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A year of support and resources specifically created for founders of color.

THE TWENDÉ PROGRAM

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NASHVILLE, TN  |  JUNE 23-24, 2022

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SUMMIT 2022

Amplifying Black Entrepreneurs


Nashville Entrepreneur Center

41 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

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Secure your spot and gain access to resources, tools, and networking to grow your business!

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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

 
 

"How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage"

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Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital & Runner, Author, & Venture Catalyst

FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH  |  12PM CST

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SPEAKERS
Engage with thought leaders who will transform the way you grow and scale your business.

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LEE MOLETTE

President/Co-Founder,

Frank Stanton Developers, LLC/ The Table, LLC

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DIANA SANCHEZ-VEGA

Founder & CEO,

Sanchez-Vega Communications, LLC

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JOSHUA MUNDY

CEO,

Pivot Technology School

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AIREKA HARVELL

Co-Founder, CEO,

Nodat Inc.

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DANIELLE BUNYTON

Founder

Jades Elevation

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DELISA GUERRIER

Co-Founder,

Storyville Gardens

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ASHLEY BROOKE JAMES

Co-Founder,

TRILUNA

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BILL MCCLESKEY

Founder,

Mitech Partners

 

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DOMONIQUE TOWNSEND

Founder, CEO,

We Optimize Work

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BRITTANY N. COLE

Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer/ CEO

Nashville Entrepreneur Center/Career Thrivers

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KAREN COLLINS

Director of Supplier

Diversity,

City of Chattanooga

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JEFFERY MCGRUDER II

Chief Relationship Officer

Citizens Savings Bank & Trust

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KANDACE HARRIS

VP of Business Development & Community Relations,

Citizens Savings Bank & Trust

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KIPKOSGEI MAGUT

Community Engagement & Sponsorship Coordinator,

 

Nashville International Center for Empowerment

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COURTNEY POGUE

Director of Economic and Community Development,

Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, TN

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KAREN WILLIAMS

CEO

Cultutal Avid

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MARCUS BLAIR

Founder,

Omega Digital Solutions

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DR. ERICA ROBERTS, EdD & BEN ROBERTS, NCC, LPC-MHSP

Purposed Life, LLC

 

AGENDA

 

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

*Invite only

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

VENUE

 

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center

41 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

Phone: 615-294-0502

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WHERE TO STAY

Hotels in the area include:

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Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

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Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown

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Omni Hotel & Resort

 

SPONSORS

Be Part of The #1 Entrepreneurship Summit for Founders of Color in TN!

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