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      2019 National Urban League TechConnect Summit in Indianapolis

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      July 25, 2019

      Thursday  11:00 AM

      100 South Capitol Avenue
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

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      2019 National Urban League TechConnect Summit

      TECHCONNECT Thursday, July 25th | Friday, July 26th | Saturday, July 27th TechConnect is a three-day summit is the premier destination for innovators of color – today’s leading creative thinkers, content producers, artists, bloggers, podcasters, and social media influencers.  Join us for networking and panel discussions with top executives in tech, entrepreneurship, and beauty to explore the ultimate convergence of technology, culture, entertainment. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE... POWER LUNCH - Enjoy a complimentary lunch while you learn from innovators in tech, entertainment and fashion CREATORS COLLAB -  Highly interactive and impactful mini-workshops designed to engage, educate and equip you with actionable steps to improve your business TECH TALK- Hear success stories from entrepreneurs on how they built profitable businesses from the ground up PODCAST LIVE - Featuring a live experience with your favorite podcasters LIVE, LOVE & LEARN LOUNGE - Interact with influencers in beauty, fashion and travel and get the scoop on the latest lifestyle tips and trends WHY ATTEND... -Explore new content, ideas, companies and more -Hear about the latest innovations and emerging opportunities for people of color in technology -Network with tech professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, influencers and thought leaders PLUS... Watch startups making a positive impact in Indianapolis and around the globe pitch their innovative solutions to socially pressing issues before a panel of judges to win $10,000 in cash and prizes at TechConnect Demo Day! TECHCONNECT SCHEDULE (subject to change) Tech Boom Thursday July 25th 11:20a-11:50a     TechConnect 5th Anniversary Celebration Opening Ceremony 12:00p-12:30p     Creators Collab: Everything You Need To Know To Launch Your Podcast Today Facilitators: Martin Moor (Co-Founder, Audiostaq); Gabriel Pendleton (CEO, Audiostaq) 12:45p-1:30p      Power Lunch: Black Men Behind Tech’s Next Wave (Complimentary lunch provided) Remarks: John Heath (Manager of Government Relationships & External Affairs, Turo); Myron Lloyd (Legal Counsel, General Motors) Panelists: John Heath (Manager of Government Relationships & External Affairs, Turo); Kalvin Jones (Founder, Code Black Indy); Justin Hunte (Director of Content & Strategic Marketing, EMPIRE Distribution); Shareef Abdul-Malik (Founder, We Buy Black);  Moderator: Sean Strother (Founder, Tagkast) 1:45p-2:15p        Disrupt Indy: Paving the Way for Innovation Curated by Be Nimble/Black Hatch Panelists: Judith B. Thomas (Executive Director, Madam CJ Walker Theatre); Nick Turner (Founder & CEO, Deliverend); Angela Smith (Deputy Mayor for Economic Development for the City of Indianapolis);  Moderator: Kelli N. Jones (Co-Founder, Be Nimble Ventures)  2:30p-3:15p        Social Savvy: Build, Manage and Monetize Your Social Media Influence Speaker: Jesseca Dupart (Founder, Kaleidoscope Hair Products);  Moderator: Ash Mac (Air Personality, Hot 96.3) 3:30p-4:00p         Podcast Live: Girl CEO with Ronne Brown Founder of Girl CEO Ronne Brown goes live with black women breaking barriers and bridging the gap in tech. Guests:  Kelli N. Jones (Co-Founder, Be Nimble Ventures); Candi C. Singleton (Vice President, Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity, Twitter) 4:15p-5:00p         Tech Talk: A One-on-One Conversation with Ray J Speaker: Ray J (Chief Strategy Officer, Raycon Global, Recording Artist, TV Personality); Moderator: Colby Tyner (Vice President of Programming, Radio One)   Get Funded Friday July 26th 11:00a-11:50p       Creators Collab:  How To Speed Pitch Funders & Corporate Brands  Facilitator: Denise Thomas (President, The Effective Communication Coach) Speakers: Alba Castillo Baylin (Vice President of Community and Stakeholder Relations, Coca-Cola North America); Donovan Casanave (Manager of Support Services Supplier Diversity & Diversity Advocacy Shell Oil); Tony Williams (Senior Director of Government and External Affairs, Comcast) 11:50a-12:10p     How I Built A Booming Beauty Brand Mane Choice founder Courtney Adeyele shares how she went from YouTube to launching a successful beauty brand.  Speaker: Courtney Adeyele (Founder, Mane Choice) 12:15p-1:00p          Power Lunch:  Secure the Bag: Creative Ways to Raise Capital for your Business Panelists: Lauren Maillian (Founder & CEO, LMB Group); Candice Matthews Brackeen (Founder & CEO, Hillman Accelerator); Paige Hendrix Buckner (Program Director, Founder Gym); J. Alexander Martin (CEO, FUBU TV);   Moderator: Sergie Willoughby (Senior Editor, The Network Journal) 1:15p-1:45p            Fireside Chat with Dapper Dan Speaker: Dapper Dan (Fashion Designer, Author) Moderator: Kim Blackwell (CEO, PMM Agency) 2:00p-3:30p            TechConnect Demo Day Sponsored by Comcast            Judges: Tony Williams (Senior Director of Government and External Affairs, Comcast); Kelli Jones (Co-Founder, Be Nimble Ventures); Jeff Williams (Co-Founder, Be Nimble Ventures);  Host: Shannon LaNier 3:45p-4:10p           Fireside Chat with Anthony Hamilton Recording artist and author Anthony Hamilton discusses his career. Speaker: Anthony Hamilton (Recording Artist, Author) 4:15p-4:45p            Secrets from a Million Dollar Business Mogul with Pinky Cole  Speaker:  Pinky Cole (Owner, Slutty Vegan); Moderator: Lauren Maillian (Founder & CEO, LMB Group) Self Care Saturday July 27th 11:00a-11:30a        Power Your Body and Mind for Greatness  Facilitators: Robert Palmer (Founder, Be Exceptional Fitness) 11:45a-12:30p           Pink & Powerful: Women Talk Money, Beauty, and Health  Speakers: Miko Branch (Co-Founder, Miss Jessie’s); Tia Chambers (Financially Fit and Fab); Victoria Beaty (Be Well Indy); Tuwisha Rogers-Simpson (Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, One Solution);  Moderator:  Karen Vaughn (Operation Manager & Air Personality, Radio One Indianapolis 12:45p-1:30p            Choose Your Own Adventure: Travel & Lifestyle Talk Speakers: Malinda Williams (, Actress); Tariq Walker (, Digital Media Specialist);  Moderator:  Karen Vaughn (Operation Manager & Air Personality, Radio One Indianapolis 3:00p-3:45p            Dads Can Do It Too: Teaching Dad the Basics of Natural Hairstyling             Facilitators:  Kay Alex (Event Curator, Dads Can Doo It Too); Aja BLU (Senior Cosmetologist);  Host: Shannon LaNier   REGISTRATION IS FREE! To learn more about the TechConnect and National Urban League Conference visit the conference website. Sponsors: -Comcast  Partners: -Be Nimble Ventures -Black Hatch Fund -Mentors of Color -Techpoint -PitchFeast -The Network Journal 

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