Feb
21
10:45 AM10:45

Over priced & pushed out: Navigating the housing crisis impacting Bay Area communities of color

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area’s are pushing out families of color at an alarming rate; exacerbating racial disparities, and creating pockets of segregation. This panel will get you up to speed on policies and events impacting affordable housing in the Bay Area. It will also provide you with practical advice on how to set you and your family up for success - covering untapped resources and tools available to the Black community.

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Feb
21
10:45 AM10:45

Finding the right investor as a black or brown founder

How do I get access to capital as a black or brown funder? And should I take everyone’s offer to invest?

Starting your own business can be exciting and overwhelming. As a person of color, the proposition of raising capital can feel especially challenging. Fewer than 1% of tech companies with Black founders receive venture capital funding, and less than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are Black.

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Feb
21
10:45 AM10:45

My DNA results are in, now what? The must-know information behind genetic testing and ethical use of your DNA

This panel will provide expert advice and opinion to help those considering genetic testing. They will discuss how to make smart and informed decisions around personal health data. The discussion will help individuals better understand how personal genetic data may be shared with 3rd parties (including clinical trial studies) and address concerns around non-consensual data sharing.

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Feb
21
10:45 AM10:45

Privacy and Technology: Are predictive analytics creating biased outcomes?

Predictive analytics is becoming more prevalent for companies attempting to increase their competitive advantage by analyzing past behavior in order to predict future actions. But what can happen if implicit racial bias is not accounted for and the data is inappropriately used?

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Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Breaking the Stigma - a look at Nutrition, Mental Health and Blackness

It’s impossible to be successful at anything if we aren’t first taking care of our health and wellbeing! This panel discussion will explore the complexities of stigma within the Black community as it relates to mental and physical health. Panelists will cover questions such as: how does lack of access to quality food play a role in our choices;

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Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Blacks in STEM: What can we do to inspire, recruit and retain?

It is predicted that the U.S will need to add 1 million more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs by 2022. While the employment opportunities are predicted to explode, Black professionals are often the least likely racial group to enter the technology fields. And where Black professionals have successfully entered the field, many experience being one of only a few people of color on their teams.

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Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact

The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Regardless of your career or history of interaction with police, you should know the do's and don’t's of police interaction.

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Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Understand the fundamentals: Pro Bono Legal Advice for Nonprofits and Small Business owners

You won't want to miss this free legal clinic for nonprofits and small business owners! If you need advice for your small business on how to structure contracts, hire your first employee, file for 501(c)(3) status, or understand the legal risks that could face your organization structure, then sign up for this workshop.

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job

Finding time to pursue a side-project can be difficult and time consuming. Between balancing your ongoing commitments and finding time to pursue your passion project, sometimes it can seem like there is no way easy way to move forward. If this is how you currently feel, come attend this panel with a group of activists and entrepreneurs who found a way to manage their time while channeling their energy to long term projects that provided them with greater fulfillment.

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

How to start a successful nonprofit and build collaborative partnerships

This panel discussion will feature nonprofits leaders and supporters who will open up about the challenges and successes of running a nonprofit. They will discuss their respective programs and describe ways they have been able to expand their missions both regionally and nationally, and provide practical advice on how fundraise while still staying true to the social impact mission.

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens

Navigating legal and policy careers in corporate America can be difficult. It seems like there are so many unwritten rules that are key to understanding before moving up the corporate ladder.  This panel will feature industry experts in policy and law who have been able to crack the code.

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Feb
21
4:15 PM16:15

Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline

Creating diverse teams that include people of color may not always be easy. Leaders may have to make bold moves to ensure that a diverse perspectives are hired, retained, and given a “seat at the table.” This panel of leading D&I experts will provide practical tips to business leaders interested in developing diverse teams.

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Feb
21
4:15 PM16:15

Finding the government funds to advance your business

Many minority entrepreneurs have trouble obtaining the investment capital needed to fund their businesses. When angel investors and bank loans aren’t obtainable or practical, government grants and funding can play an essential role in providing sustainable funding for an organization. This panel will discuss the often untapped funds allocated for minority owned businesses.

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Feb
21
4:15 PM16:15

Everything you need to know: emerging and game changing technologies (IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D print & augmented reality)

The technology landscape is ever-evolving. It is important that Black professionals not only understand key technology developments, but know who to leverage them in their personal and work lives. This panel will discuss the top emerging and game changing technologies (such as IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D printing and Augmented Reality)  that are transforming the way we live and work.

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Feb
21
4:15 PM16:15

The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO

Launching a business is challenging endeavor, but have no fear – there is no need to reinvent the wheel. These industry experts will provide an overview of what it takes to build a company from inception to IPO. Topics will include finding funding sources; choosing board of directors and investors,

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Feb
22
10:30 AM10:30

CBE Pitch Day

CBE is excited to announce the addition of the Pitch Competition taking place at the CBE Summit on Friday, February 22!  In pursuit of our continuing goal to highlight excellence in the Black community Black Entrepreneurs will go toe to toe in a live pitch competition.

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Feb
22
1:30 PM13:30

CBE Health & Wellbeing Fair

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right medical professionals who prioritizes the unique issues impacting Black professionals. Have no fear! The CBE Health & Wellbeing Fair is your one- stop-shop to hear from leading Black professionals in  health and wellbeing industries.

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