Description: MMTC presented its first-ever MMTC Capital Pitch Competition for idea phase and early stage multicultural startups in the areas of media, internet, telecommunications, and access to capital. Five multicultural- and women-owned startups pitched to a panel of judges for the chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. In addition to the first and second-place winners selected by the judges, conference attendees voted for the People’s Choice Award through the Twitter hashtag #CapPitch16.
Partners: AARP Innovation Lab; Black Female Founders; Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Opportunity for the District of Columbia, Groundwork.vc, and Luma Labs
Host: Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships (Casting Agent for ABC’s Shark Tank)
Greetings: Kim M. Keenan, President and CEO, MMTC
Anne Marie Paterno Kilgallon, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Strategy & Innovation, AARP
Erin Horne McKinney, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, District of Columbia; Co-Founder, Black Female Founders
Aaron Saunders, Founder, Luma Labs; Founder and CEO, Clearly Innovative, Inc.
Aaron Ting, Manager, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
Jason Towns, Managing Partner and Founder, The Towns Group LLC; Creator, Groundwork.vc Venture Fund
Charlene Brown, CEO and Founder, Reciprocare
Arthur Henderson, President and CEO, Telerra Communications
Jay Jackson, President, RYSE
Rachel Haffe, CEO, Adjacent
Wesner Jules, CEO, Hoosthere;
Tyrone Prather, CEO and Founder, HBCU Classic Sports LLC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016