Monday, Sept 9, 2019 - 9-5 PM
District Hall Seaport, Boston
With Sankeetha Selvarajah, Tito Jackson, Ivy Lawson, Malia Lazu, Colette Phillips, TJ Douglas, Michele Courton Brown, Valerie Davisson, Gustavo Quiroga, Nia Grace, Sarah Dudek, Angela Sanchez, Jayme Washington, Jessicah Pierre, Oby Ukadike, Pamela M. Rosario Pérez, Kai Grant, Kay Doyle, Quiana Agbai, Carolina Tejedor Meyers, Betty Francisco, Bianca Maxwell Harris, Anne Marie Stein, Anna Foster, Barbara Clarke, Heatherjean MacNeil, Sara Hartman, Teresa Nelson, Natalia Urtubey
Bring your entrepreneurship skills to the next level: be part of building an entrepreneurial community committed to diversity and inclusion and success on your terms. Expect relevant, immediately applicable, value creating content - stimulating conversation - and access to people you want to know.
We prioritize our reach to aspiring and working entrepreneurs, especially women of color, who are ambitious and who face discrimination in access and opportunity
Our content is state of the art; built by 4 founders with 50 collective years of work experience with entrepreneurs of all kinds, with a focus on how people learn, and how they connect
We take a “whole person” approach and understand that entrepreneurship is an act of the mind, of the heart and of the community
colette phillips : President & CEO colette phillips Communications, Inc. - and Founder- Get Konnected
tito jackson : CEO, Verdant Medical Inc; former Boston City Councilor, District 7
carolina tejedor meyers : founder, Caramelo Clothing
ivy lawson : founder and ceo, ivyees everything honey
Malia Lazu : berkshire bank and The urban labs
TJ douglas, Founder and co-owner : urban grape
Kay Doyle, Esq, Commissionerwith the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Sankeetha Selvarajah, Esq. : Selvarajah Law and Founder, BIZtoC
Michele Courton Brown : Quality Interactions
jayme washington ; founder and ceo, @washtone media
Valerie Davisson : West Newton Consulting
Gustavo Quiroga : Graffito SP
Nia grace : owner, Darryl’s corner bar and kitchen
sarah dudek : Advertising Brand Storyteller/Creative entrepreneur
angela sanchez : ceo, Artyfactos
Jessicah pierre : ceo, queens company
oby ukadike : founder, wawa project
Pamela M. Rosario Pérez : CEO and Founder, Rocena Real Estate Strategies
Kai Grant : founder, Black market dudley, diamond girls
quiana agbai : founder, Trifecta Media Group
betty francisco : co-founder and board member, amplify latinx and latina circle
bianca maxwell harris : founder, skinary
anne marie stein : arts administrator
anna foster : founder and ceo, a maven’s world
barbara clarke : investor; FOUNDER, THE IMPACT SEAT and investor
heatherjean macneil : social impact entrepreneur
Sara hartman : designer, e-commerce and retail pop-up entrepreneur
teresa nelson : founder, the impact seat and professor, Simmons university
Natalia urtubey : City of Boston Director of Small Business and Former Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030
PARALLEL SESSIONS: Learning focused - activities for your business and takeaways to implement immediately - PLUS some good and important conversations.
Leadership in Boston’s Emerging Cannabis Industry: Join us for a conversation with local industry leaders to discuss opportunities in the emerging cannabis market and why its drawing attention as a critical context to examine issues of business equity. Moderator: Heatherjean MacNeil, PhD Candidate, UMASS Boston with Tito Jackson (Verdant Medical), advisor Sankeetha Selvarajah, Esq (Selvarajah Law and Founder, BIZtoC), and Kay Doyle, Esq, Commissioner (Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission).
New City Markets: Let's talk about new geographic and customer markets - where are the opportunities for 2020 and beyond? Kai Grant (Black Market Dudley, Diamond Girls), Gustavo Quiroga (Graffito SP), and Natalia Urtubey (City of Boston Director of Small Business and Former Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030) build the conversation led by moderator Jessicah Pierre (Queens Company).
HANDS ON! Know Your Numbers: What every business owner needs to know to protect her /his/their interests - conversation led by economist and investor Barbara Clarke (The Impact Seat). with Michele Courton Brown (Quality Interactions) and Valerie Davisson (West Newton Consulting).
HANDS ON! Social Media for Customer Acquisition with Jayme Washington (Washtone Media). Crush the rankings in Google, increase your customer base, build revenue!
Angels and Bankers: Who gets investor money and why? When are loans a path to growth? What about YOUR business? Talk with active angel investor Barbara Clarke (Astia, Portfolia, The Rising Tide Fund, Pipeline Angels) and Malia Lazu (Berkshire Bank and The Urban Labs).
Being a Woman of Color in Business: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. A room-wide conversation with on-stage leadership by Colette Phillips (Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected), Anna Foster, (A Maven’s World), Nia Grace (Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen) and Angela Sanchez. (Archtyfactos). Witness and movement.
HANDS ON! Your Brand and Brand Storytelling with Sarah Dudek. Leveraging sophisiticated brand ideas for small and growing ventures. Building marketer YOU.
Part-time Sublime: there are many ways entrepreneurs combine passion and work -learn with Pamela Rosario Perez (cyber security and Rocena Real Estate Strategies), Sara Hartmann (MassArt and entrepreneur), Bianca Maxwell Harris (Skinary), and Quiana Agbai (Trifecta Media and family life); moderated by Anne Marie Stein.
Running Retail: Retail offers special challenges and opportunities. Regardless of your footprint, digital engagement is now required -- how much is right, for what stage of business? And what about pop-ups? Living in retail with Carolina Meyers (Caramelo Clothing), Ivy Lawson (Ivyees Everything Honey) and TJ Douglas (Urban Grape); chat lead: Oby Ukadike.
ALL TOGETHER NOW, by and for entrepreneurs
75 Northern Avenue, Boston Seaport District
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Inspiring content connecting and building an entrepreneurship community committed to diversity and inclusion.
We tailor our activities to engage entrepreneurs and their companies at different stages - start-up, employee-creating, and growth ventures - delivering expert, curated content that addresses their needs in the moment
We serve a wide variety of industries – many neglected by the current ecosystem that is focused on investor-favored technology businesses
We support entrepreneurs who want to grow through personal investment, revenue, family engagement and debt
We launched ALL TOGETHER NOW because most of the programming for entrepreneurship in Boston is focused to support high growth businesses launched by the usual teams. What about the rest of us? Small businesses, partnerships, brick-and-mortar stores, family businesses are most businesses – we’re developing content for us.
We also launched ALL TOGETHER NOW to work to become a truly diverse and inclusive community of entrepreneurs — and to do that, we start with women of color in the center and then invite everyone else in.
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