December 10, 2020

Learn how to support Black entrepreneurs.

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The Experience
1863 partnered with AARP Innovation Labs to create a community engagement event designed to walk ecosystem builders through the processes necessary to support New Majority Entrepreneurs. Don't take our word for it. Check out the reviews from the event!

Watch the Town Hall Recap
Kimberly Marshall
Amazing Town Hall Melissa! Thank you!
Marieke Spence
Amazing discussion.
Marcie Moore Gantz
Amazing talk. Amazing town hall. Thank you soooo much.
Kelauni Jasmyn
Can I just say, even reading these comments makes me feel at home. I can’t even see y’alls faces and I feel like I know you, simply by how the comments are written lol. These are the subtle things that matter – having a SPACE to just be us.
April Harris-Holmes
Glad to be a part of this town hall. Thank you for your comments and advice. 1863 ROCKS!!!!
Damon Johnson
Happy to be here this morning. -Damon, Director of Community Relations for the Oakland Black Business Fund (oaklandbbf.org) Excited to better serve our 150+ black-owned business applicants in Oakland, CA!
Clarene Mitchell
I don’t mind this running over at all. The conversation is so worth my time.
Clarene Mitchell
It is GREAT hearing the stories of entrepreneurs who have product based business.
Kerry Schrader
Melissa Bradley - You are the real deal!!! TY!!!!
Evan Harvey
Nasdaq is happy to be here in support of Black Entrepreneurs and Melissa!
Monica Dean
One word. Amazing!
Drew Ltyle
So pumped to be here! Excited to learn. Also, this video slaps
Clarene Mitchell
THANK YOU, this has been so POWERFUL!!!
Schency Augustin
Thank you for being so candid!
Sheila Collins
The information was so rich!
Drew Lytle
These panels are amazing
Clarene Mitchell
They are speaking TRUTH!!!
Barbara Jones
This Town Hall is ON POINT
Clarene Mitchell
This chat is so GREAT, it is hard to keep up with all the resources that are being dropped.
Clarene Mitchell
This has been a PHENOMENAL event!!! Thank you Melissa!
Ayanna Giles
This is SOOOOO GOOD!!!!! This Zoom reversed my Zoom burnout. #worthit
Kelauni Jasmyn
This is a great event and the chat is lit. Appreciate it
Clarene Mitchell
This right here!!! All VC/funderse need to view this segment!!! o Monica Dean: This town hall has fed my soul! Thank you Melissa and 1863 team for pulling together these amazing entrepreneurs and speakers.
Anne Kasitaza
This was a phenomenal experience
Drew Lytle
This was so awesome!
Kelauni Jasmyn
To these event producers, I attend a LOT of these Covid-era events. This might be in my top 5 for sure. Great job!
Dave Dangelo
Very cool and inspiring story!
Kelauni Jasmyn
What a GREAT PANEL!
David Kenney
What a fabulous event with great information AND inspiration!
Kimberly Marshall
Amazing Town Hall Melissa! Thank you!
Marieke Spence
Amazing discussion.
Marcie Moore Gantz
Amazing talk. Amazing town hall. Thank you soooo much.
Kelauni Jasmyn
Can I just say, even reading these comments makes me feel at home. I can’t even see y’alls faces and I feel like I know you, simply by how the comments are written lol. These are the subtle things that matter – having a SPACE to just be us.
April Harris-Holmes
Glad to be a part of this town hall. Thank you for your comments and advice. 1863 ROCKS!!!!
Damon Johnson
Happy to be here this morning. -Damon, Director of Community Relations for the Oakland Black Business Fund (oaklandbbf.org) Excited to better serve our 150+ black-owned business applicants in Oakland, CA!
Clarene Mitchell
I don’t mind this running over at all. The conversation is so worth my time.
Clarene Mitchell
It is GREAT hearing the stories of entrepreneurs who have product based business.
Kerry Schrader
Melissa Bradley - You are the real deal!!! TY!!!!
Evan Harvey
Nasdaq is happy to be here in support of Black Entrepreneurs and Melissa!
Monica Dean
One word. Amazing!
Drew Ltyle
So pumped to be here! Excited to learn. Also, this video slaps
Clarene Mitchell
THANK YOU, this has been so POWERFUL!!!
Schency Augustin
Thank you for being so candid!
Sheila Collins
The information was so rich!
Drew Lytle
These panels are amazing
Clarene Mitchell
They are speaking TRUTH!!!
Barbara Jones
This Town Hall is ON POINT
Clarene Mitchell
This chat is so GREAT, it is hard to keep up with all the resources that are being dropped.
Clarene Mitchell
This has been a PHENOMENAL event!!! Thank you Melissa!
Ayanna Giles
This is SOOOOO GOOD!!!!! This Zoom reversed my Zoom burnout. #worthit
Kelauni Jasmyn
This is a great event and the chat is lit. Appreciate it
Clarene Mitchell
This right here!!! All VC/funderse need to view this segment!!! o Monica Dean: This town hall has fed my soul! Thank you Melissa and 1863 team for pulling together these amazing entrepreneurs and speakers.
Anne Kasitaza
This was a phenomenal experience
Drew Lytle
This was so awesome!
Kelauni Jasmyn
To these event producers, I attend a LOT of these Covid-era events. This might be in my top 5 for sure. Great job!
Dave Dangelo
Very cool and inspiring story!
Kelauni Jasmyn
What a GREAT PANEL!
David Kenney
What a fabulous event with great information AND inspiration!

The Themes
The tools and guidance you need to support the New Majority, all in one event.

The Black entrepreneurs journey
An entry point to understanding the struggles of the Black founder experience.
Building an ecosystem for Black founders
Learning about programs that help Black entrepreneurs and how to support them.
Investing in Black entrepreneurs
A discussion on the journey for Black entrepreneurs raising money.
Allyship:
A crash course
Guidance on how you can support black entrepreneurs beyond money.

Building a path forward.
The objective for this event is to build a consensus amongst funders and ecosystem builders as to what structural changes must take place for New Majority entrepreneurs to survive and thrive.

Capture Unrealized Opportunity
Designed to give ecosystem builders greater clarity on the financial returns achievable by supporting New Majority Entrepreneurs and how to ensure your founders succeed.

Formalize Collaboration
Our focus is to create a space where ecosystem builders across all focuses and specializations can meet and discuss to to facilitate a healthier and more effective environment for entrepreneurship.