Unicorn Ambition Conference

Collaboration between black men and the tech ecosystem.
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OCTOBER 22-25, 2020
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 23rd in Miami.

Our inaugural conference brought together some of the best practitioners and entrepreneurs in the business.

The 2 day 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 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 buisness.

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

There will be invite only events the day before the conference for elite innovators, investors, and corporate partners. Get updates on our website and join our Slack community.

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DAILY WORKSHOPS
Detailed breakdowns of actionable strategies
for excelling in tech.
FORUMS
A private group for communication between founders, investors and more.
Keynote TALK
Conversations with relevant strategists locally and around the globe.
SPEAKERS
Andre Henry
anthony hernandez
Anthony Ware
Brian Brackeen
Bryan Herde
Chinedu Echeruo
Dawn Dickson
Doug Speight
Eric Ramos
gregory johnson
Ian Folau
Jim Gibbs
Jean-Philippe Desmontils
Joe Dadzie
Kai Bond
Keegan Phillip
Kevin Cadette
Marlon Nichols
Moaz Hamid
Nasir Qadree
Oshea Bowens
Raul Moas
Rebecca Danta
Richard Thompson
Rodney Williams
Ryan McKamie
Ryan Robinson
Sean Manahan
Shu Nyatta
Solomon Hailu
Stephane Nyombayire
THE SCHEDULE
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
Break
9:45AM - 10:30AM
Keynote
10:30AM - 10:45AM
Break
10:45AM - 11:30AM
Tapping Into the Florida Angels Network
11:30AM-11:45AM
Break
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Growth Hacking Stories
12:30PM - 12:45PM
Break
12:45PM - 1:30PM
Keynote
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Lunch
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Early Stage Investment Portfolio
3:15PM - 3:30PM
Break
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
The Complete Agenda
subject to change
September 25th
  • Military Veteran Pitch Event - Apply HERE
  • Select Office Hours With Investors
  • Wellness Workshop, Anthony Ware
  • Virtual Cocktail Networking
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October 1st
  • BMTT Pitch Competition - EAST - Apply HERE
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October 2nd
  • BMTT Pitch Competition - WEST - Apply HERE
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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
  • Black Men Talk Tech Welcome & Cocktail Networking
    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
    01:10 PM - 01:25 PM EDT
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October 24th
  • BMTT Welcome
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
  • Black Men Talk Tech Welcome & Cocktail Networking
    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
  • Microsoft - Securing Access To Your Innovation: Joseph Dadzie
    03:30 PM - 04:10 PM EDT
  • Select Office Hours With Investors & Keynote Speakers
    04:10 PM - 05:30 PM EDT
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October 25th
  • BMTT Welcome
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
  • Making Morgan Stanley Your Tech Client
    01:10 PM - 01:40 PM EDT
  • Cocktail 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
  • How to Pitch To Investors
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
  • Unicorn Ambition Pitch Competition
    04:00 PM - 05:00 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

Explore

- Search for other attendees using keywords and send private messages

Presentation

- 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

Sponsors

- Display logos during sessions

Fireside Chat

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

Panel

- 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

THE BENEFITS

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

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.
INCREDIBLE VENUE
We chose a virtual venue to provide an elite level of ambience to match the caliber of individuals in the online room.
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.
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.
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.
PRICING

Our conference brings together leading founders, investors, and professionals. The 2 day experience provides thought provoking panels, presentations, a pitch competition, and networking.

$10
Day 3 - oct 23, 2020
Access to Presentations, Fireside Chats, and Panels
Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
Access to Pitch Competition
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$10
Day 2 - oct 24, 2020
Access to Presentations, Fireside Chats, and Panels
Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
Office Hours with Investors and Keynote Speakers
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$10
Day 3 - oct 25, 2020
Access to Presentations, Fireside Chats, and Panels
Networking with top entrepreneurs and experts
Access to Pitch Competition
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For Our Ambition

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OCTOBER 23-25th 2020
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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.

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