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2015 DC Entrepreneurship Conference

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Howard University | L.K. Downing Hall | 2300 6th St NW | Washington DC 20059

Registration

  • Entry Fee for early bird participants are only $15 through April 5! Register early!
  • Early bird rate for students with ID is $5.
  • On the day of the event, fees will increase to $25.
  • On-site registration for students with ID will be $15
  • Regular prices increases to $20 from April 6th through April 10th!
  • Regular price for students with ID will be $10

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2015 DC  Entrepreneurship Conference    

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Howard University

L.K. Downing Hall

2300 6th St NW

Washington, DC 20059



Are you ready to transform your idea into a profitable business?


Ready to take your start-up to the next level?


Then join us for a day of interactive workshops and plenty of networking opportunities with DC's premier entrepreneurs! 



*NEW* ways to participate:


1. Business Plan Competition: Pitch your concept for instant feedback and a chance to win prizes!


2Entrepreneur Expo: Showcase your product/service during the Entrepreneur Expo!


    Email PD@nsbedc.org for details on the Competition and Expo!


    RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 

    HURRY, PRICES INCREASE AFTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH!




    Entry Fee(s): 
    Non-Student: 
    $15-Early Bird through April 5th
    $20-Regular Price through April 10th
    $25-On Site

    Student Rates with ID:
    $5-Early Bird through April 5th
    $10-Regular Price through April 10th
    $15-On Site

    Conference Hosts:
    Howard University's "HowU Innovate" Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative


    Conference Agenda

    8:30 am: NETWORKING BREAKFAST

    9:00 am: WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS by Dr. Karl Reid, Executive Director - NSBE, CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

    9:30 am: CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
    Secrets of Successful Government Contracting
    Philip Reeves, Manager of Small Business Technology and Innovation, Government of the District of Columbia
    J. Milton Goodman, Program Director, DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    Geoff Orazem, Founder, Eastern Foundry [gov't contracting incubator]

    Raising Capital
    Maxime Paul, serial entrepreneur
    John "Jack" Bienko, Deputy Director for Entrepreneurship Education, U.S. Small Business Administration
    William Lee Mapp III, investor
    Eldridge Allen, Director of Entrepreneurship Center & Programs, Greater Washington Urban League
    Waleed Qamar, Co-Founder/CEO, MedNav - INVITED

    10:15 am: NETWORKING BREAK

    10:30 am: CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
    Pitching to Different Audiences
    Brian A.M. Williams, Founder/CEO, PurchaseBlack.com
    Justin Harrison, CEO, Vinolovers
    Randall Olade, Principal, EventKloud
    Angel Rich, CEO, The Wealth Factory, Inc.
     
    Business Essentials - Resources, Marketing & Strategy
    Rakia Finley, CEO & Founder, Surge Assembly [business development and technology solutions]
    Lauren-Nikai Harry, CEO, Klick Consulting, LLC [marketing]
    Meryl Hooker, Sales Rockstar [sales/operations/financial analysis]
    Alpha Bah, Owner, BAH Legal and Consulting [legal]


    11:15 am: NETWORKING BREAK

    11:30 am: CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
    Entrepreneurship vs. Franchising
    Thomas Penny III, Marriott
    Ibrahim Mumin, Mumin & Associates

    Crash Course in Business Planning - Lean Startup Methodologies
    Dr. Grant Warner, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Howard University
    Dr. Micah Crump, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Howard University
    Dr. Legand Burge, Co-Founder of XediaLabs, Professor and Chair - Department of Computer Science, Howard University 

    12:15 pm: NETWORKING LUNCH

    1:00 pm: BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION - contestants have five minutes to pitch their business idea using a Business Model Canvas. Afterwards, judges will have five minutes to ask questions.
    Judges:
    Marcus Finley, Senior Solutions Provider, Clearly Innovative, Inc.
    Sage Salvo, Founder/President/Curriculum Consultant, Words Liive
    Chika Umeadi, Co-Founder/Engagement Director, tiphub


    2:00 pm: ENTREPRENEUR EXPO - local entrepreneurs will showcase their products and services to conference attendees in a networking-friendly format

    3:00 pm: ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, CLOSING REMARKS


    Stay tuned for more details at

    For more information, contact the 
    Professional Development Chair at pd@nsbedc.org
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