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This Friday! - Black Entrepreneurship Week Kick Off in KC!

Black Entrepreneurship Week 2023 - Kansas City

Presented by EBB and Twenty53, Cedric & Kira Cobb

Black Entrepreneurship Week focuses the nation’s attention on the nation’s largest growth entrepreneur group. In observance of National Black Business Month, EBB launches, Black Entrepreneurship Week, July 31st – August 4th, 2023. BEW 2023 is a week full of events focused on Black entrepreneurship featuring panel discussions, workshops, pitch competitions, black entrepreneur tours and nightly networking events in 12-different cities across the United States.

“Black Entrepreneurs are statistically the fastest and largest growing segment of entrepreneurs globally in the small business sector, yet; Black Entrepreneurs are the most underserved group for business capital, credit, resources, training and mentorship,” states Kira Cheree Cobb, Founder, EBB. LOCATION: Keystone CoLab Space 800 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 AGENDA:




8:00am - 8:30am

BEW Purpose, Breakfast

Cedric and Kira Cobb

BEW Founders and Hosts

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcoming Remarks

Mayor Quinton Lucas

City of Kansas City, MO

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks

Craig Moore, II

City of Kansas City, MO

9:15am - 9:45am

Collaborative reThink Session One

Cedric Cobb

BEW Founder and Host

10:00am - 10:45am

Keynote Speaker - Virtual*

Melissa Bradley

Founder of 1863

11:00am - 11:30am

Access to Capital - Are You Really Ready?

Simone Curls

Exe. Director, Prospect Business Association

11:30am - 11:45am

Collaborative reThink Session Two

Cedric Cobb

BEW Founder and Host

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Chair Side Conversation w/Kira Cheree’

Nia Richardson

Managing Director, KCBizCare

12:45pm - 1:15pm

AI and Black Entrepreneurs

Burton Kelso

Founder, INTEGRAL!

1:15pm - 1:30pm

Collaborative reThink Session Two

Cedric Cobb

BEW Founder and Host

1:30pm - 2:00PM

Closing Keynote

Kim Randolph

President and CEO, Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a day of conversation, workshops, panels and keynotes from the regions biggest contributors of entrepreneurship.

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