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Interactive workshops and activities designed to foster creativity and amplify entrepreneurial endeavors

T.D. Jakes

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Tabitha Brown

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T.D. Jakes

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Pinky Cole

Founder & Owner of Slutty Vegan

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Tabitha Brown

Emmy Award Winning Actress
NYT Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur

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Charles King

Founder & CEO of MACRO

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Arian Simone

Co-founder & CEO
of the Fearless Fund

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Gina Paige

CEO of AfricanAncestry.com

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Richelieu Dennis

Founder & CEO of Sundial Brands

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April Stallworth

Chief of Staff
at TJD Enterprises LLP

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Arisha Smith

Chief Digital Officer
at Camille Rose Naturals

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Beverly Robinson

Senior Executive Assistant
at T.D. Jakes Ministries

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Bob Greene

President & CEO, NAIC

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Bobby Robinson

Intellectual Property Attorney
at Maynard Nexsen PC

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Booker T. Washington

CEO at Techie Homes, Inc.

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Cliff Worley

Senior Director of Growth
Marketing at Kapor Capital

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Darian Hall

Co-Founder of HealHaus

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Erica Davis

Founder & CEO, Annie Admin

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Felecia Hatcher

CEO at Black Ambition Prize

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Frank Holland

Anchor of "Worldwide Exchange"
at CNBC

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Jay Barnett

Mental Health Therapist & Professor at Texas Tech

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Dr. Jessica Shepherd

Chief Medical Officer at Verywell

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Kareem Cook

Co-Founder at Naturade

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Marquis Boone

Founder of Marquis Boone Enterprises LLC

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Nicole Elam

President & CEO of the National Bankers Association

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Ryan Robertson

President of Trust Marketing & Communication Inc.

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Sophia Johnson

Founder & CEO at ABI Consulting

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Stephanie Grenald

Senior Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel

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Tamara Spinner

President at WHTWRKS Inc.

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TeQuila Cooper-Shabazz

CEO & Managing Partner
at Qui Support Solutions

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Warren Luckett

Founder & Managing Partner
at Black Restaurant Week

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Akwete Tyimbe

Co-Founder of the Pan African Connection

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Benjamin Vann

Founder & CEO at Impact Ventures

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Byron Sanders

President & CEO of Big Thought

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Cliff Johnson

McDonald's Owner & Operator

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Harrison Blair

President & CEO of Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

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Joyce Williams

Director at City of Dallas
Small Business Center

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Terrence Maiden

CEO at Russell Glenn

The Rhythm of Entrepreneurship

The Rhythm of Entrepreneurship

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

2:00 pm
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7:00 pm
Networking Reception
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14

8:00 am
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10:00 am
Welcome Address
Keynote
Winspear
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11:30 am
Access to Capital: Orchestrating Financial Flourish
Plenary Session
Bob Greene | Nicole Elam | Felecia Hatcher| Isabel Guzman
Winspear
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12:30 pm
Mental Health Modalities: Composing Resilience and Wellness
Plenary Session
Darian Hall | Kareem Cook | Dr. Jessica Shepherd
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1:30 pm
Seat At The Table Luncheon
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3:00 pm
Market Readiness Sonata: Striking the Right Chords with Consumers
Plenary Session
Dan Cherry
Winspear
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4:00 pm
AI for the Harvest
Plenary Session
Cliff Worley | Angela Benton
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6:30 pm
Sounds of Soil Concert
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8:30 pm
Harvest Moon Reception
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15

9:00 am
Opening Session
Keynote
Winspear
10:00 am
Keeping The Beat Going: Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Cliff Worley | Angela Benton
Winspear
11:30 am
The REAL in Real Estate
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Terrence Maiden | Booker T. Washington
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*Schedule is subject to change

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Harvest Moon Reception

As the sun sets on a day of insightful sessions and meaningful connections, the Harvest Moon Founders Reception offers an intimate setting for founders, industry leaders, and visionaries to come together, exchange ideas, and foster valuable relationships.

Presented by the Good Soil 2024 Host Committee, The Harvest Moon Founder Dinner is an invitation-only gathering that brings together a curated group of founders, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs who share a passion for growth, innovation, and community. Against the backdrop of the vibrant Good Soil Annual Gathering, this exclusive evening promises an exceptional culinary experience, engaging conversations, and a unique opportunity to form meaningful connections, as well as honor specific founders with an award of recognition across multiple categories.

Sounds of Soil Concert
AI for the Harvest

We will delve into the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can be harnessed to fuel entrepreneurship, foster economic growth, and uplift underserved communities. AI is not just a technological advancement; it is a powerful tool that can address some of the most pressing challenges faced by underserved communities, creating opportunities for innovation and economic empowerment.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Cliff Worley, Sr. Director of Portfolio Growth Marketing at Kapor Capital
Angela Benton, American businesswoman and Entrepreneur

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Market Readiness Sonata: Striking the Right Chords with Consumers

Unveil the secrets of effectively positioning your product or service in the market. Dive into market research, branding, and the art of striking chords with your target audience, ensuring your messaging resonates deeply.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Dan Cherry, General Manager at Adidas

Moderated by Tamara Spinner of WHTWRKS Inc.

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Welcome Address
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Networking Reception

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Access to Capital: Orchestrating Financial Flourish

Join us for an eye-opening discussion on securing funding for your entrepreneurial journey. Learn the art of crafting compelling pitches, navigating investment landscapes, and harmonizing your financial strategies for long-term success and cooperative efforts to build back Black Wall Street.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Bob Greene,  President & CEO at National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Nicole Elam, President & CEO at National Bankers Association
Felecia Hatcher, CEO at Black Ambition Prize 
Isabel Guzman, 27th Administrator of Small Business Administration (SBA)

Moderated by Frank Holland of CNBC

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Mental Health Modalities: Composing Resilience and Wellness

Entrepreneurship is a symphony of highs and lows. Discover how to nurture your mental well-being amidst the whirlwind of business pursuits. Explore strategies for managing stress, finding balance, and conducting a harmonious life while chasing your dreams.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Darian Hall, Co-Founder of HealHaus 
Kareem Cook, Co-Founder at Naturade 
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, CEO of Modern Meno

Moderated by Jay Barnett, Mental Health Expert and Author of "Just Heal, Bro"

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Seat At The Table Luncheon
Opening Session
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Keeping The Beat Going: Multigenerational Entrepreneurship

This conversation will be an insightful panel discussion that explores the rich tapestry of multigenerational entrepreneurship and how it harmonizes the rhythms of the past, present, and future. In an era where innovation meets tradition, this panel delves deep into the dynamics, challenges, and triumphs of businesses that span generations.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Warren Luckett, Branwar Wines
Eden Bridgeman Skelnar, Ebony Magazine
Ryan Robertson
Autumn Yarbrough

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The REAL in Real Estate

This will be a Deep Dive Collective Impact Workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry. This workshop is designed to bring together thought leaders, industry experts, aspiring entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders who are passionate about harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change in the real estate sector, particularly in commercial real estate brokerage, lending and creative placemaking.

Speakers’ Panel:
Terrance Maiden, CEO at Russell Glen Company
Booker T. Washington, CEO & Founder of Techie Homes Inc.

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