2017 DIVERSE CELEBRATION WITH

MORE CITIES & PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCING SOON

CITIES
NASHVILLE
HOUSTON
CHICAGO
BAY AREA
  • 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
  • Matt Brooks: Chicago Director, SoFar Sounds
  • Wesley Kimler: Artist
  • BAY AREA
  • 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
  • HOUSTON
  • NASHVILLE
  • Mike McGee: Program Director, CodeNow
  • 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,

 

 


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
  • 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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