Turn Conversations Into Cash
Quinn Conyers


Turn Conversations into Cash is the ultimate virtual learning experience that encourages entrepreneurs to eliminate their boring and basic business pitch. Quinn is a master replacing that pitch with a clear, concise, and compelling verbal business card. In this high energy and interactive presentation, Quinn shows women in business how to verbalize their value and share what they do with others with confidence and clarity. At the end of this powerful presentation, entrepreneurs will know what it takes to take potential clients from interested to invested in working with them after just one conversation.

How to Get Into the Tech Startup Game and Win: Start Small, Think Big and Scale
Keith Daniels

Speaker: Keith Daniel, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Resilient Ventures


The “small” details of your startup business matter. But, the vision, business model and growth strategy assumptions can be very challenging to develop and communicate effectively to all the key stakeholders. The reality is, there may be a need for coaching depending on the founding team’s level of experience and mix of skills. This workshop will challenge you to consider critical factors such as the individual and company characteristics including skills and experience, commitment, resource availability and valuation outlook. It will also explore success essentials for current and budding tech company founders like focus, vision, values and leadership that proven determinants for investor-ready, early-stage, high-growth companies. In this session, Keith Daniel, co-founder/managing partner of Resilient Ventures, will share case stories and insights from tech companies in the Resilient portfolio. He will also engage attendees in an interactive discussion on the growth mindset it takes to be a successful tech company founder.
A Seat at the Table – Tech Noir

Moderator: D. Keith Pigues


  • Jeremiah Smith, Partnered Streamer, Community
  • Tope Mitchell, CEO Reflekt Me
  • Bernard Worthy, CEO/CTO, LoanWell
  • Bill Spruill, Managing Partner, Global Data Consortium


In this session, attendees will meet Black tech entrepreneurs who are solving big problems across a broad mix of different business sectors and industries by using technology to innovate and bring about transformational change and growth. Each dynamic participant represents a different stage of entrepreneurship, from the idea to early-stage operations, to scaling and high growth. All four will share their personal story of how they recognized “gaps” within their unique markets and leveraged leading technologies to create viable new economy businesses in gaming software development, custom loan origination, online shopping personalization, as well as digital identity compliance.



Helping business owners protect, preserve and pursue more value from their business, more tax efficiently.

Every day, we speak to business owners like you. From start-ups to companies that have lasted generations, we help identify new opportunities in your financial plans. We listen to the key issues, concerns and obstacles that are most important to you, your partners and other trusted advisors. Then, we work closely with you and your financial team to prioritize and implement strategies that build value.

  • Business Continuity and Succession Planning
  • Executive & Employee Benefits
  • Company Retirement Plans
  • Estate and Legacy Planning Strategies
Putting on Your Game Face: Access to Capital


How do you get billion dollar opportunities, identify the ones around you and what in the world do you do when you notice them? Investment Banker, Jim Franklin and Virginia’s Comedienne, Allison Moore have a pre-show ‘Coffee Break’ to discuss that and more. You’re invited and we’ll bring the coffee… Black, please.!

Patents & Production


“Understand how to protect your inventions, logos, and other creative works, as you scale your business.”

During this session, you’ll hear from Bobby Robinson, Social Media and Intellectual Property Attorney with Nexsen Pruet and Joshua Esnard, CEO and Founder of The Cut Buddy, which also appeared on Shark Tank and other media outlets, as they discuss the importance of protecting your inventions, logos, and other creative works as you seek to take your business to the next level.

2021 Challenges & Opportunities In Supplier Diversity

Moderator: Randall Dobbins

Description: A success primer for the supplier diversity professional looking to make a huge impact in their company and community.

Capitalizing Minority Enterprises

Special Guest Speaker: Ralph Sampson

Description: Allow me to introduce Winner’s Circle Ventures. Winner’s Circle Ventures is centered around my motto “It takes teamwork to make a dream work” for specific business development and expansion. We are very excited about being here for your annual conference and look forward to discussing your businesses and Winner’s Circle.

We specialize in developing business relationships in various markets and recognize the need to create more market share for our partners. Through our services, we support and focus on this and more, developing ways that ultimately deliver a strategic roadmap serving as the foundation for growth and development.

Food & Beverage Retail Readiness

Description: Learn how to strengthen your product lines to become retail ready and get on the shelves

Moderator: Priscilla Wallace of Compass Food Buy will be joined by supplier professionals, Kate Weaver and James Hing. Kate is the Supplier Diversity Manager for Peapod Digital Labs, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company. Peapod Digital Labs is the ecommerce and commercial engine that provides support to Food Lion, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop.

As Starbucks category manager, in Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations, James Hing is responsible for leading and overseeing the Supplier Diversity Program. Hear what it takes to be retail ready in this powerful workshop.

Billion Dollar Mindset Discussion

We will start BOC21 – A growth Mindset at 1:15 on August 2nd.
You don’t want to miss the powerful line up of speakers.

MBEs – learn how to increase sales – Hear what corporations are looking for; where are the opportunities! Corporations – Hear form Corporate Peers who have successfully increased supply chain spend.

We start with Janice Bryant Howroyd #JBH one of our most successful MBEs, Janice turned $900 into a Billion Dollar Worldwide Staffing Company – Act One.

You will then hear how Kevin Williams, of GAA helped to build billion dollar companies while at General Motors and is now leading an MBE firm into the Billions.

Our Billion Dollar Roundtable Discussion will include Corporate representatives from AON, ATD – American Tire Distributors , BMW, and Turner Construction.
Hear their success stories, benchmark best practices, gain an understanding of opportunities, and make valuable connections.

You have to be at the table to partake! – I hope to see each of you on August 2nd at 1:15 sharp as we kick off – BOC21.