First Ever HBCU Business-Themed Conference in Washington, DC to Gather Successful Black Entrepreneurs

First Ever HBCU Business-Themed Conference in Washington, DC to Gather Successful Black Entrepreneurs

Nationwide — The highly anticipated 3rd annual Learn Leverage Launch Live (formally known as the Black Entrepreneur Homecoming Experience) will be held in Washington, DC on September 8-10, 2023.

The event will connect business-minded HBCU grads, supporters and other Black entrepreneurs from all over the country while replicating the traditional homecoming experience that HBCUs plan every year where thousands of affluent alumni return to their college campuses to celebrate their alma maters, their achievements, and the long-lasting personal friendships created while earning their degrees.

Created and hosted by Jalynn Jones, founder of Black Pretty and Paid, Jalynn Jones, an HBCU graduate herself, Learn Leverage Launch Live is a transformational conference for 100 Black-owned businesses focused on sales, marketing, business growth, funding resources, social media strategy, passive income investments, and tax strategy.
Having graduated from Fayetteville State University and being inspired by her college’s entrepreneurial experience,” said Jalynn Jones. “My team and I built the theme for this conference around two essential pillars taught at HBCUs– economic redistribution and African American business sustainability.”

This year’s conference is pushing hard for THE CULTURE, with a mantra and challenge to participants to Learn, Leverage and Launch. What is unique is that this conference not only challenges participants with the aforementioned mantra but equips them with skills to apply this mantra and succeed through its steps.

While Forbes reports that Black women are the fastest-growing entrepreneurs in the United States (2021) data shows that 8 out of 10 black-owned businesses fail within the first eighteen months of opening due to lack of information (NBC News 2021).

This business conference is essential for the community to serve as a wealth gap stimulator and statistic buster to help black entrepreneurs thrive in digital spaces. Visit for registration and sponsorship details.

Last year’s event was held at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta and it was historical.

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