Join us on July 15, 2017 in Dallas, TX for a day of insiration, enlightment and entreprenuership!
Schedule 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration + Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome & Introductions

USBC Staff, Partners and Dallas Cohort

9:15 am – 11:00 am

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail: The Art of the Business Plan

Darwin Bruce, JD

11:00 am – 11:05 am

Break

11:05 am – 12:40 am

The Real: Structuring and Funding Your Business to Remain Financially Secure

Aisha Melvin, JD

Irvin Ashford, JD

12:40 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch & Learn: Small group lunches amongst cohort with option for facilitators to join

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Power Play: What to Expect for the Road Ahead

Arcman Durosier

Lalanii Wilson

(3) confirmations pending

2:45 pm – 2:50 pm

Break

2:55 pm – 3:35 pm

Controlling Your Narrative: The Impact Story That Scales

Lincoln Stephens

3:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Pitch Prep: Learning the Ropes of Pitching Your Venture

Zakiya Larry

5:00 pm – 5:05 pm

Closing Remarks

USBC Staff & Partners

 

Speakers

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail: The Art of the Business Plan


Darwin J. Bruce, J.D.
President and CEO
Capital Market Ventures

 

The Real: Structuring and Funding Your Business to Remain Financially Secure


Alisha Melvin
Real Estate Attorney and licensed Realtor®

Irvin Ashford, Jr.
Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Director of Community Development and External Affairs
Comerica Bank

Power Play: What to Expect for the Road Ahead


Arcman Durosier
Founder and CEO
Bel Nouvo Beauty

Lalanii Wilson Jones
Business Powerhouse in Health Care, Early Childhood Education, Spa and Skincare Industries

Controlling Your Narrative: The Impact Story That Scales


Lincoln Stephens
Activist, Muckraker and Social Entrepreneur

Pitch Prep: Learning the Ropes of Pitching Your Venture


Zakiya Larry
CEO
Quest Media Training