2017 DIVERSE CELEBRATION 

OUR CHICAGO SHOWCASES ARE JULY 13TH & 14TH. MORE CITIES & PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. THE LINEUP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK OUT OUR EVENT SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION BELOW. PURCHASE YOUR EVENT TICKETS BELOW FOR OUR INTIMATE AND INCLUSIVE GATHERING.

CITIES
NASHVILLE
HOUSTON
CHICAGO
BAY AREA
NEW YORK
  • Brian Fitzpatrick: Founder, CTO, Tock
  • Pj Loughran: Executive Vice President: Superfly, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival and more
  • Kris D. Williams: CEO, Fame Enterprises
  • Shia Kapos: Columnist
  • Charlene Carruthers: National Director, BYP100
  • Britt Julious: Writer
  • Ian Hargrove: Designer, Project Runway
  • Neal Sales-Griffin: CEO, CodeNow
  • Young Wayne, Entertainer & Nike Influencer
  • Arturo Gomez: CEO, Big Game Air
  • Veronica Appleton: Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion, We Are Unlimited
  • Frank Neuschaefer: Contestant, ABC's The Bachelorette Season 6
  • Casey Shteamer: Contestant, ABC's The Bachelor
  • Matt Brooks: Chicago Director, SoFar Sounds
  • Chris Drish: Contestant, ABC's The Bachelorette Season 7
  • RAII & Whitney: Professional Vocalists
  • Wesley Kimler: Artist
  • Zhongjing Fang: Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre
  • Janelle Kroll: Musical Artist
  • Annie Coleman: Co-Creator, La Calaca Festival & TEDx Black Rock Producer
  • Jesse Menendez: Host & Producer, The Morning AMp and Live from Studio 10, Vocalo
  • Nneka Ude: Director of Strategic Planning, Geometry Global
  • Neveen Mahmoud: Co-Founder, Young Vets
  • HOUSTON
  • Paul Ruggeri: U.S. Gymnast
  • Matt Oehrlein: Co-Founder, Mega Bots
  • Kelsey Cox: Board Member, So Sisters, Inc.
  • Lydia Fernandez: Engineer, Uber
  • jeffstaple: Founder, Staple Design
  • NASHVILLE
  • DEMARQUIS YOUNG: OPERATIONS MANAGER, DOLCE & GABBANA
  • TIM SAE KOO: CEO, TINT
  • Michael Leach: Labor Operations Manager, NFL
  • Mike McGee: Program Director, CodeNow
  • JULIA LENAÉ WEATHERSPOON: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, PERKINS+WILL
  • Shawn Bullen: Artist
  • Kazeem Famuyide: Managing Editor, Bleacher Report & Founding Partner Hennypalooza
  • Lauren Boyd: Performer, Hamiliton The Musical
  • Vishal Shah: Senior Vice President of Digital Media Business Development, NFL
  • Micae Brown:Founder, Micae Brown Sales Agency
  • Kim Moldofsky: CEO, The Maker Mom
  • Philip Trados: CEO, Doejo
  • Jeffrey Osuji: National Advertising Director, BlackDoctor
  • Jeffrey Beckham: Serial Entrepreneur
  • David Carson: Trainer & Nike Influencer
  • Alex Niemczewski: CEO, Ballot Ready
  • Haven Allen: Executive Director, MHub
  • Jerald Gary: President, Singularity & Owner of The Regal Theater
  • Matthew Manning: Co-Founder, Royal
  • Pat Whalen: Political Host, The Pat Whalen Show
  • Shannon Waldron: CEO, Urban Fetes
  • Britney Robbins: CEO, The Grey Matter Experience
  • Desiree Wrigley-Vargas: CEO, Pearachute
  • Antonio Garcia: VP Diversity & Inclusion, AIGA Chicago
  • Destiny Love Jones: Stylist
  • Yuri Malina: ‎Co-founder, SwipeSense Inc.
  • Ron Holmes: Government & Public Affairs Strategist
  • Mr Mauricio: Promoter & DJ
  • Andrew Huff: Founder, Gapers Block & Communications Director
  • Mig Reyes: Design Lead, Trunk Club & President AIGA
  • Vejurnae Leal: Account Supervisor, Walton Isaacson
  • Kyle Welter: Director of Marketing, Tock
  • Sandi Robinson: Director of Events & Sales, The Godfrey Hotel
  • Max Davis: Creator & Owner, MNGRM
  • Kelley O. Williams: CEO, Paige & Paxton
  • Jane Beachy: Founder, Salonathon
  • Kouri C. Marshall: Chief of Staff, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin,
  • Evan Marshall: Editor-In-Chief, High Fashion Living
  • Pam Daniels: Clinical Assistant Professor & Design In Residence, The Segal Design Institute
  • Todd Belcore: Executive Director at Social Change
  • Chip Knicker: Chief Digital Officer, We Are Unlimited
  • Chris Walker: Associate Creative Director, We Are Unlimited
  • Brandon Markell Holmes: Artist, Singer, Actor
  • Ariel Zetina: Music & DJ Producer
  • Chris Drish: ABC's Bachelorette Season 6
  • Ayda Keshtkar: C-Haus Collective
  • Jason Campbell: Gallerist: The ELL

 

 

 

2017 CHICAGO TICKETS

OUR VIP EVENT WILL BE HELD AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN OUR SHOWCASES. EVENT DETAILS AND LOCATIONS WILL BE SHARED THROUGH YOUR RSVP.

  

 


2016 PARTICIPANTS

CITIES
CHICAGO
SAN FRANCISCO
GUATEMALA CITY
DAVENPORT
  • Emerson Spartz: CEO, Dose
  • Andrea Villacorta: Co-Founder, Look Magazine
  • Amanda Signorelli: CEO, Techweek
  • Aja Evans: 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Bobsledding
  • Andy Harren: Winner, Big Brother Season 15
  • Ethan Butler: Musician & NBC's The Voice Contestant
  • KMR Law Group: Founders
  • chrisjones: Entertainer & America's Got Talent Hypnotist
  • Crystal Lee: Co-Founder, LifeSite & 1st Runner Up, Miss America
  • Justin Massa: Portfolio Director, IDEO
  • Nicole Suarez, Emmy Award Winning TV Personality
  • Dwight Crow: Serial Entrepreneur
  • Jeremy Smith: Serial Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Paola Vásquez: Designer, Paola Vásquez Designs
  • Martina Abraham: Marketing Manager & Founder, You Had Me at Black
  • Angéle Anise: Artist & Musician
  • Sarah Marie Young: Musical Artist
  • Matt Marzahl: Marketer & Photographer
  • Marisabel Ruiz: CEO & Founder, SHEVA
  • Victor Ellington: Dancer & Performer
  • Christine Shayesteh: Founder, Sol Sisters
  • Jack Mosbacher: Performer
  • Miguel Rosas: Owner & Barber, New Style Barbershop
  • Andrew Dasso: Owner & Architect, [design] [build] by architects
  • Kristi Dula: Network Relations Manager, The Pritzker Group
  • Fabian Elliott: Founder, Black Tech Mecca
  • Charles Coffeen: Artist & Educator
  • Aristotle Loumis: CEO, Ellison
  • Chef Golden: Winner, Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen
  • Rico Sisney: Founder, The Gala Chicago
  • Andy Eltzroth: Principle, Multiple Inc. & CUSP Conference
  • Xavier Ramey: Senior Assistant Director, Social Innovation and Philanthropy, University of Chicago
  • Claire Molek: Contemporary Art Curator
  • Scott Issen: President & CEO, Future Founders
  • Nicole Vasquez: Founder, The Shift
  • Sandee Kastrul, President & Co-Founder, i. c. Stars
  • SAMARA MEJIA: Senior Associate, MATH Venture Partners
  • G. Andrew Meyer: Creative Lead Global Marketing, Facebook and Instagram
  • Thomas K.R. Stovall: Founder, CANDID Cup & ImBlackInTech
  • Priya Shah: Founder & Executive Director, The Simple Good
  • Autumn Merritt: Co-Owner, Sir & Madame
  • Janice Bond: Cultural Curator & Art Activist
  • Bassel The Supernaturals: Band
  • Harold Green: Poet & Visionary
  • Kristen Kaza: Principal, No Small Plans Production
  • Joshua Griffin: Bass Guitarist
  • Rahkii: Musical Artist
  • Jeremy Klein: Founder, TableSavvy
  • Will Flanagan: General Manager, Chicago Inno
  • Moshe Tamssot: Innovator & Serial Entrepreneur
  • Kamilah Rashied: Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Programs, Art Institute
  • Kris Rhodes: Artist
  • Francesca Fontenot: Marketer & Professional DJ
  • Alex De Guzman: Artist & Performer
  • Asia Monique: Musician
  • Terri Brax: Founder, TeacherCare & Women Tech Founders
  • Jill Salzman: Founder, The Founding Moms & Serial Entrepreneur
  • Arman Ghosh: Partner & Co-Founder, 11 Roniin
  • Jason Guo: Artist & Entrepreneur
  • Jenni Button: Gallery Director at Matthew Rachman Gallery
  • Brittany Applegate: Advertising Professional & Brand Consultant
  • Alexandra Moresco: Founder, Moresco Public Relations & Content Creation
  • Jimmy Odom: Serial Entrepreneur
  • Hillary Sawchuk: Founder, Producer & Host, ADrinkWith
  • Aaron Nace: Founder, Phlearn
  • L’Oreal Thompson Payton: Media Relations Manager, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
  • Ashley McGowan: Founder, MAFA Chicago & Microsoft Executive
  • RJ Pahura: CEO, Fund Conference
  • Vincent Martell: Founder, VAM
  • Kendrick McFarlane: Artist
  • Falyn Huang: Artist
  • McKenzie Thompson: CEO, Maybe Sunday
  • Seth Zurer: Co-Founder, Baconfest
  • Audra Jacot: Artist
  • Levi Baer: Founder, Coffee & Conversation
  • Emmanuel Camancho: Filmmaker
  • Ciera McKissick: Founder, AMFM
  • Mily España: Dancer
  • Javier Santizo: Founder, Appetito24
  • Ricardo Zachrison: Co-Owner Rick's Burgers
  • Andrea Pinto: CEO & Founder of Garaki
  • Maria Kaltschmitt: CEO, Zen Interactive
  • Mono del Espacio: Architect & Photographer
  • Juan Diego: Fronton & Parabadmington Athlete
  • Jorge Augusto Balsells Orellana: Software Developer, O+MPlus
  • Victor Carranza Mexicanos: Electronic Engineering Student, USAC.
  • David Josue Barrientos Rojas: Winner, Space Apps Challenge
  • Freddy Fernando Chang Chau: Winner, Space Apps Challange
  • María Esther Pineda Izquierdo: Engineering Faculty, USAC
  • José Rodrigo de León Velásquez: Electronic Engineer
  • Julio Hugo Penagos: Dancer & Actor
  • Natalia Cadena: Guatemalan Director & Founder of Espiral Danza
  • Alex Hentze: Music Producer & Memeber of CUBEREC Record Label
  • Alfonzo Parutz: Visual Effects Producer
  • Zedran Saur: Music Producer
  • Maria Isabel Pepio Pensabene: PerhapsYouNeedALittleGuatemala
  • Marcela Jongezoon: Chef & Owner of La Esquina, Mercadito del Barrio
  • ALVARO RUIZ Event Host: Founder, Home & Cocoa
  • Rohan Shah: Product Manager, BCG Digital Ventures
  • Blake Jamieson: Artist & Creator, 90DaysToMoma
  • Nate Edwards Pucel: Author, Put Your Crayon In My Box: A Delightful Adult Coloring Book
  • Dapo Kolawole: Co-Creator, WaitCube
  • Ola Kolawole: Co-Creator, WaitCube
  • Robin Wixom: Owner, Yellow Robin Designs

 

2015 CHICAGO PARTICIPANTS

 

  • Harper Reed: CTO, Obama For America
  • Afrobella: Award Winning Beauty Blogger
  • EMMANUEL PRATT: FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SWEET WATER FOUNDATION
  • Bill Fienup: ‎Founder & Managing Director, MHub
  • Anna Russett: Millennial Media Artist
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2014 CHICAGO PARTICIPANTS

 

  • Luvvie Ajayi: New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • RAAJA NEMANI: FOUNDER & CEO, BUCKETFEET
  • LILI K: MUSICAL ARTIST
  • EMILE CAMBRY: FOUNDER & CEO, BLUE1647
  • Ben Gulak: CEO & CHAIRMAN, BPG WERKS
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2013 CHICAGO PARTICIPANTS

 

  • JOSH TSUI: CO-FOUNDER, ROBOMODO INC
  • MARY HOLLIS-INBOLDEN: ACTRESS, THE REAL O'NEALS
  • RYAN DORIS: PROFESSIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDER
  • MICHAEL LYNCH: SINGER, NBC'S THE VOICE
  • TARA FLOCCO: PR DIRECTOR, MUSIC DEALERS
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