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Minority Innovation Weekend 2021 presented by Fearless

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Jayla Whitfield


Dr. Dane Brown


Prasanna Naik

Angel Investor, Startup Founder and Operator

Jim Gibbs

CEO of Meter Feeder

Angel christopher

Co-Founder at Blex Consulting Group

Brisa Renteria

Sales Selection Strategist

CJ Johnson

Content Creator and Startup Advisor

Jennifer Chiang

Author of the Bestseller, The Startup's Guide to Consumer Success and the Head of Customer Success at Yup Technologies

Michael Echols

Board Member IACI and Smith School University of Maryland CEO Max Cybersecurity LLC

Regine Bonneau

Founder and CEO Of RB Advisory, LLC

Patrick Angel

Chief Information-Security Officer and Global Security Architect

Kevin D. Fairbanks, PhD

Principal Cyber Operations Engineer

Kaye-De-Ann Rattray

Founder of Healing for Success, Mental Health and Wellness Coach, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Eric Zuniga

Three Principles (3P) Practitioner

Anton Dormer, MD, MS

​​Chief Scientific Officer of PepVax, Inc.

Tinia Pina

Founder & CEO of Re-Nuble

Joe James

Founder & President, Agri-Tech Producers, LLC (ATP) and its State-Based Operating Affiliates

Christian Lecorps

Digital Design Specialist and Entrepreneur

Michael Simpson

Principal Environmental Engineer at City of Los Angeles

Jason Grillo

Event Director for AirMiners, Principal at TerraLuces LLC

Lakisha Greenwade

Innovator | Tech Founder | Author | Thought Leader |

Dr. Onyema Osuagwu

CEO and co-founder of BioNanoTech

Lonye Ford

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arlo Solutions,

Arlene Wube

President and Chief Operations Officer at Arlo Solutions

Dr. Stephanie Carter

Chief Executive Officer of JDC Unleashed

Michaela James


Ryan Taylor (he/him/his)

Curator | Energy | Systems | Capital

Bridget Baggett

Career Strategist & Diversity Consultant | Founder of Twisted Career


CEO of Fearless

Dahl Winters

Co-Owner of DeepScience Ltd

Aaron Fitzgerald

CEO and Co-Founder of Mars Materials

Sheena D. Franklin

Founder and CEO, K'ept Health

Tariq Najee-ullah

Principal at Patent Insider

Clayton Gutzmore


Del Smith

Cofounder & CEO of Acclinate

Dontae Tyler

Founder & CEO of OQP Solutions

Jerome M aka DJ Rome


Tanita Gray

Editor and Founder of | Founder of Shoe Waste

Ervin McWilson

Co-Founder of The Formula | Systems Thinker | Diversity & Equity Champion | Technology

Larry Lewis

Lead Researcher | Co-founder of The Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering

Chris Randle

Cybersecurity Leader | CISO of PPL Electric Utilities

Joey Price

CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC

Brandon Dottin-Haley

Chief Business Development Officer for Sonavi Labs

Steven Myers

President/CEO eMedical Sentry

Ellington West

CEO & Co-founder of Sonavi Labs

Lavontay Santos

Executive Assistant to the Commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command

Tina Williams-Koroma | CyDeploy

President & CEO of TCecure Cybersecurity

Debbie Reynolds

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Data Privacy Officer of Debbie Reynolds Consulting, LLC

Boyd Clewis

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer of Baxter Clewis Consulting | Author | Cybersecurity Expert

Bobbie Shrivastav

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Benekiva

Michael Ogunsanya

CEO of MindStand

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