[TechConneXt Summit] Day 2 – Diversity, Finance, Opportunities, and Success

[TechConneXt Summit] Day 2: Diversity, Finance, Opportunities, and Success

  • At 1:00 p.m., visionaries will be excited to check out the Spotting the Next Big Tech Trend session featuring Cannabis Marketing Consultant Amber Senter, founder & CEO of THRONE, Emeka Anen, and founder & CEO of Rocket Lawyer, Charley Moore. Moderated by Cross Valley Capital Founder, Jon Gosier, this panel will bring insight into which ideas investors are funding, expanding into new markets, and understanding the relevance of having a strong advisory team of mentors. New entrepreneurs should be sure to check this session out.
  • Gamers looking for insight on the fastest way to well-paying, high growth tech jobs must check out the Opportunities in Gaming & Apps session (2:05 p.m.-2:50 p.m.) with speakers Derek L. Manns, CEO, Sungura Games, Lisette Titre-Montgomery, art manager, Ubisoft, and Leo Olebe, vice president, marketing, at GreatSchools. This session will be moderated by Michelle Fisher, founder & CEO, Blaze Mobile.
  • The goal of it all is to succeed in Silicon Valley, right? Listen to leaders in the tech industry discuss the unique Silicon Valley culture, and hear advice on building great tech companies at the Succeeding in Silicon Valley session (3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.) CEO of TwitChange, Shelton Mercer, III will moderate this panel with speakers CEO Eric Kelly of Sphere 3D, founder & managing director of Base Ventures, Erik More, and Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, Clarence Wooten, Jr.
  • Immediately following the Succeeding in Silicon Valley session, the winner of the first TechConneXt Summit Hackathon will be announced. See who developed the best and most efficient financial app.
  • At 4:35 p.m., AT&T will host an Intersection of Music & Technology Tech Talk with industry innovators Young Guru and VP of Diverse Markets for AT&T, Jennifer Jones.
  • It’s then time to Master Your Winning Strategy as CEO of MetricStream, Inc., Shellye Archambeau, and Google Ventures Partner, Laurence Toney, share their journeys to tech and financial success.
  • The final day of the inaugural TechConneXt Summit closes out with a ConneXt Reception featuring the artistry of engineer and DJ, Young Guru.
  • Take a break throughout the day to connect with fellow TechConneXt attendees at the AT&T Innovation Showcase and Tech Lounge. Stop by to try on stylish, ultra-modern wearables, and preview their newest devices and gadgets.


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For a live stream of today’s sessions visit http://www.blackenterprise.com/events/techconnext/livestream-schedule/​. For additional coverage, be sure to check out the TechConnext Summit page.

*Please note that information is subject to change.