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Harlem Business Economic Summit

10 years of innovative discussion on topics that affect Harlem's small businesses

On Monday, September 23, 2013 we will held our 10th Annual Harlem Business Economic Summit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The theme for this year's Summit is "Growing Harlem's Economy through Entrepreneurship." We secured nine amazing speakers to do 10 minute TED style presentations. Our goal to have seasoned and budding entrepreneurs leave the summit with new ideas, helpful tools, and transformational connections was reached. The summit was free to the public and was followed by a networking reception.

2013 Program:


Event Time: 5:30PM 9:30PM
Place: Schomburg Center Auditorium & Lobby
5:30PM 6:00PM
Intro (Registration, Networking, Welcome)
6:00PM 6:50PM
Segment 1 Insight (10 mins for each presentation, Q&A to follow each segment)

Moderated by: Curtis Archer, Harlem Community Development Corporation

Ed Blunt, Life Design

Curtiss Jacobs, AIG & Renaissance Fine Arts

Akil Bello, Bell Curves

7:00PM 7:50PM
Segment 2 Innovation

Moderated by: Adrianne Smith, AdHere Network

Ali Abdullah, Players 2 Fans 

Hank Williams, Kloud.co

Mike Street, Blacks-in-Tech & HarlemNYC


8:00PM 8:50PM
Segment 3 Implementation

Moderated by: Anie Akpe-Lewis, Municipal Credit Union

Nicole Valentine, Synergy Business Development

Justin Croxton, Que Commerce

Janell Hazelwood, BlackEnterprise.com

9:00PM 9:30PM
Networking Reception

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