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February 8 & 9, 2023

Tickets now SOLD OUT. 

Please contact deanna@cultureshiftlabs.com with any questions.

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.

Keynote Fireside Chat - February 9th!

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X. Eyeé

Product Manager-Responsible AI,

Google

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Her Excellency
Najla Al-Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

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 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.

8:30AM  Networking Breakfast

8:50AM  Welcome Remarks

9:00AM  Class Begins

10:20AM  Q&A

10:25AM  Closing Remarks

LED BY:

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Joe Hurd

Managing Partner,

SOSV

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Caretha Coleman

Principal,

Coleman Consulting

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Noeline Sanders

Chief Financial Officer,

Catapult Digital

Professional Development Masterclass

12:00PM - 2:30PM 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.

12:00PM  Networking Lunch

12:55PM  Welcome Remarks

1:00PM  Class Begins

2:00PM  Q&A

2:20PM  Closing Remarks

LED BY:

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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: Dentons UK and Middle East LLP, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA

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

  • 9:00AM - 10:00AM    Networking Breakfast & GP:LP Meetings

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

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

In this powerful conversation you will learn about the power of AI and how it can improve society for the better if applied correctly. You will also hear about the variety of industries that AI can be leveraged for and specific examples of what “responsible AI” means.

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X. Eyeé

Product Manager-Responsible AI,

Google

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Her Excellency
Najla Al-Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

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

Fund of Funds offer an investment strategy that focuses primarily on investing in other funds. As more Fund of Funds invest direct and more venture funds invest in other funds, the distinction between these strategies is becoming more nuanced. In this panel, we discuss different strategies for funds who invest in funds.

How do Institutional Investors make decisions? How do you approach an Institutional Investor? Learn about the Do's and Don't's of seeking funding from these organizations shared by the allocators themselves.

Speakers to be announced.

  • 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 $9.5 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.
*according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

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Moderator:

Joseph Spence

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

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM      Networking Lunch & GP:LP Meetings
     

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

The goal of this session is to bring together founders and investors, potential clients, and strategic partners to enable investments, deals and collaborations. It will provide a platform of awareness for the entrepreneurs and access to a network to help accelerate their business goals.

Moderators:

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Andy Ayim

Investor; Founder, Angel Investing School

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Patrick Cohen

Founder & CEO,

Caprock Solutions Inc.

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

Africa is one of the strongest emerging markets for FinTech with the number of startups tripling to over 5,000 companies in the past two years, with estimated revenues of between $5bn to $6bn. Understanding FinTech and other investing opportunities will be covered on this panel as well as the best practices needed to succeed in this market to ensure the social and financial returns of your investments are maximized.

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Moderator:

Raj Kulasingam

Senior Counsel,

Dentons

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Fope Adelowo

Co-Head, Helios Digital Ventures

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'Tokunboh Ishmael

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Alitheia Capital

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Clarisa De Franco

Managing Director & Head of Private Equity Funds,
British International Investment

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Vivek Aswani

Chief Commercial Officer,

Rimm Sustainability

  • 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. We believe that 2023 will be a pivotal year for Family Offices to invest in funds and founders while other investors might be pulling back. This panel will share what they are looking for and how the Culture Shift Labs community can tap into this critically important network.

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

Over the last two years we have experienced an uptick in the Corporate world investing in emerging fund managers. This includes CVCs from PayPal Ventures to Verizon Ventures and much much more. During this panel several CVCs will share unique insights on what's happening inside their world and who and what they are investing in.

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Moderator:

Maija Palmer

Editor; Global Corporate Venturing

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Margaret Sheyindemi

Startup Growth Manager, Etc. at British Telecom Group

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Presca Ahn

Investment Director,
L'Oréal

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Peter Wozny

Senior Legal Counsel, Btomorrow Ventures

  • 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 funds, how they have scaled their investments in the last year, where they have placed their bets in the past, and where they see the next big opportunity.

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Moderator:

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing Partner; EchoVC

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Ashley Lewis

Head, Innovation Fund,

DPI

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Andy Davis

Co-Founder, Angel Investor; 

10X10 Capital

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Maria Rotilu

Investor, First Cheque Fund; Octopus Ventures

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

The need to keep employees connected and engaged is becoming increasingly difficult especially in this current economic environment. The advance in technology is pushing the demand for digitization and automation and has given rise to the significant layoffs we are experiencing. Learn from our panel of experts how the ‘Great Resignation’ is now the ‘Great Layoff’ and what should employers be doing for key staff retention?

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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

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

Ecosystem Networking Reception
Cocktails & Light Bites

6:30PM - 9:30PM GMT

Location:  Dentons UK and Middle East LLP, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA

Registration

Registration Form

Tickets now SOLD OUT. 

Please contact deanna@cultureshiftlabs.com with any questions.

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 customers. 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
January  27th, 2023!

Sponsors

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Gold 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. 

Join the Culture Shifting Community! Fill out one of the forms below to inquire about an invitation.

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