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

ABOUT CULTURE SHIFT LABS

We are a group of strategists, deal-makers, curators and problem-solvers who, for the last 13 years, have been applying the science of diversity and inclusion to help clients achieve their leadership, workforce, and commercial goals as much as 70% faster. As a professional services, strategy and activation consultancy, we help Tech & Fortune 500 Companies, Large Non-Profits, Leaders, Investors, Cities and Philanthropists drive revenue growth and accelerate innovation by applying our Knowledge + Network Formula™. This also increases diversity, inclusion and innovation on boards, in the c-suite, in venture capital, in mergers and acquisitions, and enhances business and corporate development efforts. Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think/Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, and enabling Connections. We are based in New Jersey with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. 

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Erik Moore

Founder, Base Ventures