BTW 2015

Our 2015 Black Tech Week Speakers

Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Derick Pearson

Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Author, Social Entrepreneur

Jumaane N’Namdi

N'Namdi Contemporary • Director

Malou Harrison

President, MDC North Campus

Barron Channer

CEO, BACH Real Estate

Stonly Baptise / Tech Founder • Investor

Dominique Broadway

Financial Planner

Kevin V. Michael

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Invizio, LLC

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Marc Gauthier

Founder • Fruit of Life Organics

Lisandra Rickards


Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Helen Aguirre

Bilingual Journalist

Charleson Bell

Chief Executive Officer • BioNanovations Corporation

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Matthew A. Pigatt

Author of The Academic Hustle

Camila Souza

Writer and Community Manager for Tech.Co

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Kanyi Maqubela

Kanyi Maqubela • Venture Capitalist

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Ingrid Riley

Executive Director of Connectimass and Founder of Kingston BETA

Rolando Annillo

Corporate Counsel at Florida Crystals Corp

Diane Freaney

Rooted Investments • Founder

Tanya Menendez

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Jewel Burks


Eric Osiakwan

Angel Africa / Advisor
Investor • Tech Founder

Torian Ellis

Principal • Torian Ellis

Damon J. Batiste

Founder of the New Orleans South Africa Connection (NOSACONN)

John Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Tracey Jackson

User Experience Designer

Mariana Rego

South Florida Coordinator, LaunchCode & Co-Founder, Design Thinking

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

H. Leigh Toney

Executive Director • Miami Dade College

Andre Kay

CEO and Founder of Sociallybuzz

Lisa Jones Johnson


Patrice Wright-Lewis

Co-Founder and CEO • Gateway Software Development

Lisa-Mae Williams, RN, MSN

Director, Telehealth & eICU

Pandwe Gibson, PhD

Executive Director • Ecotech Vision

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Emmanuel Pratt

Co-founder of the Sweet Water Foundation

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Johnathan Holifield

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Roy Clay Sr.

Founder and CEO • ROD-L

Rafael Gonzaque

Senior Software Engineer • Makers Row

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Faquiry Diaz Cala

President & CEO, Tres Mares Group

Mark Entwistle

Founding Partner of Acasta Capital

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Director of Education for Entrepreneurs at UPGlobal

Jaret Davis

Shareholder, GreenbergTrauig

David Banner

Grammy Award winning Music Producer, Recording Artist, Philanthropist, & Activist