October 23 -24 

The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf 

Miami, Florida

/ About

Black Men Talk Tech Unicorn Ambition Conference is the only national tech conference which, exclusively, seeks to provide support and resources to Black men tech founders who seek to turn their growing startups into “unicorns”. The conference will take place on October 23rd and 24th at Miami’s latest and most exclusive events space, The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf, the only indoor rooftop events space with 360-degree views of Miami. Its ambiance makes it a worthy location for elite Black tech entrepreneurs and those seeking to work with them. 

/ Speakers

Michael Finney

CEO & President of Miami Dade Beacon Council

As President/CEO of The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Michael Finney champions job creation and economic development for Miami-Dade County. Marketing Miami as a world-class business destination, he works closely with both private and public sector community leaders to attract and retain businesses, investments, and the workforce needed to expand a growing and dynamic economy.

Tony Abrahams

Founder Tweedl & Former CFO of Combs Enterprises

Prior to founding Tweedl, Tony was the CFO of Comb Enterprises. As Chief Financial Officer, Anthony (Tony) Abrahams oversaw all financial activities of the various operating companies and investments built and cultivated by Sean “Diddy” Combs, as well as the personal business and financial matters for Mr. Combs. He also helped to identify and pursue strategic investments that expand the reach and influence that Mr. Combs has on entertainment, media, fashion, spirits, culture and other sectors.

Monique Idlett-Mosley

Founder and Managing Partner of Reign Venture Capital (RVC)


As founder of Reign Venture Capital, Monique focuses on women and minority-led startups. Prior to that she served as CEO to Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group, home to a multi-platinum roster of artists, including iconic producer Timbaland, One Republic, Nelly Furtado, and others. 

Raul Moas 

Director, Knight Foundation

William Crowder

Partner, 42 Ventures

Andrew Olaleye

Co-Founder, Chatdesk

Kange Kaneene 

Senior Director of Business Development, SAP

Lizbeth Flores

Partner, PAG Law

Brian Brackeen

General Partner, Lightship Capital

Ian Folau

Managing Director, LMI Ventures

Antonio Key

Tech M&A, Samsung NEXT

Kelly Burton

CEO, Founders of Color

Brandon Hoffman

Innovation, Samsung NEXT

Nan Wang

Co-Founder, Sleeper

Tunde Kelani 

Associate, Republic

Jason Stark

Partner, Next Legal

Tyler Quinn 

Principal, Kaufman Rossin

Fernando Burman

Senior Associate, PAG Law

Derick Pearson

Co-Founder, Black Tech Week

Nasir Qadree 

Venture Partner, Pier 70 Ventures

Gregory Johnson

Civic Innovation, Microsoft

Brandon Andrews

Co-Founder, Guage

Anabella Rojas

Miami Operations, 500 Startups

Daniel Herrera

Director of Investments, Miami Angels

Travis Holoway

CEO & Co-Founder, Solo Funds

Michael Hall

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Grass

/ agenda

Day 0 - Oct. 23

1:00 - 1:45pm

Tour of CIC Miami Co-working Space

2:00 - 2:45pm

Tour of Space Called Tribe Co-working Space

3:00 - 5:00pm

Ax Throwing Over Beer and Pizza

9:00 - 11:00pm

Lounge and Chill @ Top Notch Cigar & Whiskey

Day 1 - Oct. 24

9:00 - 9:30am

Welcome To Miami

9:30 - 10:30am

Morning Keynote

10:45 - 11:35am

Legal Game - Discussions For Founders of Color

11:50 - 12:30pm

Art of The Pitch

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30 - 2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

2:45 - 3:35pm

Contemporary Funding - ICO’s, Crowd, Angel Groups, VC

3:50 - 4:30pm

In The “Know” - Building Distributed Tech Teams In Africa

4:45 - 5:35pm

Closing On Your Acquisition - Wealth Creation & Exit Strategies

5:50 - 7:30pm

Pitch Competition

/ Sponsors

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/ community sponsors

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Unicorn Ambition Conference 2019


Unicorn Ambition


October 24th, 2019


125 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130

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