Schedule

 
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monday

october 9, 2017

Day 1

**Note: This schedule may change**

8:00-9:00AM | Networking Breakfast


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9:00AM

WELCOME with Aniyia L. Williams


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9:15AM

REWRITE THE PLAYBOOK: Deldelp Medina, Code2040

In this session, Deldelp will give a quick history lesson on venture capital. It's important to understand why it exists, where it started and where it is today. She will then facilitate an untethering from the typical Silicon Valley mindset around raising money through a talk about lenses and how it affects the way we perceive and seize opportunities.


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9:45AM

LAWS OF THE LAND: Kelly Shapiro, The Law Offices of Kelly D. Shapiro

This session will focus on the basics of business structures (corporations, LLCs), how equity works, the value of intellectual property, and essential elements to have in place as a business owner.


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10:30AM

HOW TO LAUNCH & GROW YOUR STARTUP: Francesca Escoto, Startups for Social Change

Learn about the 6 phases of developing a business. Francesca's session will walk through each step with a focus on launching with lean resources. 


11:30AM| CoFFEE Break


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11:45am

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SUCCESS: Mandela SH Dixon, Kapor Capital

Business is people, and the sooner you learn how to "speak to" other people's motivations and desires, the sooner you will learn how to win the game of business. From attracting customers to recruiting talent to pitching investors...all of it demands exceptional communication skills. Whether communicating over email, talking on the phone, or meeting in person, Mandela SH will teach you what to say and how to say it to get the people you need most to say, YES! I’m in!


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12:15PM

#INTENTIONMASTERY: How to identify and execute on the ONE DAILY ACTION that drives your revenue: Thomas KR Stovall, Think Like a Startup

As a founder, you may touch every part of your business, but how do you manage your tasks day-to-day without getting stuck in the weeds? Learn how to prioritize your most important action items, and how to hold yourself accountable to getting things done. If you're struggling with time management, Thomas' session will give you tools to become more productive and produce better work.


12:45-1:30PM | LUNCH

Lunch will be provided and networking is encouraged.


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1:30PM

GENERATING REVENUE FROM DAY 1: Danielle Leslie, Course Alchemy

Danielle will highlight marketing and revenue-focused tactics to get your business off the ground. Learn how you can make content and social media work for you to generate leads and build a community that you can monetize.


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2:30PM

BUILDING APPS WITHOUT CODE: Tara Reed, Apps Without Code

Nowadays, you can build almost anything without writing a single line of code. Tara will show us how non-technical entrepreneurs can create their own apps and validate them using simple existing tools. She'll also talk about how to set yourself up for success by choosing the right business model for your concept.


3:30PM |COFFEE BREAK


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3:45PM

DESIGN WITHOUT A BUDGET: Melanie Araujo, Front & Center

When you create a product, you are providing an experience. Designing the right experience is key. This session will help you figure out the best way to design that experience. Melanie will talk about basic principles on making your website or product beautiful, cohesive, and effective.


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4:30PM

INSIDE THE MIND OF THE INVESTOR with Arlan Hamilton

This session will be a Q&A with Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, one of few funds that invests exclusively in underrepresented founders.


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5:00PM

MANAGE MONEY LIKE A BOSS: Ramona Ortega, My Money My Future

This session will go from A-Z on money management and startup life. How do you know if you're financially ready to take the leap? Can a side hustle pay the bills? Ramona will share ways to to manage your cash with precision, and a look at alternative ways to finance your startup.


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5:30PM

PHILADELPHIA FOUNDERS PANEL 

Discussion with Philadelphia founders on their journey, key learnings, and vision for the future.

Featuring:

  • Adrean Turner, Turner Coaching
  • Rudy J. Ellis, Switchboard Live
  • Tiffanie Stanard, Stimulus
  • Luis Gamardo, Besto
  • Adriana Vazquez, Lilu Inc

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6:15PM

CLOSING THOUGHTS with Aniyia L. Williams


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7:00PM-9:00PM | networking reception & PARTY

Unwind, make new friends, and have a good time at Howl at the Moon. Your event badge will give you access -- drinks and food will be served!


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tuesday

OctobeR 10, 2017

Day 2

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9:00AM

The Future of Tech in Philadelphia: Mayor Jim Kenney

A special presentation about tech and innovation in Philadelphia.


9:30AM-11:30aM

MENTOR OFFICE HOURS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Attendees get one-on-one time with speakers, experts and mentors. Sign ups for an appointment will happen on Day 1.

Small group breakouts will be facilitated, designed to exchange ideas and learnings among attendees and leaders.


11:30AM

BUILDING A TEAM ON A SHOESTRING: Darla Wolfe, SweatEquitE

The journey to success is much more likely with a team behind you. But how do you hire when you have little to no budget? Darla will explore the options available to founders need help and expertise from others to build their companies and products.


12:00PM | LUNCH

Lunch will be provided and networking is encouraged.


12:30pM-2:30pM

MENTOR OFFICE HOURS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Attendees get one-on-one time with speakers, experts and mentors. Sign ups for an appointment will happen on Day 1.

Small group breakouts will be facilitated, designed to exchange ideas and learnings among attendees and leaders.


2:30PM

SPECIAL MAIN STAGE TALK

Details to be announced soon!


3:00pM-5:00pM

MENTOR OFFICE HOURS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Attendees get one-on-one time with speakers, experts and mentors. Sign ups for an appointment will happen on Day 1.

Small group breakouts will be facilitated, designed to exchange ideas and learnings among attendees and leaders.


 

Breakout Session Topics

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