20th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit (Atlanta, GA | May 13 – 16, 2015)

20th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit (Atlanta, GA | May 13 – 16, 2015)

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Where Innovation and Capital Meet. Join BLACK ENTERPRISE at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, with a powerhouse lineup of some of the nation’s most accomplished and celebrated entrepreneurs and motivational speakers. Steve Harvey, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning television host, and renowned radio personality, is confirmed as one of the Summit’s keynote speakers at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit.
An annual highlight of the Summit is the presentation of the nation’s top awards for African American business achievement and community involvement. The Black Enterprise Trailblazer Award will be presented to legendary record producer, musician, and humanitarian, Quincy Jones; and music executive and entrepreneur
Clarence Avant, at the BE 100S Gala on Friday, May 15. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual who has had broad and positive impact on his or her industry as well as the community at large, while serving as a champion of entrepreneurship and business growth, employment opportunities, and wealth creation for African Americans.
The 2015 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit boasts high-powered sessions on critical business topics such as Attracting Angel Investors, Accelerating Your Tech Startup, The Art of Raising Money, It’s Called Show BUSINESS, and Selling Your Ideas and Building Consumer Brands.
Confirmed speakers include: Steve Harvey, Author, Radio Personality and Television Show Host, Lisa Nichols, CEO, Motivating the Masses, Michael Eric Dyson, Author, Professor and Radio Host, Roland Martin, Journalist, Commentator, Host, News One Now, Paul Judge, Managing Partner, Judge Ventures, Advisor Opportunity Ventures, Jermaine Dupri, Record Producer, Songwriter and entrepreneur, Randal Pinkett, Co-Founder & CEO of BCT Partners, Speaker and Author, Ken Coleman, Chairman, Saama Technologies, Don Peebles, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Peebles Corp., Reginald Hudlin, American Writer, Film Director, and Producer, Necole Parker, Founder and CEO, ELOCEN Group, Samuel Gilmore, Founder and President, Overnight Success Inc., Tom Chikoore, Founder, Techstars Risingstars Program, Kim Kimble, Celebrity Hairstylist, Owner of Kim Kimble Salons and Kimble Haircare System, Chris Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO, Soldsie; Founder, Black Founders (NewME), Sherrod Shackelford & LaVon Lewis, CEOs & Co-Founders, PDG Branding & Marketing, David Grain, Founder & Managing Partner, Grain Management L.L.C., Stacey Key, President & CEO, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Robert Santiago, Owner of Empire FX, Kim Wales, Founder & CEO, Wales Capital
For the aspiring entrepreneur, The Small Business Success™ Boot Camp offers practical advice on how to take your business to the next level. Plus, the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition will award $10,000 for the best new business idea.
For updates, follow Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit page on Facebook and search the #BESummit hashtag on Twitter.
 
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