Fri, Nov 10

Conference agenda

Prepare for a day of interactive workshops, dope discussions and engaging panels with a host of experts in tech and business. Choose from one of the following tracks for the day to expand your knowledge.

Entrepreneurship, Hustle and Startups

Mandela SH Dixon

Track Intro small group /warm up

11:00 AM

Camille Hearst, Abiola Oke ,Moderated by Justin Gerrard

Stages of a startup Panel

11:20 AM

Nancy Douyan

Designing your customer profile and user

12:00 PM

Bari Williams

Copyright, trademark and protecting your ideas

12:30 PM

Black Food Truck Lunch Park, Presented by eBay

1:00-2:00 PM

Marlon Nichols

Startup 101 – Cap tables

2:00-3:00 PM

Judges

Startup Pitch Competition

3:00-4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM

Ben Silbermann,Jessica Matthews

Founder chats

5:00 PM

Morgan Debaun

Wrap up and plan for tomorrow

5:50 PM

Afrotech Happy Hour, Presented by Facebook

6:30 PM

Marketing Growth and Operation

Fri, Nov 10

Everette Taylor

Track Intro small group /warm up

11:00 AM

AFROTECH

Building and positioning brands

11:20 AM

AFROTECH

Business models and revenue

12:00 PM

R/GA

Branding 101

12:30 PM

Black Food Truck Lunch Park, Presented by eBay

1:00-2:00 PM

Joah Spearman

Using community to grow your startup – case study

2:00 PM

Israel Alguindigue

Biz operations introduction

2:30 PM

Blue Print

Using Facebook Ads and designing funnels

3:00 PM

Blue Print

Using Facebook Ads and designing funnels

3:30 PM

Break

4:00 PM

Richelieu Dennis

Keynote & Q&A

5:00 PM

Morgan Debaun

Wrap up and plan for tomorrow

5:50 PM

Afrotech Happy Hour, Presented by Facebook

6:30 PM

Engineering and Design

Fri, Nov 10

Afrotech

Track Intro small group /warm up

11:00 AM

Jason Mayden

Tech talk: Footwear

11:20 AM

Frederick Hutson

Tech talk: App

12:00 PM

Salih Abdul-Karim

Introduction to Design UX

12:30 PM

Black Food Truck Lunch Park, Presented by eBay

1:00-2:00 PM

Ideo

Design Thinking

2:00-3:00 PM

Amazon

Tech Talk: AI

3:00 PM

Salesforce

Open Platform – Developers

3:30 PM

Break

4:00 PM

Afrotech

Keynote & Q&A

5:00 PM

Morgan Debaun

Wrap up and plan for tomorrow

5:50 PM

Afrotech Happy Hour, Presented by Facebook

6:30 PM


AGENDA CONTINUES

Choose between 2 stages featuring the top Black VC’s, founders and be inspired as to what you can achieve as we close out the weekend.

Sat, Nov 11

Recruitment Office Hours

8:30 AM
Location – Main Floor

Jewel Burks & Brian Gerrard

Life After Being Acquired

9:30 AM
Location – Main Stage

AFROTECH

Student Recruiting panel

9:30 AM
Location – Second Stage

Chamillionaire and Kobie Fuller

From EIR to CEO

10:30 AM
Location – Main Stage

AFROTECH

Disrupt Aging

10:30 AM
Location – Second Stage

Michael Siebel moderated by Jonathan Jackson

AMA: Y Combinator

11:15 AM
Location – Main Stage

Kelechi Anyadiegwu, eBay seller, Moderated by Damien Hooper-Campbell

Ecommerce Panel

11:15 AM
Location – Second Stage

Black Food Truck Lunch Park

12:00 PM

Mimi Fox Melton

Acing Your Coding Interview (Student required)

12:30 PM
Location – Second Stage

Diishan Imira and Rashad Drakeford

The Business of Beauty

1:30 PM
Location – Main Stage

Etsy, Johnny Ray Austin, Aaron Russel

Navigating My Technical Career (student required)

1:30 PM
Location – Second Stage

Afrotech

Policy Discussion

2:00 PM
Location – Main Stage

Jesse Williams, Christopher Gray

Scholly: Creating a social impact startup

2:30 PM
Location – Main Stage

Break

3:00 PM

Aaron Samuels

Pitch Competition Finals Begins

3:30 PM
Location – Main Stage

Break

4:00 PM

Lightning Talk: Anwar Bey-Taylor

4:30 PM
Location – Main Stage

Lightning talk: Rodney Williams

4:45 PM
Location – Main Stage

Lightning Talk: Bozoma Saint John

5:00 PM
Location – Main Stage

Closing Remarks

5:30 PM