HONOREES

Trailblazer of the Year

LLOYD CARNEY

Founder & CEO, Carney Global Ventures, LLC; Former Chief Executive Officer, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Investor of the Year

RASHAUN WILLIAMS

General Partner, Manhattan Venture Partners

Social Influencer of the Year

PRINCE EA

Make Smart L.L.C.

Founder of the Year

MORGAN DEBAUN

Founder & CEO Blavity

Breakout Star of the Year

CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Founder & CEO Scholly, Inc.

Innovator of the Year Award

AKON

Chief Visionary, Akoin; Grammy-nominated artist, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

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AKON’S FUTURISTIC CITY WILL BE POWERED BY AKOIN, HIS OWN CRYPTOCURRENCY

Aliaume “Akon” Thiam is taking his personal project of building Africa’s infrastructure with the creation of a futuristic city …

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BLAVITY FOUNDER RAISES OVER $6 MILLION IN FUNDING

Morgan DeBaun, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of the media outlet Blavity, announced Friday that she…

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CHANCE THE RAPPER, CHRISTOPHER GRAY, JESSE WILLIAMS HOST SCHOLLY SCHOLARSHIP SUMMIT

Scholly recently held their first Scholly Scholarship Summit on Saturday, Feb. 10, in partnership…

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RASHAUN WILLIAMS HELPS BLACK ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS BECOME INVESTORS

Rashaun Williams started his career as an investment banker and decided to…

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HONOREES

Trailblazer of the Year

JOHN THOMPSON

Chairman, Microsoft

Executive of the Year

BOZOMA SAINT JOHN

Chief Brand Officer, Uber

Social Influencer of the Year

KAREN CIVIL

Author, Entrepreneur, Brand Curator, Media Strategist

Game Changer of the Year

FELECIA HATCHER

Co-founder, Code Fever/Black Tech Week

Breakout Star of the Year

ALTON GLASS

Director, Writer, Producer, Glassrock Entertainment

Innovator of the Year Award

SPECTACULAR SMITH

Founder & CEO, Adwizar

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Karen Civil Opens STEM Focused Computer Lab in Haiti

On April 10, 2017, media and entertainment mogul …

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Bozoma: If I Thought Uber Hired Me as a Black Woman Token, I’d Be Angry All the Time

Bozoma Saint…

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Bozoma Saint John on Shift to Uber, I’m Ready

The marketing guru tells Black Enterprise why she’s …

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6 Black Trailblazers Changing the Miami Tech Landscape With Power Moves

These tech leaders…

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Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Code Fever’s Black Tech Week

Legendary foundation gives sizable grant…

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Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Racism and Assimilating to Succeed in Silicon Valley”

The chairman…

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Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Code Fever’s Black Tech Week

Alton Glass premiered his new…

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Making the Virtual Reality Film with Director Alton Glass

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums…

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What Does It Take to Make a Virtual Reality Film? (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual reality is the visual phenomenon that is…

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Interview: Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Makes Money Moves with Adwizar

You may know him from Pretty Ricky, but did…

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HONOREES

Trailblazer of the Year

RODNEY ADKINS

President, 3Ramp Group LLC

Tech Executive of the Year

STACY BROWN-PHILPOT

CEO, TaskRabbit

Innovator of the Year

BRIAN BRACKEEN

Founder & CEO, Kairos

Social Influencer of the Year

EVERETTE TAYLOR

Chief Marketing Officer, Skurt

Game Changer of the Year

TRISTAN WALKER

Founder & CEO, Walker & Co. Brands Inc.

Breakout Star of the Year

RODNEY WILLIAMS

CEO, LISNR

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Stacy Brown-Philpot Promoted to TaskRabbit CEO

Stacy Brown-Philpot, the COO of TaskRabbit, has been named CEO of the company…

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The Road to TechConneXt: Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker is not only the CEO and founder of Walker & Company Brands. He is…

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Tristan Walker Partners with HBCU Collegiate Sports

Bevel is about to be used on a number of athletes’s faces. Bevel is a…

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Tristan Walker Experiences Full Circle Moment With Black Enterprise

Founder and CEO of Walker & Co…

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Miami-Based Innovator Brian Brackeen Tells-All About Funding Startups

You may not be too familiar with…

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The Road to TechConneXt: Rod Adkins, Tech Pioneer

When you think of IBM’s supercomputer Watson, the name Rodney C. Adkins…

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TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

CARETHA COLEMAN

Principal, Coleman Consulting

KEN COLEMAN

Chairman, Saama Technologies

ROY CLAY SR.

CEO, Rod-L Electronics

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TechConneXt Trailblazers Awards Dinner Recognizes Tech Pioneers

The first Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit Trailblazers…

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