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Thursday, September 7 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Black Tech Entrepreneurship: Past, Present, and Future

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Join a panel of experts on Black Entrepreneurship as we discuss the current landscape of Tech/STEM business ownership in the Black community. Attendees will learn: What the current landscape looks like, What obstacles still exist, Solutions to increase the tech/STEM business pipeline.

Lena Winfree: Co-Founder, Rachel + Winfree Consulting; Data and Technology Fellow, Fisk University

LaTanya Channel, Small Business and Economic Development Chief, Metro Nashville Government
Spectra Asala, Startup Advisor, SAIA Ventures
Holly Rachel, Executive Director, Darrell S, Freeman Sr. Incubation and Innovation Center, Fisk University
Meagan Turner, Co-Founder, RoadPitch
Rohan Brown, Co-Founder, RoadPitch
Ray Arceneaux, Founder of SONS (Solving Our Negative Stereotypes)

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Lena Winfree

Co-Owner/Co-Founder, R + W Data Consulting
Lena Winfree is the co-founder of Rachel + Winfree Consulting, a data analytics consulting firm that provides data strategy and analytics solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. Lena is also the Vice President and co-organizer of the Nashville chapter of the Blacks In Technology... Read More →
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Holly Rachel

Executive Director, Freeman Incubation and Innovation Center
Holly Rachel is a seasoned executive, educator and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience. Rachel began her career at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a special agent. During her three year tenure, she also held roles as a forensic scientist and data analyst.In... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
JW Marriott Nashville - Arlington