No Ratings Yet

Event Summary

May 02

Event Details & Reservation

Add to Calendar 05/02/2020 08:00 AM 05/02/2020 01:00 PM America/New York The Black Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit – 05/02/2020 admin false MM/DD/YYYY

Welcome to the 1st Annual Black Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit (B.E.E.S 2020), which is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 at The Entrepreneurship Complex (The eComplex), located at 3400 W. Hospital Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30341 (Chamblee area). There is much to be developed in respect to black entrepreneurship and how we drive success for the economic growth of our African-American communities. As African-Americans, we command a purchasing power of $1.3 trillion, much of which is being spent outside our communities. As entrepreneurs, business owners, visionaries, thought leaders, decision makers, academicians, and others in this vast space, we depend on this economic strength to grow our communities successfully to create and sustain generational wealth for our families, reduce gentrification, which creates massive displacement of black families under the guise of revitalization, and create jobs. The cycle which reintroduces disposable income back into our communities to drive our local economies depend on the establishment and survival of black entrepreneurship.

The B.E.E.S 2020 will comprise several important panel discussions on how we can work to solve some of the challenges of keeping wealth in our communities, while establishing and growing businesses in the communities where we reside. Discussion topics shall include, but not limited to growing sustainable businesses, the gig and circular economies, what are they and how we can leverage these new concepts to grow the economics of our communities, social entrepreneurship, how do we leverage customer relations management to grow and connect with present and new customers, the power of shifting our mindsets to welcome new ideas, concepts, and adjustments to grow successfully, what is it to be a disruptor, and how disruptions bring new innovation and revenue growth to the community, and much more.

In addition, our discourse shall include the success of Black Wall Street, its positive impact on Black Economics, and the African-Americans of the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma who became millionaires by growing an autonomous and successful community of business men and women who developed a tight network of entrepreneurs, and thrived significantly prior to the massacre of 5/31/1921 – 6/1/1921, which decimated the community fueled by hate and racism by whites who envied what black people built and commanded. Finally, we will discuss the results of gentrified communities, which are causing massive displacement of African-Americans as a result of “Revitalization” projects leading to rising costs of living, and what we can do as entrepreneurs to help curb this issue.

We will have key African-American entrepreneurs on the panel, who will leverage their experiences and current work to add value and substance to the discussions. In addition to several independent consultants, representation from the following institutions are invited for their participation on the program:

  • The H.J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The Metro Atlanta Black Chambers
  • Emory University
  • The Creenwood Cultural Museum – Tulsa, Oklahoma

We have accommodations for 12 exhibitors. Kindly CLICK HERE for all exhibiting information. You will have an opportunity to expose your services and products to an estimated 75+ attendees during the event.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please CLICK HERE for all sponsorship information.

Please continue checking the event site by CLICKING HERE to keep abreast of all developments and updates. We look forward to hosting you at B.E.E.S 2020 and making this event a positive impact for all in attendance. Thank you.


3400 West Hospital Avenue, 30341
Atlanta, Georgia
The Entrepreneurship Complex (The eComplex)

$20 | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Contact For More Details