2022 UNICORN
AMBITION CONFERENCE

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 business.
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October
20-21

Making room in the tech ecosystem for the Black Innovator

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Unicorn Ambition Conference is a national tech conference providing exposure and resources to Black tech founders who are building innovative companies and focused on massive growth, or becoming the next "unicorn." Since inception, the conference has highlighted Miami and South Florida as an emerging tech hub. Our 4th annual conference will take place on October 20th -21st, in Miami.

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

The experience provides thought provoking panels, workshops, startup pitches, and networking. Attendees leave with new relationships that they can turn to for advice, camaraderie, partnerships, and investments.

2022 SPEAKERS

Nasir Qadree
McKeever  Conwell
Founder & Managing Partner,
RareBreed Ventures
Henri Pierre-Jacques
Managing Partner,
Harlem Capital
Alexander Knight
Senior Vice President,
Cooley
Dominique Reese
Head of DE&I,
Plug and Play Tech Center
Keegan Phillip
Senior Manager,
PitchBook Data
Nichole Bestman
Director, The Immerse Program,
Bubble

PITCH COMPETITION

Our pitch competition will feature founders from all over the country. We accept applications from tech and tech-enabled startups. If you’re interested in pitching them please apply. Every year is super competitive, good luck!
Conference Date: October 20-21, 2022
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PAST SPEAKERS

Marlon Nichols
Shu Nyatta
Brian Brackeen
Monique Idlet-Mosley
Kalam Dennis
Travis LeBlanc
Rodney Williams
Nasir Qadree
Andrew Olaleye
Andrew Olaleye
William Crowder
Travis Holoway
Daricus Releford
Kai Bond
Nan Wang
Ian Falou
Solomon Hailu

THE BENEFITS

NETWORKING
Breakout sessions and opportunities between panels to connect with other founders, investors, and practitioners.
INVESTOR ACCESS
Opportunities to speak with investors all in one centralized location. Get that elevator pitch ready!
WORLD-CLASS CONTENT
Our curated content was carefully designed to speak to the issues at the heart of what tech founders are dealing with today.
PITCH EVENT
Come promote your company, get exposure, get connected to investors, win prize money, all tech startups welcome. Details to follow.
WORKSHOPS
Conference Attendees will have breakout sessions that will allow the founders to connect with other founders and investors in real world exercises.
FIRST-CLASS SPEAKERS
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.
INSIGHTS
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.

The Complete Agenda

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1:00PM - 4:00PM
Tech & Hoops
Join the Black Men Talk Tech 2022 Unicorn Ambition Conference attendees for an informal game of hoops.
20
October
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Mix, mingle, and connect with other investors, founders, and tech evangelists. Located in the heart of Wynwood, Miami's trendy arts district, join us at for open bar on us until sold out.
9:30AM - 10:00AM
Opening Address from Founders and Host
Boris Moyston, Abiodun Johnson, and Evan Leaphart
21
October
10:00AM - 10:50AM
PitchBook Market Update
What are the benefits of startup accelerators and are there any accelerators for underrepresented minorities.

Keegan Phillip
Pitchbook
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Acceleration Programs for Diverse Founders
What are the benefits of startup accelerators and are there any accelerators for underrepresented minorities?
Getting into Venture Capital: Startup Funding
Top VC investors discuss their investing activities over the last 12 months and give insights into what they are looking to invest in over the next 12 months. They will discuss some of their most interesting portfolio companies and what factors convinced them to invest in those companies.
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Power of Community: Network Intelligence
Venture Capital: The New Movers and Shakers

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Networking & Lunch
2:00PM - 2:50PM
Product Management: Improve Customer Experience and Maximize Revenue
Listen to our product management expert discuss a framework for building out your business. Learn how to improve customer experience and maximize revenue. We'll walk the audience through an actual case study of how to build and improve your tech platform.

Victoria Kennedy
Seed to Harvest

Nichole Bestman
bubble.io
Methods for Acquiring Users

You have launched an MVP and have tested your product on early adopters...Now what? We'll explore methods for getting to mass adoption.
3:00PM - 3:50PM
Keynote
Getting to an Exit
Luke Cooper and Chinedu Echeru discuss how they built companies and positioned them for an exit. With two successful exits each, they will explore how to plan for and drive massive outcomes with your startup.

Luke Cooper
Chairman & CEO, No Mud No Magic

Chinedu Echeruo
Dreamer, Love & Magic Company
4:00PM - 4:50PM
The Startup Journey
These startup founder discuss their journey to find a problem worth building a company around, putting together a team, testing the product out on early adopters, raising funding, and working toward scale. These founders will be vulnerable and discuss not only the highs of entrepreneurship, but also the lows.

Keenan Williams
Resi

Derrick Miles
CourMed

Tony Brown
Breakr
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Breakout Session

6:00PM - 6:50PM
Pitch Competition
Amazing tech entrepreneurs from all over the country will be pitching for status and for prize money. Come watch and get motivated by some of the best early stage startup founders as they talk about their business opportunity and current traction.

With Joey Womack, Shila Nieves Burney, Lloyd Reshard, and Salah Goss
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social & Networking
That's a wrap for Unicorn Ambition 2022! Enjoy cocktails and finger foods with your fellow attendees.

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