Building Supportive
Ecosystems for Black
Tech Founders

Saturday March 19, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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Speakers

Speakers That Inspire
Us To Do More

Danny Brown

BCPA | Co-Founder

Nyasha Tunduwani

BCPA | President & Co-Founder

Frank Valdivieso

BCPA | Co-Founder

David Brown

BCPA | Executive Director

Sheila Marie Volante

Managing Partner, Seer Strategic Solutions | Adoption Consultant

Mike Michalowicz

Best Selling Author | Advocate for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Dana McCoy

Rhythm and Blues | Artist
Dana McCoy Music

Daniel Ikem

Microsoft | Partner Development Management Microsoft

Charletta Fortson

Project Director, Louisiana MBDA Business Center, Southern University Law Center

Erik McFrazier

CEO and President | Pacific IT Support (MSP)

Melissa Peterson

CEO, Blue Sky Innovative Solutions

Darrell Booker

Program Lead, Nonprofit Tech Acceleration, for Black and African Communities

Kyle Cramer

Microsoft | Global Partner Solutions

Dexter Hardy

President and CEO | Ntegral

Agenda
Master new skills and
advance your expertise

Agenda

Exhibit Hall Opens

12:30 PM – 30 mins

Welcome

1:00 PM – 10 mins

David Suk Brown

Executive Director, Black Channel Partner Alliance

Dana McCoy

Artist, Dana McCoy Music

The Entrepreneurial Journey

1:10 PM – 20 mins

Nyasha Tunduwani

President and Co-founder, Black Channel Partner Alliance

Dexter Hardy​

President and CEO | Ntegral

Erik McFrazier

CEO and President | Pacific IT Support (MSP)

Sheila Marie Volante

Managing Partner and Adoption Consultant, Seer Strategic Solutions

Profit First: How to Make Any Business Permanently Profitable, in an Instant

1:30 PM – 45 mins

Mike Michalowicz

Author, Advocate for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Break

2:20 PM – 10 mins

Join the Microsoft Ecosystem: Create Jobs and Build Wealth

2:30 PM – 25 mins

Danny Brown

Co-founder, Black Channel Partner Alliance

Daniel Ikem

Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Darrell Booker

Program Lead, Nonprofit Tech Acceleration, for Black and African Communities

Kyle S. Cramer

Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft

Continue Your Learning Journey

3:00 PM – 25 mins

Frank Valdivieso

Co-founder, Black Channel Partner Alliance

Nyasha Tunduwani

President and Co-founder, Black Channel Partner Alliance

Melissa Peterson

CEO, Blue Sky Innovative Solutions

Charletta Fortson

Project Director, Louisiana MBDA Business Center, Southern University Law Center

Let’s Connect! Join us in the RISE
Social Lounge.

3:30 PM – 60 mins

12:30 p.m. Exhibit Halls and Doors Open

1:00 Welcome

1:10 The Entrepreneurial Journey

1:30 Profit First: How to Make Any Business Permanently Profitable, in an Instant

2:20 BREAK

2:30 Join the Microsoft Ecosystem: Create Jobs and Build Wealth

3:00 Continue Your Learning Journey

3:30 Let’s Connect! Join us in the RISE Social Lounge.

4:30 Event Ends

"This is a community where Black-owned tech founders can come together, share experiences, and learn how to accelerate their businesses."

Frank Valdivieso
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This one-day virtual event hosted by The Black Channel Partner Alliance (BCPA) is designed for Black and African-American IT founders and technology entrepreneurs who want to create and join thriving ecosystems to scale quickly.

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