Nov 10th and 11th, 2017 | San Francisco


LOCATION: Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4, #450A,, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

November 12 - Innovation, Culture and Tech

8:00a to 9:00a - Light breakfast and registration

9:00a - Kick-off and welcome by MC Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Morgan DeBaun, CEO of Blavity

9:30a - Morning session 1

[Main Stage] A Milli: Life scaling your business after raising 1M+ in funding with Porter Braswell, Rodney Williams, Frederick Hutson, moderated by Jason Townes
[2nd Stage]  IRL: Being a digital brand and the media landscape: Everette Taylor, Rashad Drakeford and Quinta B

10:30a  - Group Session 1

               [Main Stage] AMA with Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest. Introduction by Aaron Samuels, COO of Blavity

11:15a - BREAK Office Hours and explore demo booths   

11:20   [2nd Stage] Student Recruiting Session [Mandatory for student ticket holders only]  

12:00- Lunch Served
          [2nd Stage] Lunch and Learn: Building Apps Without Code by Tara Reed

1:15p - Afternoon Session 2

[Main Stage]: Start-up Survival: Building a Small Business from the Ground Up brought to you by Ebay
Moderator: John Henry, Venture Capitalist; Chairman, Cofound Harlem
Andrea Harrison: Owner, Founder, It’s In A Clutch
Odane Hanson: Second Life Mac
Emeka Anen: CEO, THRONE

[2nd Stage]: Hack it Til You Make it:Acing Your Next Technical Interview brought to you by /Dev/ Color

2:15p - Break & recruiting office hours

2:30p - Afternoon Session 3
          [Main Stage] AMA with Michael Siebel, CEO of Y Combinator introduced by Jonathan Jackson, Blavity Co-founder and Head of Corporate Brand

          [2nd Stage] Scaling a Platform: Engineering Panel, Erica Joy Baker, Damien Peters, Chamara Paul, Kaanon MacFarlane, Moderated by Blavity Co-founder and CTO, Jeff Nelson

3:30p - Group Session 2: Lighting talks

Zim Ugochukwu, CEO Travel Noire
Cedric Rogers, CEO LookLive
Jason Mayden, Stanford
Jessica O. Matthews, Uncharted Play

4:45p - Closing Remarks, Morgan DeBaun CEO

5:30p - Happy Hour brought to you by Twitter

10:00p - AFROTECH After Party brought to you by Toasted Life. Tickets sold separately.