Celebrating Black in Tech and Chicago Black Businesses
Ever wondered how some of Chicago’s legendary Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and tech leaders got to where they are today? In partnership with General Assembly, we’ve invited Chicago’s rule-breakers, creators and innovators to share their journey and how they broke through the noise to make meaningful impact.
- Deena McKay, Functional Delivery Lead, Kin+Carta | Founder, Black Tech Unplugged
- Jasmine Shells, Cofounder & CEO, Five to Nine (former NVC finalist)
- Aaron Brand, Head of New Business, Founders First Capital Partners
- Jeff Osuji, CEO, Eventnoire
These incredible entrepreneurs and tech leaders will share the obstacles they’ve faced, their successes over the years, and how our city has helped to pave the path to success. With a diverse range of expertise, their insights and experiences will be sure to inspire!