WHAT IS TN TWENDÉ SUMMIT?
TN TWENDÉ Summit is an annual experience that brings together 150+ entrepreneurs, corporate & community leaders, investors, and sponsors across Tennessee and beyond for a day of learning and support to:
Elevate & recognize members in our Twendé program
Equip Black and Latinx entrepreneurs with tools and resources to grow their business
Engage Black and Latinx founders in joining Twendé as we expand the program across TN
Register to join us for #twendésummit
Engage with thought leaders who will transform the way you grow and scale your business.
Frank Stanton Developers, LLC/ The Table, LLC
Founder & CEO,
Sanchez-Vega Communications, LLC
Pivot Technology School
ASHLEY BROOKE JAMES
We Optimize Work
BRITTANY N. COLE
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer/ CEO
Nashville Entrepreneur Center/Career Thrivers
Director of Supplier
City of Chattanooga
JEFFERY MCGRUDER II
Chief Relationship Officer
Citizens Savings Bank & Trust
VP of Business Development & Community Relations,
Citizens Savings Bank & Trust
Community Engagement & Sponsorship Coordinator,
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Director of Economic and Community Development,
Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, TN
Omega Digital Solutions
DR. ERICA ROBERTS, EdD & BEN ROBERTS, NCC, LPC-MHSP
Purposed Life, LLC
TN TWENDÉ Summit will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two action-packed days.
Day 1 will be an invitation-only reception for Twendé Program members, sponsors, partners and EC Board Members. Day 2 will be open to the public for a rockstar lineup of engaging conversations, panels from some of the brightest minds in entrepreneurship and business. The summit is designed to take you on a journey to experience the impact of our Twende' Accelerator program and founders!
THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD
TN Twendé Impact Reception*
5-7 pm CST
5:00 - 5:15: Registration
5:15 - 5:30: Fisk Jubilee Singers
5:30 - 5:40: Opening Session
5:40 - 6:00: How Twendé Began
6:00 - 6:20: Founders in Twendé
6:20 - 6:40: 2022 Impact Report
6:40 - 7:00: Closing & Networking
FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH
TN Twendé Summit
9-4 pm CST
9:00 Welcome & Breakfast
9:30 Opening Session
10:00 How to Do Business with Big Businesses
Learn from leaders across TN on ways to grow their business with government and corporate clients.
11:00 Show Me the Money
A workshop to learn about funding opportunities to grow & scale your business.
12:00 Backstage with Arlan Hamilton
How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage
1:00 Equity, Inclusion & Community at the EC
Learn how the EC is prioritizing DEI
1:30 Mental Health & Stress Management for Entrepreneurs
Hear from the newest Black-owned mental health practice in Tennessee on ways to take a proactive approach to your wellness.
2:00 Thriving in Life and Business as a Black Entrepreneur
A conversation on how to build a successful business, amplify your brand, and build relationships that help you thrive as a Black entrepreneur.
3:00 Twendé Marketplace
Vote for Your Favorite Business
3:30 Closing Session
Be Part of The #1 Entrepreneurship Summit for Founders of Color in TN!