ALTON WALKER, opening keynote

Alton Walker is a Comedian and CEO of NextIN Line Network. The NextIN Line Network is a social entrepreneurship company that recognizes socio-economic issues and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change.


MARIO TAYLOR II, entrepreneurship 101

Mario is a serial entrepreneur and co-author of Plan "B" Sucks: Work on Your Dreams Not Your Boss's. He currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Monsieur, Inc.


BARY GIVENS, entrepreneurship 101

Barry is an innovator, Tech Entrepreneur, and co-author of Plan "B" Sucks: Work on Your Dreams Not Your Boss's. He is a graduate of GA Tech and currently serves as the CEO at Monsieur, Inc.


DAYNA THOMAS ESQ., thats law301

Dayna W. Thomas, Esq. is an Atlanta-based entrepreneurship and entertainment attorney with a passion for helping people build their lives, careers, and businesses with the support of the law. She focuses her practice on assisting entrepreneurs and entertainers in reaching their goals, while promoting the link between business and branding.


leadership in entrepreneurship

Let's say that the future belongs to those still willing to get your hands dirty- you ready? With a background and passion in organizational leadership, Chaz leaves audiences inspired to stay true their passions, challenged to reach their optimum potential, all while blazing a legacy for others to follow.


making the pitch

Donald currently serves as the President & CFO at Monsieur, Inc. He began his career in financial services and strategy consulting and is a graduate of Georgia Tech and UPenn's Wharton School. 


making the pitch

Omari Worthy is the co-founder and Managing Member of Maven Investment Group, which is an entrepreneurial accelerator that invests capital, manages funds, and consults with early- and mid-stage companies.


stop scheming start dreaming

Rosalyn is a Lead ERP Financial Analyst at General Electric and a Co-Founder for non-profit centered on Young Professionals giving back, Project We Care, Inc. and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.



Kevin is the founder and CEO of Avid Entrepreneurship, a social enterprise consultancy founded to help first generation entrepreneurs build better businesses. His platform, titled Speaklife, is intended to inspire others to make each and every day the best day of their lives. 


Carmen Watkins is the founder and creator of Run Your Vision, a multi-faceted organization that encourages young millennials to pursue their God-given purpose. Run Your Vision seeks to counsel, empower, and inspire young people to live their best life with Christ at the core.


Rwenshaun Miller is the founder and Executive Director of Eustress Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on raising mental health awareness by creating an atmosphere where it is okay to talk about mental health challenges.


Brandon Winfield is a 23 year old, from Alpharetta, Georgia. He started his mobile application and business, ParaPerks LLC to not just create "another mobile application", but to revolutionize accessibility for people with mobility impairments.


Milton H. Patton lll is a graduate of Kennesaw State University where he received his B.S. in Business Administration: Finance. He is the College Recruiter and Developer at Northwestern Mutual. Founding Financial Connoisseurs in 2014; he has been adding value to small businesses, families and individuals through tailored financial planning services.


Tiara Larae Johnson is the founder of TLJ Headlines  a strategic innovation firm that creates media strategies, brand awareness, creative concepts, and innovative event planning. We strive to make your dreams, our main focus, and your reality. 


Melanie Akwule is a co-founder and the CEO of MINWO, LLC, a startup based out of the Bay Area that is focused on connecting minority or women owned firms with resources key to growing and improving their business operations.  The platform is designed to provide a community of support for MINWOwners in order to help them navigate the unique challenges they face as business owners.



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