Unicorn Ambition Conference

Collaboration between black men and the tech ecosystem.
OCTOBER 21, 2021
Making room in the tech ecosystem for the Black Innovator

Black Men Talk Tech Unicorn Ambition Conference is a national tech conference which seeks to provide exposure and resources to Black tech founders who are building “unicorns,” while highlighting Miami and South Florida as an emerging tech hub. Our second annual conference will take place on October 21st virtually with supporting in-person events in Miami.

Our previous conferences have brought together some of the best practitioners and entrepreneurs in the business.

The experience provided thought provoking panels, presentations, a pitch competition, and networking. Entrepreneurs left with new relationships that they can turn to for advice and, in some cases, new investor relationships, which resulted in funding.

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The Black Men Talk Tech Unicorn Ambition Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and practitioners to share actionable, relevant and timely insights to help grow your buisness.

The conference will feature discussion panels, engaging workshops, networking, pitching, and a closing reception.

There will be in person events the day before the conference for elite innovators, investors, and corporate partners. We will continue to update our site as we add on additional programming.

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Detailed breakdowns of actionable strategies
for excelling in tech.
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A private group for communication between founders, investors and more.
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Keynote TALK
Conversations with relevant strategists locally and around the globe.
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Andre Henry
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Anthony Ware
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Brian Brackeen
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Bryan Herde
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Chinedu Echeruo
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Dawn Dickson
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Doug Speight
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Eric Ramos
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Ian Folau
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Jim Gibbs
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Jean-Philippe Desmontils
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Joe Dadzie
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Kai Bond
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Keegan Phillip
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Kevin Cadette
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Marlon Nichols
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Moaz Hamid
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Nasir Qadree
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Oshea Bowens
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Raul Moas
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Rebecca Danta
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Richard Thompson
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Rodney Williams
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Ryan McKamie
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Ryan Robinson
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Sean Manahan
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Shu Nyatta
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Solomon Hailu
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Stephane Nyombayire
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Jay Jackson
Thursday Oct 22nd (Invite Only)
Morning with Black Professionals Network
Evening Ideate Innovate Summit with Morgan Stanley
Evening VIP Investor Reception with Florida Funders & Black Angels Miami
Friday Oct 23rd
8AM - 9AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9AM - 9:10AM
Welcome by BMTT Founders
9:10AM - 9:30AM
Market Update by Pitchbook
9:30AM - 9:45AM
9:45AM - 10:30AM
10:30AM - 10:45AM
10:45AM - 11:30AM
Tapping Into the Florida Angels Network
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Growth Hacking Stories
12:30PM - 12:45PM
12:45PM - 1:30PM
1:30PM - 2:30PM
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Early Stage Investment Portfolio
3:15PM - 3:30PM
3:30PM - 4:15PM
Workshop 1 - Covid 19: What is The New Norm
Workshop 2 - CyberSecurity & Data Privacy
Workshop 3 - Health & Wellness
4:30PM - 4:45PM
Award Ceremony (Building a Unicorn)
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pitch Competition
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Catered Reception & Networking
10:00AM -3:30PM
Office Hours: By appointment with Lawyers, Accountants, Investors
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September 25th
  • Military Veteran Pitch Event - Apply HERE
  • Select Office Hours With Investors
  • Wellness Workshop, Anthony Ware
  • Virtual Cocktail Networking
October 1st
  • BMTT Pitch Competition - EAST - Apply HERE
October 2nd
  • BMTT Pitch Competition - WEST - Apply HERE
October 22nd (Invite Only)
  • Workshop, Black Professional Network, Tech Enabling Main Street
  • Workshop, MS Ideate Innovate Summit
  • VIP Investor Reception, Black Angels Miami, Florida Funders, Miami Angels
  • Virtual Cocktail Networking
October 23rd
  • BMTT Welcome
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
  • Virtual Networking Session
    01:10 PM - 01:25 PM EDT
  • Pitchbook Market Update Presentation, Keegan Phillip
    01:30 PM - 02:10 PM EDT
  • Fireside Chat with Investor Marlon Nichols & Founder Daricus Releford
    02:10 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
  • Microsoft - Leveraging the Power Platform: Stephane Nyombayire
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
  • Growth Hacking Panel: Rodney Williams, Anthony Hernandez
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
  • Virtual Cocktail Networking
    04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
October 24th
  • BMTT Welcome
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
  • Virtual Networking Session
    01:10 PM - 01:30 PM EDT
  • The VC State of Mind: Kai Bond, Marlon Nichols, Brian Brackeen, Eric Ramos
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
  • Cyber Security & Data Protection: Ryan Mckamie, O'Shea Bowens
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
  • Department of Homeland Security as your Customer: Megan Mahle
    03:30 PM - 04:10 PM EDT
  • Virtual Networking Session
    ‍04:10 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
October 25th
  • BMTT Welcome
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
  • Making Morgan Stanley Your Tech Client
    01:10 PM - 01:40 PM EDT
  • Virtual Networking
    01:40 PM - 02:10 PM EDT
  • Bubble - Building Your MVP With No-Code
    02:10 PM - 02:50 PM EDT
  • Softbank's Shu Nyatta on Catalyzing Change For People of Color
    02:50 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
  • Unicorn Ambition Pitch Competition
    ‍03:30 PM - 0:0 PM EDT

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Our virtual events platform, Run The World, is backed by Will Smith, Kevin Hart, and Andreessen Horowitz. Notable features:

Cocktail Party

- Algo based matching for one-on-one conversations

Video Hand Shake

- Add a short video intro to your profile, others shake your hand by reviewing the video


- Search for other attendees using keywords and send private messages


- One speaker lecture

Interactive Poll

- Speakers can run live polls during sessions

Group Chat

- Makes it easy to keep conversations going before and after panels

Topic Thread

- Each session generates a topic thread for conversations before, during and after panels


- Display logos during sessions

Fireside Chat

- One-on-one discussion with live interaction from audience


- Up to 8 speakers livestream for workshop or breakout session

Grab The Mic

- Allows audience members to activate their video chat and join the discussion with our panelists


Black Men Talk Tech Unicorn Ambition Conference is the only national tech conference which, exclusively, seeks to provide support.

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Breakout sessions and opportunities between panels to connect with other founders, investors, and practitioners.
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Opportunities to speak with investors all in one centralized location. Get that elevator pitch ready!
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Our curated content was carefully designed to speak to the issues at the heart of what tech founders are dealing with today.
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We chose a virtual venue to provide an elite level of ambience to match the caliber of individuals in the online room.
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Pitch Event
Come promote your company, get exposure, get connected to investors, win prize money, all tech startups welcome. Details to follow.
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Conference Attendees will have breakout sessions that will allow the founders to connect with other founders and investors in real world exercises.
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All of our speakers have been vetted by the BMTT team and are well respected within the tech community and beyond. Keep an eye on this ever growing list of speakers.
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Private Slack Channel
A ticket gives you access not only to the conference but to our private Slack channel where you will be able to connect with other attendees before, during and after the conference.
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Prepare to take notes as we plan to deliver a full day of new ideas and content that you can take back to your startup and get to work on buiding out that Unicorn.

Our conference brings together leading founders, investors, and professionals. The virtual experience provides thought provoking panels, presentations, a pitch competition, and networking.

oct 21, 2021
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Access to Presentations, Fireside Chats, and Panels
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Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
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oct 21, 2021
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Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
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Access to Pitch Competition
oct 21, 2021
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Access to Presentations, Fireside Chats, and Panels
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Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
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Access to Pitch Competition
They Gonna Love Us
For Our Ambition

Let's build this village! Be a part of our history!

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OCTOBER 21st 2021
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The UNICORN Ecosystem

BMTT UAC is the only national conference which focuses on providing support for the Black tech founder. The content and ecosystem is so hot that every investor and entrepreneur should attend.