November 3 & 4, 2017

NEW YORK CITY 2017

ABOUT THE EVENT

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.

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EVENT DETAILS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Venture Capitalist Luncheon & Fireside Chat

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.

Time:
12pm - 4pm

Location:
SAP

10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
501 West 30th Street -

Enter on 10th Avenue between 30th and 31st Streets
New York, NY

SPEAKERS

Welcome Remarks

Deepak Krishnamurthy

Chief Strategy Officer

SAP

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Fireside Chat

led by Troy Carter

Founder & Managing Partner

Atom Factory/Cross Culture Ventures

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Mark D. Ein

Founder

Venturehouse Group/
Capitol Investment Group

Special guest

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Institutional Investor Panel

Nathalie Molina Niño

CEO

BRAVA Investments

Moderator

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Shawn Escoffery, MCP

Director, Strong Local Economies

Surdna Foundation

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Kashif Sweet

Private Equity Group

JP Morgan

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Patricia Zollar

Managing Director

Neuberger Berman

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VC Lightning Talks

James Earl Brown III

Founder & General Partner

Arena Growth Partners

William Crowder

Partner

42 Venture Partners

Aaron Holiday

Managing Partner

645 Venture Partners

Charles Hudson

Managing Partner

Precursor Ventures

Richard Kerby

Angel Investor

Formerly of Venrock

Lindsey Lee

Managing Partner

Authentic Ventures

Vernon Lee, Jr.

Founder

Brightwood Management Partners

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Kanyi Maqubela

Angel Investor & Entrepreneur

Erica Duignan Minnihan

Managing Partner

1000 Angels

Erik Moore

Founder

Base Ventures

Shauntel Poulson

General Partner

Reach Capital

Denmark West

Partner

Connectivity Capital Partners

Jillian Williams

Associate

Anthemis Group

Rashaun Williams

General Partner

ALL-STAR Fund

Monique Woodard

Venture Partner

500 Startups

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Venture Capitalist Deal-Making Breakfast & Fireside Chat

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.

Time:
9:30am - 12:00pm

Location:

Upper Story by Charlie Palmer
979 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
3rd Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets

New York, NY

SPEAKERS

Welcome Remarks

Michael Carter

Co-Head & Managing Director of Technology Investment Banking

RBC Capital Markets

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Fireside Chat

led by Kwame Anku

Founding Principal

Black Angel Tech Fund

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Alonzo Mourning

Founder

Mourning Family Foundation

and Former NBA Player

Special Guest

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Corporate VC Panel

David ibnAle

Managing Partner

Advance Venture Partners

Moderator

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Darcy Frisch

VP, Managing Director

Hearst Ventures

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Walter Delph

Partner & Managing Director

BCG Digital Ventures

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Karen Kerr

Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing

GE Ventures

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Alden Mahabir

Manager

Verizon Ventures

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by invitation only

VIP DINNER

Co-hosted by Andrea Hoffman, Reggie Van Lee, Denmark West and

Ed Lewis, founder of Essence and Latina Magazines.

Time:
Friday, November 3rd
7pm - 10pm

Location:
CORE Club

66 E. 55th Street
New York, NY

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Founder & Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,

Culture Shift Labs

Co-Chairs

DENMARK WEST // Partner,
Connectivity Capital Partners

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

Host Committee

DANNY ALLEN // SAP

 

KWAME ANKU // Founding Principal, Black Angel Tech Fund

HOZEFA BOTEE // Gunderson Dettmer

RANDALL J. CLARK // Gunderson Dettmer


EDDA COLLINS COLEMAN // All in Together Campaign

VERNON LEE, JR. // Brightwood Management Partners

 

DERRICK LEWIS // Ernst & Young

VALERIE MOSLEY // Chairman & CEO, Valmo Ventures

 

ROBYN STREISAND // Titanium

SPONSORS