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.
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.
12pm - 4pm
10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
501 West 30th Street -
Enter on 10th Avenue between 30th and 31st Streets
New York, NY
Institutional Investor Panel
VC Lightning Talks
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.
9:30am - 12:00pm
Upper Story by Charlie Palmer
979 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
3rd Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets
New York, NY
Corporate VC Panel
by invitation only
Co-hosted by Andrea Hoffman, Reggie Van Lee, Denmark West and
Ed Lewis, founder of Essence and Latina Magazines.
Friday, November 3rd
7pm - 10pm
66 E. 55th Street
New York, NY
HOST COMMITTEE, ADVISORS & CO-CHAIRS
Founder & Executive Producer
ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,
Culture Shift Labs
DENMARK WEST // Partner,
Connectivity Capital Partners
REGINALD VAN LEE // Retired Booz Allen Executive and
Renowned Management Consultant
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