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Tuesday, November 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BXKC Presents a Special GEW Edition of the Rebuild Honestly Series: Black Professionals in the Startup Ecosystem

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The global pandemic sparked a rise in startup businesses and entrepreneurship in the majority of Black areas. At the same time, we’ve also seen the struggles that Black entrepreneurs face in securing funding to support their businesses. Now in 2022, there is a surge of consumers rallying to support Black businesses, and just over 1.2 million African Americans making the move to be self-employed. It seems the time is now to capitalize on this renewed focus on Black businesses, but many still wonder how to take the leap.

Join BXKC for our next Rebuild Honestly forum featuring a panel of Black professionals who work in the startup space to give their perspectives on the industry and firsthand experiences as Black founders. The startup industry can be a game changer when thinking about creating wealth and jobs in our city. Don’t miss your opportunity to tap in and learn more!

  • Date: November 15th
  • Time: Keystone Sessions 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Location: Keystone Innovation District


Featured panelists:

  • David Roberson - Founder / CEO / CMO, Azella
  • Jannae Gammage - Chairman of Base Ventures, CEO of Foresight
  • Louis Byrd - Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, zanago

About Rebuild Honestly

The Rebuild Honestly platform was created to provide a safe space for courageous conversations surrounding economic development in the Black community. The goal is to spark collaboration and encourage a unified course of action to push the Black community forward.

Session Hosts
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Craig Moore II

Founder, Black Excellence Inc
Born in Kansas City, KS, Craig attended the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff under scholarship as a member of the Golden Lion Marching Band. Returning to Kansas City in 2008, Craig utilized non-traditional education, developed timeless connections, and had “trial by fire” experience... Read More →

Tuesday November 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Keystone CoLAB