November 3 & 4

NYC 2017

The 8th Annual Culture Shifting Weekend theme was "Advancing Investment Money to Black VCs"; a growing ecosystem. The event gathered approximately 125 Black venture capitalists and investors, and was designed to educate investor prospects and enable deals. Our goal was to deepen relationships with current individual and institutional investors and connect VCs to new ones.

Friday, November 3

Venture Capitalist Luncheon & Fireside Chat

12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Friday event included a VC Luncheon, Fireside Chat & Institutional Investor Panel. The day consisted of 2-minute “lightning talks” presented by successful Venture Capitalists along with networking and private pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings. The fireside chat was led by Troy Carter, Founder of  Atom Factory and Managing Director of Cross Culture Ventures with special guest Mark D. Ein, Founder, Venturehouse Group and Capitol Investment Group.

Saturday, November 4

Venture Capitalist Deal-Making Breakfast & Fireside Chat

9:30am - 12:00pm

The Saturday event included a VC Deal-Making Breakfast, Corporate VC Panel and Fireside Chat. Welcome by Michael Carter, Co-Head & Managing Director of Technology Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets. The fireside chat was led by Kwame Anku, Founding Principal, Black Angel Tech Fund  with special guest Alonzo Mourning, Founder, Mourning Family Foundation and former NBA player.

FRIDAY FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS
 

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FRIDAY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR SPEAKERS
 

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FRIDAY VC LIGHTNING TALKS SPEAKERS
 

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SATURDAY FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS
 

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SATURDAY CORPORATE VC PANEL SPEAKERS
 

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SPONSORS

Founder & Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,

Culture Shift Labs

Co-Chairs

DENMARK WEST // General Partner,
Connectivity Ventures

REGINALD VAN LEE // Retired Booz Allen Executive and Renowned Management Consultant

Culture Shift Labs is a strategy and implementation services firm based in the Metro New York area with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. We are experts at creating and activating growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. We are advisors to chief executives, leadership teams, cities, and philanthropists. Our work combines Consulting, Convenings & Connections that activate our knowledge + network of 5,000 Black subject matter experts and innovators. Our clientele includes Fortune 500 corporations, Global 500 Tech Firms, Investors, Non-profits, Foundations, and Family Offices.
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