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OCTOBER 21-24

About the Event

Culture Shifting Weekends is an annual invite-only bi-coastal event that takes place in Silicon Valley, and Silicon Alley and Miami. These are the only events of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to enable deals, collaborations and wealth creation.
 

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 is a hybrid of the two.

 

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

Agenda

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Thursday, October 21
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Friday, October 22
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Saturday, October 23
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Sunday, October 24
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Thursday, October 21

Kick-Off Party

8:30-10:00PM EDT (drinks & light snack)

Location:  1 Hotel - 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL (Ocean Terrace Room)

Dress Code: Come as you are

Enjoy drinks, light snacks, and networking with fellow #CultureShifters as we kick off Culture Shifting Weekend Miami!

Sponsored by:

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Friday, October 22

8:00AM-6:00PM EDT

Evening open for continued networking & meetings.

Breakfast & Lunch included.

Location: Emanuel Luxury Venue, Miami Beach

All tickets to this event include access to Thursday's Kick-Off Party.

8:00-9:30AM EDT

Networking Breakfast
GP:LP 1:1 Meetings

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Time for C-Suite and business leaders to gather and network. We expect approximately 150 hand selected leaders, who not only have an abundance mentality and generosity behavior but who also care about the success of the community at large.

GP:LP Meetings - 1:1 Meetings Scheduled in separate room from Breakfast

9:45AM EDT
Opening Remarks

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Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

10:00-10:30AM EDT
Fireside Chat

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Introduction

Jarvis Sam

VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion,

Nike

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Fireside Chat with

Eduardo Medina

Co-founder & COO, BetterUp

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Interviewed by

Alice Vilma

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

10:35-11:05AM EDT
Corporate Venture Panel

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The number of global active Corporate VC funds has tripled from 348 in 2011 to 965 in 2016, which includes 75 of the Fortune 100. More importantly, Corporates now represent almost 20% of the dollar volume of the global venture market. While Corporate VC funds as a group are a growing force in the market, they are not all built the same. In this panel, we will discuss some differences in structure (internal vs external), approach (lead vs join), focus (narrow vs broad), goals (strategic vs financial) and partnering.

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Katie Thiry

MODERATOR

Principal,

Salesforce Ventures

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Ollen Douglass

Managing Director,

Motley Fool Ventures

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Tamara Steffens

Managing Director,

M12

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Kange Kaneene

VP,

SAP.iO Foundries North America

11:15-11:45AM EDT
Impact Investors Panel

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Impact Investors are working to revolutionize the way capital is allocated to opportunities by aligning the pursuit of profit and purpose. With the rise of a more purpose driven generation, the AUM of Impact Investors grew from $46B in 2013 to $114B in 2016. Despite the growth in the market, Impact Investors still face challenges with mainstream misperceptions about deal quality, clarity of definitions and quality of measurements. In this panel, we will meet some of the top Impact Investors and discuss their definition of impact, measurements they believe matter, and both the opportunity and imperative the mainstream is overlooking. AND Inclusive impact is increasingly on the minds of foundations and investors across the country and around the world. Who are the thought leaders and who are making big moves? What's coming next? And what do GPs need to know?

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Mark Wilkins

MODERATOR

Managing Director - Wealth Management,

UBS

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Demetric Duckett

Managing Director,

Living Cities

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Justin Nunez

Partner,

TPG

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Marla Blow

President & COO,

Skoll Foundation

11:55AM-12:25PM EDT
I am a VC

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10-12 VCs telling their stories in 2 minutes.

12:25-12:40PM EDT
Research Spotlight

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1:30-2:00PM EDT
Family Office Panel

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Family offices and high net worth individuals are the most likely LP prospects for smaller funds. They play a critical role in defining the landscape and opportunity set for new funds. So how do GPs get to know these power players in investing? And what matters to them? How are they reacting to COVID-19 and the recent civil unrest? And what's coming up next?

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Lo Toney

MODERATOR

Founding Managing Partner,

Plexo Capital

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Barry Dorfman

President & CEO,

BLD Holdings

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Charles D. Smith

Conference Chairman, Family Office Experience

2:05-2:35PM EDT
Fireside Chat: Institutional Investors

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Increasingly, investors seek to allocate their investments in a purpose driven way. One of those ways is to actively seek out diverse owned asset management firms. Avance Investment Management is a Hispanic-owned firm that seeks to make transformative growth investments in U.S.-based middle market service and consumer sector companies. They have recently raised their first major fund. For over a decade, the John S.and James L. Knight Foundation has been intentional about investing its endowment with diverse-owned managers. Knight also conducts research on diversity of ownership in the asset management industry and the extent to which philanthropic endowments use diverse-owned asset managers. Join a conversation between Luis Zaldivar, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Avance and Juan Martinez, Knight Foundation VP/CFO & Treasurer that will discuss ways to increase diversity in the asset management industry, how increased diversity can add to both investor returns and positive impact in communities and entrepreneurial insights from starting a new business during a pandemic.

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Fireside Chat with

Luis Zaldivar

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Avance Investment Management, LLC

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Interviewed by

Juan Martinez

VP/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

2:45-3:15PM EDT
Private Equity Panel 

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This panel includes some of the nation's top Black and Latino leaders who have their own private equity funds. Hear from these impressive leaders on what's working (and not working) for them and learn about the opportunities to become an LP, as well as co-investing alongside them. We also welcome speakers that invest in these fund managers. The panel will be moderated by Sancia Dalley of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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Sancia Dalley

MODERATOR

Senior Vice President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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Angela Matheny

Director of Investment Staff & Diverse Manager Equity, Crewcial Partners, LLC.

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Renae Griffin

Executive Director,

GCM Grosvenor

3:20-3:50PM EDT
Seeding, Anchor and Launch Investing Panel 

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Early investors in new firms and strategies can make a big difference for any asset managers getting into business and accelerating growth, and especially for diverse managers. This panel brings together institutions committing early capital to managers of color in a variety of ways to talk about how a lasting, sustainable approach to this work benefits their organizations. Hear first-hand as they discuss their investment processes, qualities they look for in diverse managers for investment, and what matters to their success and that of the investors they back. GP:LP meetings will be arranged pre- and post- the panel.

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Liz Stiverson

MODERATOR

Co-Head, TPG NEXT, Principal, TPG

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Najada Kumbuli

Head of Investments, Visa Foundation

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Jill Otto

Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

3:55-4:00PM EDT
Success Stories

4:00-4:15PM EDT
Black/Latino VC Report

4:20-5:20PM EDT
GP:LP 1:1 Meetings

4:20-5:30PM EDT
Networking Reception

Saturday, October 23

8:00AM-4:00PM EDT
Breakfast & Lunch included.

Location: Emanuel Luxury Venue, Miami Beach

6:30-9:00PM EDT

Ecosystem Dinner & DJ/Dancing 

Location: Cerveceria La Tropical

All tickets to this event include access to Thursday's Kick-Off Party.

8:00-9:30AM EDT

Networking Breakfast

GP:LP 1:1 Meetings

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Time for C-Suite and business leaders to gather and network.

GP:LP Meetings - 1:1 Meetings Scheduled in separate room from Breakfast.

9:25-9:55AM EDT

Fireside Chat with Rose Kirk
Helping underrepresented populations achieve digital equity and equality

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Rose Kirk

Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon

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Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor of Miami-Dade County

10:00-10:30AM EDT

Fireside Chat with Rea Ann Silva

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Rea Ann Silva

Founder, Beautyblender

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Interviewed by:

Sherrell Dorsey

Founder & CEO,

The Plug

10:35-11:35AM EDT

The Entrepreneurs PITCH (general session)

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The PITCH:

An invite-only event will showcase 12-15 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.

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Producer:

Terell Sterling

Founder & CEO,

Go Paladin

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11:45AM-12:15PM EDT

Workforce Development Panel

Hear from companies in the South Florida market who are seeking a diverse and remote workforce of seasoned leaders, subject matter experts and c-suite executives. Through this panel, you will learn from those who are already managing workforce diversity well. These executives will share best practices, upskilling and reskilling success stories, and discuss how senior level talent can pivot to new opportunities due to their transferable skills sets.

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Keith Carswell

MODERATOR
Director- Programming and Partnerships,

Venture Miami, City of Miami

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Larry Quinlan

Former Global CIO,

Deloitte

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Tracey Nott-Seward

Managing Director - Global Talent & Organization/Human Potential,
Accenture

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Jacky Wright

Chief Digital Officer,
Microsoft US

12:15-1:15PM EDT

Networking Lunch Break

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1:15-1:45PM EDT

Healthcare Keynote

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Dolvett Quince

Best Selling Author, former trainer on Biggest Loser, Life Coach

1:50-2:50PM EDT

The Entrepreneurs PITCH: Inclusive Health & Wellness session

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This invite-only event will showcase 12-15 healthcare, life sciences and wellness BIPOC and Latino/a entrepreneurs with the goal of enabling capital, customers, resources and collaborations.

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Producer:

Christopher Lee

SVP, Product & Innovation,

ConsumerMedical

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Producer:

Christian Seale

Founder & General Partner,

SBC Digital Health

3:00-3:30PM EDT

Female Unicorns

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Meet the Women Founders that are unicorns, future unicorns and have raised over $100M+. They will share their journey's, stories of success, what the future holds and how you can help enable their continued success

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Regina Green

MODERATOR
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Head of Launch With GS Americas,

Goldman Sachs

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Irma Olguin Jr.

Co-Founder & CEO,

Bitwise Industries

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Isabelle Kenyon

Founder & CEO,

Calibrate

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Brynne McNulty Rojas

Co-Founder & CEO,

Habi

3:35-4:05PM EDT

Fireside Chat: AI Ethics – Will AI accelerate and multiply bias and discrimination if left unchecked?

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The AI transformation is happening at lightning speed; it is ubiquitous and well entrenched in our society, from the mundane to our most sophisticated and important technologies. While AI has many proven and potential benefits to society and the economy, it is not without concerns. This conversation will explore and address concrete Ethical issues surrounding AI and its impact on our lives including “Diversity and Bias in AI and its corresponding Opportunities, Dangers and Solutions”.

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James Francis

MODERATOR
Founder & CEO,
Paradigm Asset Management Co.

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X. Eyeé

Product Manager,
Google

6:30-9:00PM EDT

Ecosystem Dinner

Location: Cervecería La Tropical, 42 NE 25th St.
Wynwood, Miami, FL 

Networking Reception, Dinner & Dance Party. Music provided by DJ Fly Guy

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Sunday, October 24

CSW Miami Singles Brunch

11:00AM-1:30PM EDT
Location: Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N. Miami Ave.

Sunday brunch for the Culture Shifting Community of single men and women. Brunch, drinks, dancing and singles mingling.

Culture Shifting Awards

5:30-9:00PM EDT

Location: 1 Hotel South Beach
All tickets include access to Thursday's Kick-Off Party.

Recognizing 4 diverse leaders, pioneers and racial equality allies who care about growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. This event was launched in the summer of 2010 in the Hamptons and expanded to Silicon Valley in 2015. Approximately 200 guests from Fortune 500s, tech, healthcare, finance, private equity, politics, and venture capital attend to celebrate the honorees and connect with one another to continue dealmaking. The evening begins with cocktail reception on the lawn before moving inside for a five star dinner and awards ceremony.

INTRODUCING OUR TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE CULTURE SHIFTING AWARDS!

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EMCEE: Aida Rodriguez, Comedian, Actress, Writer, Activist

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HONOREES:

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Derek Jones

Managing Director,

Grosvenor Capital Management

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Madeline Pumariega

President,

Miami Dade College

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Mayor Francis Suarez

Mayor,

City of Miami

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Shannon Allen

Founder & CEO, Grown™; Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Recommended Hotels

1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Website

* A few rooms still available. Contact Liz (liz@cultureshiftlabs.com) for availability and rates.

 

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

1717 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Website

*A one night, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your room. Please note that this is different from a cancellation fee. Your resort fee will manually be waived after you have booked.


 

The Gates Hotel at South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton

2360 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Website

Dress code is Miami Chic.

Our Plan to Stay Safe at Culture Shifting Miami

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

Interested in Attending, Speaking or Sponsoring?

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DID YOU KNOW?

 Over $500M 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 $1B. 

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