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Due to the upcoming rail workers' strike planned for November 5th, 7th, 9th & 10th, and in light of the inconvenience it may cause for our attendees, we have postponed this event to February 8 & 9, 2023.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED DATES!
February 8 & 9, 2023

About the Event

Culture Shifting is an annual invite-only series of deal making Summits that takes place in Silicon Valley, New York, Miami and London. These are the only Summits of their kind in the United States that unite over 200 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to enable deals, collaborations and wealth creation (our mission). While we've been hosting these events for 13 years, over the last 8 that we've been measuring outcomes, we have calculated that we've enabled over $1B to get into the hands of entrepreneurs, executives, fund managers and non profit leaders that attend. Our goal is to increase that to $2B by 2025 catalyzed by our expansion to new markets.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact to narrow the inequality gap in entrepreneurship, on corporate boards, in tech and in the c-suite. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx Venture Capitalists to narrow the inequality gap in this sector. Miami and London are hybrids of the two. 

 

Culture Shifting Summit is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a diversity and innovation management consultancy established in 2006.

Special Guest Speakers!

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X. Eyeé

Product Manager-Responsible AI,

Google

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Her Excellency
Najla Al-Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Exact Date/Time TBA

Agenda

Click on a day below to view that day's agenda.

Wednesday, February 8
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Thursday, February 9
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Executive Masterclass Session on Board Diversity
8:30AM - 10:30AM GMT
Location: Silicon Valley Bank, Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, United Kingdom
Networking Breakfast is included.

In this 2-hour session learn from seasoned corporate board members who are also board diversity advocates and connectors on how to become board ready, find board opportunities, the interview process, the compensation packages you should be negotiating, and how to navigate the personalities and politics when you secure a board seat.

LED BY:

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Joe Hurd

Managing Partner,

SOSV

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Caretha Coleman

Principal,

Coleman Consulting

Professional Development Masterclass

12:00PM - 2:00PM GMT

Location:  Silicon Valley Bank, Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, United Kingdom

Networking Lunch is included.

Learn best practices to improve your professional image, resume, career opportunities and how to successfully navigate relationships and an upward career trajectory in and outside your current company.  In this 2 hour session you will also learn the best ways to find a mentor, sponsor and which rooms you should be in (and how to "show up") in ways that lead to a successful, and in some cases, an accelerated path to promotion and career growth.

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Priyanka Ghosh

Chief People Officer, Swiss Vault; Executive & Leadership Coach

Thursday, February 9, 2023

GP:LP Meetings, Networking Breakfast & Lunches, Keynote & Panels

Location: TBA

Time: 9:00AM - 6:15PM GMT

  • 9:00AM - 10:00AM    Networking Breakfast

  • 10:05AM - 10:10AM    Welcome Remarks

  • 10:15AM - 11:15AM      Keynote Fireside Chat - speaker TBA

  • 11:20AM - 11:50AM    Fund Of Fund or Institutional Investor Panel

  • 11:55AM - 12:30PM     Sovereign Wealth Panel/Fireside Chat

Sovereign Wealth Funds are widely regarded as some of the world's most sophisticated investors and control nearly $7.5 trillion in aggregate. However, this group of investors is largely unknown to traditional venture capitalists and founders of color. In this fireside chat we will discuss the types of investments our guest speaker makes, where they are placing their bets now and in the future, and a few success stories.

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Moderator:

Joseph Spence

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs; Founder, We Are Makers; IconIQ Talks

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM      Networking Lunch

  • 1:35PM - 2:10PM        Entrepreneurs Pitch

The goal of this event is to bring together founders of color and investors, potential clients and strategic partners to enable investments, deals and collaborations.

Moderators:

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Andy Ayim

Investor; Founder, Angel Investing School

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Terell Sterling

Head of Impact & Community, Culture Shift Labs

  • 2:15PM - 2:45PM       Investing in Africa and African Startups Best Practices

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Moderator:

Raj Kulasingam

Senior Counsel,

Dentons

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Maya Horgan Famodu

Founder & Managing Director, Ingressive Capital

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'Tokunboh Ishmael

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Alitheia Capital

  • 2:50PM - 3:20PM      Family Office Panel

As more and more Family Offices make investments, it is important to understand what they are passionate about and
why. This panel will share what they are looking for in order to sink their teeth into a new investment or fund a project.

  • 3:25PM - 4:00PM      Corporate Venture Panel

The Corporate world continues to invest in GPs. What have they learned in the past year, how has the market changed and what are they looking for now? This panel shares unique insights on what's happening inside the Corporate Venture Capital world.

  • 4:00PM - 4:15PM      Coffee/Tea Break/Snack

  • 4:20PM - 4:50PM     Let’s Talk ESG: Leveling Up Society and the Transition to Net-Zero

Two big ESG/impact themes are resonating across the economy as we emerge from Covid pandemic. For many in the UK, leveling-up society has become a top priority since the pandemic further exposed the wealth and income gap along lines of gender, race, and region. A succession of extreme weather events combined with the Ukraine crisis have also highlighted the importance of transitioning to a net-zero economy while reducing dependency on hydrocarbon imports. In this panel, we will speak to Black and Hispanic investors and entrepreneurs who are building "impact unicorns" to address these challenges.

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Moderator:

Indranil Ghosh

CEO,

Tiger Hill Capital

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Mujtaba Musa

CTO, Kleanbus Limited

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Stephen Layburn

Managing Director, Centrus

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Ross Westgate

CEO, Gleann Mor Natural Capital

  • 4:55PM - 5:30PM     Fund Managers (GP) of Color Panel

Join this panel of Diverse Fund Managers as they walk you through the lessons they have learned in building their fund, how they have scaled their investments in the last year, and where they have placed their bets now, and where they are placing them in the future.

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Moderator:

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing Partner; EchoVC

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Andy Davis

Co-Founder, Angel Investor; 

10X10 Capital

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Stonly Blue

Founding Partner, Third Sphere

  • 5:35PM - 6:05PM     Future of Work Panel

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Moderator:

Geetha Tharmaratnam

Chief Impact Investment Officer, WHO Foundation

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Chenelle Ansah

Partner, Cornerstone Partners

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Courtney Karnes

Managing Director, Access to Innovation, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Time TBD                 GP:LP Meetings

  • 6:10PM - 6:15PM     Closing Remarks

Ecosystem Dinner & Networking Reception

6:30PM - 9:30PM GMT

Location:  TBA

Registration

Silicon Valley Bank is inviting you to be their guest at this private, invite only event.

Please enter your provided registration code to be sent a link to complete your full registration. Registration is non-transferable but feel free to email deanna@cultureshiftlabs.com if you would like to suggest other invitees.

 
London 2023 Pre-Registration

Enter your provided registration code here. If you were not given a registration code, enter LDN22REQ to request an invitation.

Thank you! Please note that your registration is not yet complete! You will receive an email shortly with a link to full registration if your code was approved.

The PITCH

The goal of this event is to bring together founders of color and investors, potential clients and strategic partners to enable investments, deals and collaborations.

GENERAL SESSION:
An invite-only event will showcase entrepreneurs of color with the goal of connecting them to investors and prospective. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to influence and diversify the future of entrepreneurship.

INCLUSIVE HEALTH & WELLNESS SESSION:
This invite-only event will showcase healthcare, life sciences and wellness BIPOC and Latino/a entrepreneurs with the goal of enabling capital, customers, resources and collaborations.

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Application Deadline
October  21st, 2022!

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

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Promotional Partners

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Host Committee

CHRISTOPHER NORTH // Managing Partner, L Catterton
INDRANIL GHOSH // Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Hill Capital
ERIC D. COLLINS // CEO & Founding Member, Impact X Capital Partners
JOE HURD // Operating Partner, SOSV
NADJA BELLAN-WHITE // Global Chief Marketing Officer, VICE Media
TOSH ERNEST // Head of Access to Innovation, Silicon Valley Bank
RAJ KULASINGAM // Senior Counsel, Dentons
KEVIN CADETTE // Executive Director, Black Angels Miami
ANDY AYIM // Investor; Founder, Angel Investing School

Our Plan to Stay Safe at Culture Shifting London

We will be following strict COVID-19 protocols in order to ensure CSW London attendees feel safe onsite. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available, and you may be required to show your vaccination card. More details to come … 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 Over $1B of deals and collaborations have been realized over the last 6 years alone from the New York & Silicon Valley Culture Shifting Weekends. Our goal over the next few years is to get that figure to $2B. 

Team

Founder &
Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,
Culture Shift Labs

Chair

REGINALD VAN LEE //

Chief Transformation Officer,
The Carlyle Group

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Special Advisor

Caretha Coleman //

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Special Advisor

SHERI MACDONALD //

Founder & CEO, Sheri Mac Enterprises

ABOUT
CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKENDS

Culture Shifting Weekends is an annual invite-only deal making Summit that takes place in Silicon Valley, New York, Miami and London. These are the only Summits of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latino tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to enable deals, collaborations and wealth creation (our mission). Over the last 8 years that we've been measuring outcomes, we've enabled over $1B to get into the hands of entrepreneurs, executives, fund managers and non profit leaders.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact to narrow the inequality gap in entrepreneurship, on corporate boards, in tech and in the c-suite. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latino Venture Capitalists to narrow the inequality gap in this sector. Miami and London are hybrids of the two.

 

Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a diversity and innovation management consultancy established in 2006. 

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