Luncheon & Business Pitch Contest

August 04, 2018 - 1:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Convention Center// Short North Ballroom B

Small Business Matters

The One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit is a hub for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs  on the path to start or expand their companies. Featuring a jam-packed day of workshops and networking opportunities, the Summit equips budding entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners with the tools to thrive. Some of the nation’s most successful executives, enterprisers and experts will be on hand to offer their knowledge and experience during the workshops centered around the themes of money, management, and marketing. Be sure to arrive early to attend the Networking Breakfast and be entered into the raffles for prizes! Visit the Connection Zone to access resources from the private and public sector! There’s even an opportunity to win cash prizes at the annual Pitch Competition!

Please CLICK HERE to register. Space is limited so register now!

Wells FargoCoca-ColaAARPFacebookKoch IndustriesGeorgia Pacific Black Enterprise

Sponsored By

Opening Remarks:  Caron Washington, Director, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, National Urban League

Sponsor Greetings:  Felicia Wasson, Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Coca-Cola Company

Speaker:  Jimmy Prude, Founder & CEO, Jimmy’s Vegan, 2017 SBM Pitch Contest Overall Winner

Pitch Competition Host:  Jodi Brockington, CEO, NIARA Consulting

Pitch Competition Judges:
J. Brandon Neal, Managing Counsel, Capital Markets Banking, Wells Fargo & Company; National Urban League Trustee
Laura James, East Region Community Relations Manager, UPS
Jimmy Prude, Founder & CEO, Jimmy’s Vegan, 2017 SBM Overall Pitch Winner
L'Quentus Thomas, Director, Stonehenge Capital Company
Terrez Thompson, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, The Coca-Cola Company