Meet the Conference Co-Chairs

Program Committee Member Latrice Ross


triceross AT gmail.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

[DUE Sept. 1st]

  • Tyler Scriven, Managing Director, Techstars Atlanta
  • Patientory
  • Prof. Gari D. Clifford, Emory Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor at Morehouse
  • Darlene Gillard Jones, Chief Community Officer, digitalundivided

SIGNATURE EVENT: Capital-Raising and Growth Strategies: Solutions for Women, Minority-owned and all companies

(July 25th, 2017, 8-12 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center)

















ONLY 40 tickets left!


Proposed Agenda (still in draft):​
7:30 am               Registration 
8-8:30 am          Breakfast/Networking 
8:30-8:45 am    Lead to Theatre
8:45 am-9 am     Greetings/Welcome​

9-10:15             FINANCE PANEL 
10:15-10:30     Break
10:30-11:45     GROWTH PANEL
11:45-12 pm     Closing Remarks/Wrap Up


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- Email me at DKendrick@DarshunKendrick.com for more information or interested.

  • $4,000 (Board Room Sponsors)- Business set up in Financial Courtyard, information on all our marketing material, give welcome remarks at opening, Access to attendee/speaker contact list and VIP holding room
  • $2,500 (CEO sponsors)- Business Set Up in Financial courtyard, information on all our marketing material,  Access to speaker attendee list
  • $1,000 (Executive Team sponsors)- Information on all our marketing material, access to attendee list

FINAL Panelists & Moderators ​ 

Elected Official Liaison Committee Member Sabrin Muhammad


sabrin.muhammad AT gmail.com




If you are passionate about diversity and have a unique talent to give, join us to discuss collaboration with other diversity advocates.


On the agenda:

  • Introductions
  • The state of diversity in Georgia
  • Upcoming events and initiatives of KAAG and how you can help if you'd like
  • How we can help each other collaborate specifically and generally
  • Future meet ups

Meet Our Planning Committee

Visionary & State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick (House District 93)

Logistics Chair Kiona Byrd- Responsible for "day of" logistics and movement


Kiona.Byrd AT gmail.com

1st Ever Georgia Blacks in Tech Policy Conference

Panel No. 2- GROWTH PANEL

Top consultant. Lawyer. Legislator. Non-profit Founder. Black Enterprise Contributor. Advocate.

Policy Director Errika Mallett- Responsible for helping develop policy presentations


​Errika.Mallett AT itsmfonline.org

Objective: To present policy and initiative recommendations to members of the Georgia legislature, particularly to the 61 members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Communications Chair Terrence Hight- Responsible for all marketing and PR for event


Twhight.jr AT gmail.com



Panel No. 1- FINANCE PANEL

Vendor Co-Coordinator Quinetha Frasier- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors


​QueFrasier AT mypledger.com

Partner- TAG Corporate Development Board

Sponsorship Chair Shemlah Naphish- Responsible for securing and coordinating sponsorships for event


​shem AT growingmodel.com

Communications Co-Chair- Responsible for all media and marketing for event


​arnealy AT gmail.com

Elected Official Liaison Chair Andrea Glaze- Responsible for coordination and communications with elected officials

Andreajglaze AT gmail.com

As a securities attorney and FINRA certified arbitrator, I am asked about VC funds ALL the time.


Here is the Problem & Opportunity (article)

Regulatory Overview (article)

Here is your opportunity to get a brief overview of VC Funds and, if you are serious, next steps and options to start one.

November 8th, 2017 (8-5 pm)
Georgia State Capitol

*Only 200 slots will be available.

Angel Investor, Accomplished Speaker, Published Author, StartUp Ecosystem Advocate and Tech Entrepreneur Rodney Sampson

Vendor Co- Coordinator Regina Lewis-Ward- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors


Regina AT reginalewisward.com

Meet The Host Committee (of experts) *Still in formation

Partner- Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

  • $1000 (Tech Investor)- Information listed on all materials, access to the floor Chambers as a VIP guest during opening and closing ceremony, recognition from the floor to event participants, 15 minute speaking spot during the "open mic" portion of event in South wing, table set up in North Wing during "tech demo", private lunch with legislators


  • $500 (Tech Innovator)- Information listed on all materials, access to the floor Chambers as a VIP guest during opening and closing ceremony, recognition from the floor to event participants, table set up in North Wing during "tech demo", private lunch with legislators


  • $250 (Tech Entrepreneur)- Information listed on all materials, recognition from the floor to event participants, table set up in North Wing

Program Chair Tashan Parks Twyman- Responsible for setting an distributing programs


​tpt AT panaramicideals.com



Learn more about time commitment, agenda and fees for program before applications open August 1st.

Proposed Agenda *Still in formation


8:30 am- Registration/Check in  (2nd floor)
9-9:30 am- Greetings (Chambers)
10-12:30 pm- Policy Presentations/Open Comments (Room 341 of CAP)
12:30-1:30 pm- Lunch/Reception (Room 230 or 216 of CAP)
1:30-3:30 pm- Tech displays/Speakers (South wing of Capitol)
3:45-4:30 pm- Closing Ceremony (Chambers)
4:30-5 pm- Clean Up

Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group 

Top consulting services

"Driving Diversity in Decisions"


Elected Official Liaison Committee Member Kessa Anderson


​Kessa_Anderson AT comcast.net

Lead Host- Minority Access

To Capital, Inc.