BTW 2015

Our 2015 Black Tech Week Speakers

H. Leigh Toney

Executive Director • Miami Dade College

Jewel Burks


Dominique Broadway

Financial Planner

Brian Dixon

Venture Capitalist • Kapor Capital

Charleson Bell

Chief Executive Officer • BioNanovations Corporation

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Lisa-Mae Williams, RN, MSN

Director, Telehealth & eICU

Jumaane N’Namdi

N'Namdi Contemporary • Director

Lisandra Rickards


Matthew A. Pigatt

Author of The Academic Hustle

Ingrid Riley

Executive Director of Connectimass and Founder of Kingston BETA

Torian Ellis

Principal • Torian Ellis

Barron Channer

CEO, BACH Real Estate

Marc Gauthier

Founder • Fruit of Life Organics

Rafael Gonzaque

Senior Software Engineer • Makers Row

Faquiry Diaz Cala

President & CEO, Tres Mares Group

Stonly Baptise / Tech Founder • Investor

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Emmanuel Pratt

Co-founder of the Sweet Water Foundation

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Andre Kay

CEO and Founder of Sociallybuzz

Helen Aguirre

Bilingual Journalist

Kanyi Maqubela

Kanyi Maqubela • Venture Capitalist

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Tanya Menendez

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Pandwe Gibson, PhD

Executive Director • Ecotech Vision

Tracey Jackson

User Experience Designer

Lisa Jones Johnson


Diane Freaney

Rooted Investments • Founder

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Director of Education for Entrepreneurs at UPGlobal

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Mark Entwistle

Founding Partner of Acasta Capital

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Mike Green

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Derick Pearson

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

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Kevin V. Michael

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Invizio, LLC

John Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Malou Harrison

President, MDC North Campus

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Johnathan Holifield

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Eric Osiakwan

Angel Africa / Advisor
Investor • Tech Founder

Rolando Annillo

Corporate Counsel at Florida Crystals Corp

Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Patrice Wright-Lewis

Co-Founder and CEO • Gateway Software Development

Camila Souza

Writer and Community Manager for Tech.Co

Roy Clay Sr.

Founder and CEO • ROD-L

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Damon J. Batiste

Founder of the New Orleans South Africa Connection (NOSACONN)

Jaret Davis

Shareholder, GreenbergTrauig

David Banner

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

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation