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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

Kick-Off Party

9:00-11:00PM EDT

Location TBD

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

Friday, October 22

8:00AM-6:00PM EDT

Evening open for continued networking & meetings.

Lunch included.

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

8:00-9:30AM EDT

Networking Breakfast
GP:LP 1:1 Meetings

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

10:00-10:30AM EDT
Keynote Kick-off/Announcements

To be announced

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.

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

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?

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

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

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?

2:05-2:35PM EDT
Institutional Investors Panel

Institutional Investors represent the capital that emerging managers seek to scale their AUM. While the names are well known, the decision-making processes are not. In this panel, we get the opportunity to hear from institutional capital allocators on their approach and decision making process to direct capital.

2:45-3:15PM EDT
Private/Growth Equity Panel in collaboration with NAIC & Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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This panel includes some of the nations top Black and Latino leaders who have their own private equity funds. hear what's working (and not working) for them and learn about the opportunities to become an LP, co-investing alongside them. GP:LP Meetings will be arranged pre and post the panel.

3:20-3:50PM EDT
Private/Growth Equity Panel (Venture Capital)

This panel includes some of the nations top Black and Latino leaders who have their own growth equity funds. hear what's working (and not working) for them and learn about the opportunities to become an LP, co-investing alongside them. GP:LP Meetings will be arranged pre and post the panel.

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

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

5:30-6:30PM EDT
Networking Reception

Saturday, October 23

8:00AM-4:00PM EDT
Lunch included.
Performance 6:30-9:00PM EDT

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

8:00-9:30AM EDT

Networking Breakfast

GP:LP 1:1 Meetings

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

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

9:15-9:45AM EDT

The PITCH Entrepreneurs Meet & Greet

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10:00-10:30AM EDT

Keynote & Announcements

Keynote: Rea Ann Silva, Founder, Beautyblender

10:35-11:35AM EDT

The PITCH Entrepreneurs Event

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The PITCH: An invite-only event connecting investors and prospective customers with a hand-selected group of founders of color. Investors and potential customers will hear from 10-12 Black and Latino founders with traction on how companies can work with them, learn from them, collaborate with them, invest in them and overall, how to think about the future of diversity and entrepreneurship.

11:45AM-12:15PM EDT

Workforce Development Panel

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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.

1:15-1:45PM EDT

Healthcare Keynote

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

1:50-2:50PM EDT

The PITCH Entrepreneurs Event: Inclusive Health & Wellness

This event will showcase 10-12 healthcare, life sciences & wellness BIPOC and Latino entrepreneurs with the goal of enabling capital, customers, network resources, and collaborations for all. If you are a healthcare or life science venture fund investor, angel investor, family office investor, or potential corporate customer, you will find value in this pitch session and keynote.

3:00-3:30PM EDT

Female Unicorns

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Black and Latina Women Founders that are unicorns, future unicorns and have raised over $100M+.

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Irma Olguin Jr.

Co-Founder & CEO, Bitwise Industries

3:35-4:05PM EDT

Tech Talent and the New Opportunity Panel

What the nation can learn from what is happening in Miami inclusive tech talent.

6:30-9:00PM EDT

Networking Reception, Dinner & DJ/Dance Party

Location: Cervecería La Tropical

Networking Reception, Dinner & DJ/Dance Party. During dinner we will include a panel of Black & Latino art collectors.

Sunday, October 24

CSW Miami Singles Brunch

11:00AM-1:30PM EDT
Location TBD

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
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.

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

Other Weekend Speakers

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Kerry Kennedy

President
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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Manny Medina

Founder & Chairman
eMerge Americas

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. 

Partner

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Sponsors

Community Partner/Ambassador

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Team

Founder &
Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,
Culture Shift Labs

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Special Advisor

Caretha Coleman //

Chair

REGINALD VAN LEE //

Chief Transformation Officer,
The Carlyle Group

Planning Committee

Leigh-Ann Buchanan  //  Founding Executive Director at Venture Café Miami
Caretha Coleman  //  Special Advisor

William Crowder  //  Managing Partner, Aperture Venture Capital

Marlon Hill  //  Of Counsel, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

Andrea Hoffman  //  Founder & CEO, Culture Shift Labs

Christine Johnson  //  VP, Innovation, Economic Development at  Beacon Council

Vernon Lee Jr.  //  Partner, The Marathon Fund

Kimberly Marshall  //  Goldman Sachs' Launch With GS, Investor & Advisor

Charmel Maynard  //  Associate VP, Chief Investment Officer, University Treasurer at University of Miami

John D. Owens III  //  Partner at K&L Gates

Alice Vilma  //  Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

ABOUT
CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKENDS

Culture Shifting Weekends is an annual invite-only bi-coastal event that takes place in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. 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 collaborations and consummate deals.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact to solve for the inequity 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 solve for the inequality in this sector. 

 

 Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a management consultancy specializing in growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

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