme the Loot: Becoming Bankable for a Traditional Lender

 

Presenter: Eva Brown 

 

This workshop teaches business owners how to position themselves to receive financing from a traditional bank. 

EffaProgrammer: Building an App Without Code

 

Presenter: James Parker

 

This workshop introduces entrepreneurs tools that allow them to build apps without coding. 

 

 

#TheBounceBackWasVicious: From Returning Citizen to Successful Entrepreneur 

 

Moderator:  Marcus Yancey 

 

Panelists: Nichelle Benford, Benjamin Gordon, Jimmie Williams 

 

This workshop features entrepreneurs who grew successful businesses despite being ex-offenders.

2:00 PM- 2:50PM Breakout Sessions 

Getting to the Bag: Monetizing Your Creativity

 

Moderator: Patrice Perkins 

 

Panelists: Lashun Tines, Shala Akintunde, Tiffany Tapley, & Amber Marie Green

 

This workshop features several creative entrepreneurs who share best practices for monetizing your creative talents. 

 

Last Night Was a Movie: How to Create a Memorable Event Experience

 

Moderator: Shykira Richardson

 

Panelists: Shannon Waldron & Alicia August-Wright

 

This workshop teaches business owners how to create amazing event experiences. 

Countin' Coins: Financial Software Solutions for Your Business

 

Presenter: Jeff Badu

 

This workshop introduces attendees to software solutions for managing their business finances. 

 

#TheMarathonContinues: Social Entrpreneurship

 

Moderator: Kevin Davenport

 

Panelists: Britney Robbins, Tracy Powell, & Appreccia D. Faulkner

 

This workshop features several social entrepreneurs who share best practices for launching, operating, and scaling a social enterprise.  

3:15 PM- 4:00PM WOKEPITCH

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM WOKE10 Awards

Finalists: 

CitiSpoon

Not Just Cookies

Regal Realty 

Three companies compete for $3000. 

Entrepreneurs aged 21-45 from 10 industries are recognized for excellence in their field. 

5:30 PM- 8:00PM After Party @ Persona

 

Network and  kickback after the conference

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