8:00-9:00AM | Networking Breakfast
WELCOME: Aniyia L. Williams
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.
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.
10:45-11:00AM | CoFFEE Break
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.
THE SALES GUIDE FOR STARTUPS: Kevin Williams, The Sales Sector
Kevin will guide us through the best practices of researching your leads, managing opportunities, and closing deals. Establishing relationships is key. He'll dig into how you do this and B2B deal structures that will allow you to get money in the door quickly.
12:30-1:30PM | LUNCH
Lunch will be provided and networking is encouraged.
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.
3:00-3:15PM |COFFEE BREAK
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.
INSIDE THE MIND OF THE INVESTOR with Arlan Hamilton and Aniyia Williams
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.
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.
FIRESIDE CHAT OR PANEL
Discussion with Philadelphia founders on their journey, key learnings, and vision for the future.
CLOSING THOUGHTS: Aniyia L. Williams
6:15PM | COCKTAIL PARTY
Unwind, make new friends, and have a good time. Drinks and light food will be served.
Attendees get one-on-one time with speakers, experts and mentors.
Small group breakouts designed to exchange information among attendees and leaders.