April 25 - 28

SILICON VALLEY 2019

Culture Shifting: A Weekend of Technology, Innovation and Social Innovation

is an annual invite-only bicoastal 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 celebrate, collaborate, and make deals.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx Venture Capitalists. 

 

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Diverse Talent Pipeline Development Day

SOLD OUT!

9:00am - 5:00pm
Location TBD

The Culture Shift Labs team will schedule 1:1 interviews with mid to senior level Black and Hispanic qualified candidates based a profile set by the sponsoring company. 4 profiles max.  A minimum of 12 meetings will be scheduled; approximately 1 interview every 45 minutes. Each company will receive 1 private hotel room from 10am - 4pm including lunch for the talent acquisition staff.

Limited to 10 companies

This event is currently sold out; however, if you would like to inquire about future services, please contact Jodi@cultureshiftlabs.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Millennial Tech Entrepreneurs & Influencers of Color Breakfast

SOLD OUT!

8:00am - 12:00pm

LinkedIn
700 Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA

Room: Together, Building 4

Meet the Entrepreneurs

Hear from Black and Latinx founders with traction and influencers on how companies can work with them, learn from them, collaborate with them, become customers, and generally, how to think about the future from a unique group of problem solvers. This is open innovation with a diversity lens. The event will host 60 hand selected attendees; 20 founders and 40 leaders from HR, Supply Chain, Supplier Diversity, Legal, D&I, Innovation, Incubators, Accelerators and more.

Title Sponsor:

Host Sponsor:

6:00 - 9:00pm

SAP

3410 Hillview Avenue

Palo, Alto, CA

Fireside Chat

This event will host 200 guests for a provocative evening with a guest speaker to be announced. Past guests have included: Luke Cage Show Runner Cheo Coker, Alonzo Mourning, Mae Jemison, Neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black, Van Jones and others. This will be an evening not to be missed.

Sponsored by:

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Think/Action Tank

SOLD OUT!

 

12:00 - 4:30pm

LinkedIn
700 Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA

Room: Together, Building 4

Sports, Wellness & Tech
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Everything we do at Culture Shifting Weekend informs attendees next action. This event will facilitate the exchange of new ideas critical to inclusive innovation and solutions that turn challenges into growth opportunities. 

 

80 hand selected leaders, who are often under the radar solving problems for business and society, will address key health & wellness issues facing communities of color. 

 

The afternoon will incorporate rapid-fire learning and innovation to drive advances in healthcare for communities of color. Digital therapeutics, fitness and food-as-medicine are the three pillars that will anchor the discussions and working sessions to innovate our healthcare ecosystem. 

 

Talks will be provided by leading experts across these fields. The highly curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, fitness experts, and food healthcare leaders will collaborate with each other along with seasoned engineers to accelerate the design and implementation of novel health solutions.

Co-produced & Curated by:

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Board Member, Startup Advisor, Healthcare/Biotech and STEM Diversity Expert

MICHAEL PENN, MD, PhD

Host Sponsor:

Head of US, Country Clinical Operations at Genentech

ASHA COLLINS, PhD

Additional Sponsors:

6:00 - 9:00pm

VISA
900 Metro Center Blvd
Foster City, CA

Ecosystem Dinner & Networking Reception

Host Sponsor:

Additional Sponsors:

Special Guest:

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Writer, Performer

SARAH JONES

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Culture Shifting Awards

11:00am - 3:00pm

Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA

Honoring Leaders & Pioneers in Technology, Innovation & Social Impact

The Culture Shifting Awards recognizes leaders & pioneers of diversity and individuals who care about growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. 280 guests attend to celebrate the honorees for their contributions to business and society, as well as deal-make, collaborate, and tap into the social, intellectual, human and financial capital among leaders of the old and new economy.

Honorees:

Stacy Brown-Philpot
CEO
TaskRabbit
Tyson Clark
General Partner
GV
Deirdre Findlay
Chief Marketing Officer
Stitch Fix
Chris Young
CEO
McAfee, LLC.
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Emcee:

Chris Spencer
Actor & Comedian
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Tickets

You will be directed to our ticket management system where you'll be asked to register in order to buy a ticket.

APRIL 26

Millennial Tech Entrepreneurs & Influencers of Color Breakfast

Sponsored by Infor

8:30 - 11:30am

Mountain View, CA

$195

APRIL 26

Fireside Chat

6:00 - 9:00pm

Palo Alto, CA

$150

APRIL 27

Think/Action Tank
Sports, Wellness & Tech
Powered by Nike

12:00 - 4:30pm

Mountain View, CA

$395

APRIL 27

Ecosystem Dinner &

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Visa

6:00 - 9:00pm

Foster City, CA

$150/pp or $250/couple

$150

APRIL 28

5th Annual Culture Shifting Awards

11:00am - 3:00pm

Menlo Park, CA

$695

COMBO TICKET

Includes admission to the following events:

April 27 - Think/Action Tank

April 28 - 5th Annual Culture Shifting                     Awards

$895

WEEKEND BUNDLE

Weekend Bundle Ticket includes admission to all of the following events:

April 26 - MTE Breakfast & Fireside Chat

April 27 - Think/Action Tank & Ecosystem Dinner

April 28 - 5th Annual Culture Shifting Awards

$1395

SPONSORS

Founder & Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,

Culture Shift Labs

Special Advisor
Co-Chairs

DENMARK WEST // General Partner,
Connectivity Ventures

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

CARETHA COLEMAN // Strategic Adviser

Host Committee

ASHA COLLINS // Head of US, Country Clinical Operations, Genentech

 

GORDON DAVIDSON // Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP

BARON DAVIS // Entrepreneur, Investor, and NBA All-Star

NICOLE FELIX // Diversity & Inclusiveness Consultant for the Americas Inclusiveness Office, Ernst & Young

JILL FORD // Venture Capitalist, Toyota AI Ventures

KIRK-ANTHONY D. HAMILTON // Founding & Managing Partner, The Infiniti Partnership

DAMIEN HOOPER-CAMPBELL // VP, Chief Diversity Officer, eBay

JACQUELINE JONES // Strategic Partnerships, Diversity & Inclusion, LinkedIn

HUGH MOLOTSI // Founder & CEO, Ujama

MICHAEL PENN // Board Member, Startup Advisor, Healthcare/Biotech and STEM Diversity Expert

INNOCENT SHUMBA // Partner, Ernst & Young

HOUSTON SMITH // VP, Government Affairs, Alabama Power

HILLIARD TERRY // Board Member, Umpqua Holdings Corporation

FRED THOMPSON // President, FT Global Executive Search
 

ANDDRIA CLACK-ROGERS VARNADO // Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

RACHEL WILLIAMS // Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, StubHub

ADVISORS, CO-CHAIRS & HOST COMMITEE

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We believe there is profit in diversity (so do our clients). Getting this right improves business and society. We are strategists, curators, dealmakers and problem solvers, who have pioneered a Knowledge + Network Formula that accelerate client outcomes 70% faster. Results of our work include: IMPROVED - board, c-suite and workforce diversity, workforce productivity, competitive market position, financial performance, deal flow, strategic partnerships, and innovations. It also includes diversity and inclusion in corporate venture, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions and more.

 

Culture Shift Labs is a management consultancy, strategy and activation firm. Our expertise intersects diversity, inclusion and innovation. We advise Fortune 500’s, Technology Leaders, Non-Profits, Institutional/Impact Investors, Philanthropic Organizations and select Private Clients. Our Culture Shifting Methodology (the "science of diversity") is the sum of our proprietary processes, roadmaps, tools, databases and events that activate our Knowledge + Network (8K+ Black and Hispanic Subject Matter Experts and larger 100K ecosystem) that help clients achieve their goals 70% faster. Our work supports business, corporate, leadership, and community development efforts. CSL is based in the New York Metropolitan area with a satellite office in San Francisco. 

 

Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think-Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, Learning & Leadership Development, and Building Circles of Influence (targeted niche-databases). 

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