[PHOTOS] BPN’s 2nd Annual “Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship in the Bay”
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Event: Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship in The Bay
Pictured: Jason Thurman, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Frederick Hutson, Angela Patton, Josh Dawson, Charles Pridgen, Bryon Goodson, Jasmine Gill, Adjetey Clarence Lassey, Terrell Jones, Ruben Harris, Robyn Cameron
Date: August 4, 2016
Location: Infusion Lounge, San Francisco
Over 200 plus attendees came to BPN’s 2nd Annual Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship in the Bay and proceeds were donated to Girls for a Change. The mission behind Girls for a Change is to create change in their own communities with the guidance of adult women. About 5-15 girls and two women “coaches” make up a Girl Action Team. Teams design and implement social change projects that will make a lasting change in their neighborhood, city or school. Event Speakers included:
Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Kapor Capital’s Founding Portfolio Services Director, at the Oakland-based venture capital firm, Mandela oversees a portfolio of 114 tech startups, helping them make progress on their business, social impact, and diversity goals. To-date, Mandela has presented on over 50 stages and has received several recognitions, including being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list, presenting at TEDx, and publishing two Top 20 Medium posts about startups.
Frederick Hutson is the Founder and CEO of Pigeonly, a technology company that builds communication solutions for those who need it most, underserved communities.
Angela Patton, CEO of Girls for a Change captured the hearts and imaginations of hundreds of thousands of online viewers with a TED talk describing an unusual (and uplifting) father-daughter dance–between incarcerated dads and their young daughters. The dance was the fruit of a girl-led social-change project convened by a grassroots organization Patton began in Richmond, Va.
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