Agenda

SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT
PRESENTING SPONSOR: WELLS FARGO
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER



Friday July 26
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   

Pre - Summit Kick-off Reception sponsored by Regions Bank at the JW Marriott
Room 101/102
http://bit.ly/SmallBizReception  
*Registered attendees Only*
     
Saturday July 27

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM  Registration & Networking Breakfast (Room: Wabash 1)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM The Connection Zone (sponsored by Chicago MBDA Export Center) (Room: Wabash 1)
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM The Connection Zone Sponsor Remarks
Patricia Hanes, Director, Chicago MBDA Export Center

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks (Room: Wabash 2/3)
Welcome Remarks:
Stephanie DeVane, Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, National Urban League
Introductory Remarks:
Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President, Housing and Community Development, National Urban League
Presenting Sponsor Remarks:
Ruben Barrales, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Government Relations & Public Policy, Wells Fargo & Company
Greetings:
Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Tony Mason, President & CEO, Indianapolis Urban League
 

Tracks
Start-Up/Pre-Venture (0 - 2 years in Business)
Growth (2 - 5 years in Business)
Accelerated (5+ years in Business)
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Money Track

Start-Up/Pre-Venture 
Title: Level Up, Your Start Up (Sponsored by AARP)
Room: 120
Anytime you jumpstart a new business or launch a great idea there are hurdles and unexpected decisions that impact your trajectory. This session will provide real life tools and entrepreneurial wisdom to help new start-up businesses succeed and grow to new levels.
Speaker:
Dr. William F. Pickard, PhD., Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, National Urban League Trustee
Moderator:
Thomas B. Waters, Consultant/Director, Jacksonville Urban League Entrepreneurship Center


Growth Track
Title: Keys to a Strong Relationship…With Your Bank (Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
Room: 121
Forming a relationship with a bank can better position you for financing and other growth opportunities. Explore the tools and strategies necessary to take advantage of these opportunities and maximize a strong relationship with your financial institution!
Panelists:
Bianca Vobecky, Founder, President & CEO, Vobecky Enterprises
Ron Busby, President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
Linda Foggie, Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Wells Fargo
Moderator:
Darrell Green, Senior Vice President, Business Acquisition Manager, Southeast, Wells Fargo
 

Accelerated Track
Title: How to Become Bankable
Room: 122
Learn about Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Microlenders, Crowdfunding and other strategies & resources to prepare you to obtain traditional bank financing to scale your business!
Panelists:
John Moses, Deputy Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, U.S Securities & Exchange Commission
Rodney E. Hood, Chairman, National Credit Union Administration
Lauren Maillian, Founder and CEO of LMB Group
Bianca Caban, Director, Partnerships, Republic
Moderator:
Brandon Andrews, Co-Founder, Gauge
 
 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Management Track

Start-Up/Pre-Venture
Title: Network to Build Your Networth
Room: 120
Networking can be scary. Learn tips and tools on how to properly network and build mutually beneficial relationships to grow your brand.
Speaker:
Marc Parham, Director, The Entrepreneurship Center, Urban League of Greater Atlanta
 

Growth Track
Title: Experience the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Room: 121 
Small business owners face challenges around time management as individuals and within their enterprises. In this session we will explore the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and introduce a framework for auditing small business activities and considering long-term implications of your time investments.
Speaker:
Kelsey Ray, Deputy Director, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
 

Accelerated Track
Title: Supplier Diversity: Myths vs. Facts
Room: 122
Companies are looking for diverse suppliers with whom to do business. Do you have the necessary business profile to compete? Find out what it takes!
 Panelists:        
Stephanie Williams, Manager, Supplier Diversity Development, Ford Motor Company
Didi Anekwe, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Nationwide
Terrez Thompson, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, The Coca-Cola Company
John Barth, Chief Operating Officer, MHS
Moderator:     
Sheila Mixon, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
 
 
The Connection Zone
(Sponsored by Chicago MBDA Export Center)
Room: Wabash 1

Small Business Owners can obtain resources and converse with major public and private sector organizations to learn more about how their product(s) or service(s) can help elevate their business.


1:05 PM - 2:30 PM: Luncheon and Business Pitch Competition
(Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company)
Room: Wabash 2/3

Opening Remarks:
Caron Washington, Director, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, National Urban League
 Sponsor Greetings:
Alba Castillo Baylin, Vice President, Community and Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
 Keynote Speaker:
Isiah Thomas, NBA Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, Chairman and CEO, Isiah International LLC.
 Pitch Competition Host:
Jodi Brockington, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Sourcing, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation
 Pitch Competition Judges:
La’Kerri Jackson, Global Diversity & Inclusion, UPS
Bob Marshall, National Small Business Leader, Small Business Development, Wells Fargo & Company   
Natalie Madiera Cofield, Founder, Walker’s Legacy
Isiah Thomas, NBA Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, Chairman and CEO, Isiah International LLC.
 


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Marketing Track

Start-Up/Pre-Venture
Title: Getting 2 Equal: Marketing Like the Big Boys
Room: 120
There are many ways to market your business to appeal to your target audiences. Learn about tools to market your business on a budget and grow your brand.
Speakers:
Jennifer Littlejohn, Communications Manager, NIKE
Landi Spearman, Senior Executive Advisor & CEO, Landi & Co.
 

Growth Track
Title: Does Your Pitch Pop?
Room: 121
Learn from past SBM Pitch Contestants on how to craft an effective pitch to tell your story and win over investors and customers.
Speakers:
Dr. Tammira Lucas, Co-Founder, Moms As Entrepreneurs
Keon Davis, Founder & CEO, Smooth N Groove, 2015 SBM Overall Pitch Winner
Kiley Summers, Founder, SpenDebt, 2017 SBM 2nd Place Winner
Moderator:
Jodi Brockington, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Sourcing, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation
 

Accelerated Track
Title: Why Blockchain Matters to Small Businesses
Room: 122
Find out about Blockchain Technology and how it can increase sales, marketing, and much more to take your business to the next level!
Speaker:
Jamaal Solomon, CEO, J.S. Tax Corporation
 
The Connection Zone
(Sponsored by Chicago MBDA Export Center)
Room: Wabash 1

Small Business Owners can obtain resources and converse with major public and private sector organizations to learn more about how their product(s) or service(s) can help elevate their business.

 
5pm – 6pm: Small Business Matters Post – Event Mixer (presented by the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce)
 
Location: Hyatt Regency 1 S. Capitol Ave, 3rd Floor
RSVP: www.indybcc.org