FRIDAY
10 am Room 252 One-On-One Consultations with Business Advisors
presented by MBDA & U.S. Black Chambers.
Sign up to receive one 15-minute consultation with a seasoned business advisor.
11 am La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle
12 pm Room 252 Federal Government 101: Are you ready for contracting?
presented by the MBDA.
The federal government is the largest purchaser in the world. Join us to learn the basics of federal government contracting.
1 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle
2 pm Room 252 Small Biz Tech Start-Up Kit
presented by Yes We Code.
Make your dream or starting a business a reality with the tech tools that will help you build something great.
2:50 pm Room 252 Getting Certified: Why & How
presented by Yes We Code.
An overview of the benefits of NMSDC Certification – WHY it is different from government and other minority certifications and HOW it is a game changer in growing your business.
3:30 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Jessica O. Matthews
@speakerhandle
SATURDAY
10 am Room 252 One-On-One Consultations with Business Advisors
presented by MBDA & U.S. Black Chambers.
Sign up to receive one 15-minute consultation with a seasoned business advisor.
11 am La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle
12 pm Room 252 Going Global 101
presented by the MBDA.
Learn the first steps in selling abroad! Join MBDA and their partners as they share what to do to sell your products in other countries.
1 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Carla Harris
@speakerhandle
2 pm Room 252 Developing a Profitable and Sustainable Business Model
with Klassi Duncan, Director, Urban League of Louisiana — Women’s Business Resource Center.
During this session, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs can learn a strategic approach to developing a business model that will produce long-term growth and sustainability.
2:50 pm Room 252 From Side Hustle To Main Hustle
in partnership with Good Work Network.
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5 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom 2017 ESSENCE Pitch City Competition
powered by U.S. Black Chambers CEDC
Watch three emerging entrepreneurs pitch their business LIVE in front of a panel of esteemed judges to win $5K, a VIP Festival experience and coaching from U.S. Black Chambers!
SUNDAY
10 am Room 252 One-On-One Consultations with Business Advisors
Presented by MBDA & U.S. Black Chambers.
Sign up to receive one 15-minute consultation with a seasoned business advisor.
11 am La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle
12 pm Room 252 Demystifying Business Certifications
Presented by WBENC.
The session will provide an overview of the various business certifications, value of business certification and how to leverage the certification network to increase contracting opportunities.
1 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle
2 pm Room 252 Case Study: Mayvenn, Inc. Using Technology To Bring A Fresh Perspective To An Establish Industry
with Diishan Imira, CEO & Founder, Mayvenn, Inc.
Join Mayvenn CEO, Diishan Imira, as he shares his own experience using technology to revitalize the black hair industry and empower professionals in the beauty community.
3:30 pm La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom General Session
with Speaker Name(s)
@speakerhandle