HOUSTON (KIAH) – Black Entrepreneurship Week approaches its third annual week-long conference this month. It’s a week to celebrate Black-owned businesses, build community among entrepreneurs, encourage wealth creation, and create new connections.
According to a study by Pew Research Center, nearly six in ten Black adults say support for Black-owned businesses has helped advance African Americans toward equality in the United States. With BEW, there will be opportunities to help minority entrepreneurs thrive in the community, including online and in-person. hosted by thought leaders on a variety of topics. Equiliberty will partner with other community partners to contribute to the success of BEW. “We’re launching BEW so we can take responsibility for this space we’re creating, as well as the eventual outcomes,” says Phillip Yates, a Houston attorney and founder of Balance. “We see this week as a sign of things to come: through our collective partnerships, we will be able to work and achieve more.”
Here is the program for Black Entrepreneurship Week:
Saturday, November 25: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY with BLACK Houston Market: BEW 2023 will kick off with the largest monthly gathering of Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs at BLCK Market Houston. This event will include a night market, music, food and other entertainment.
Sunday, November 26: KEEP THE FAITH Church/Brunch: Praise and worship for the black entrepreneur; Message about the importance of “mental health awareness, community giving, camaraderie and financial well-being.”
Monday, November 27: CYBER MONDAY (Reinventing Black Wall Street): Learn how the Black community can leverage technology and purchasing power to create generational wealth and economic mobility for Black communities.
Tuesday November 28: UPLIFT BLACK PHILANTHROPY: In Giving Tuesday, learn how investors are using the broader capital market to support Black entrepreneurs. The discussion panel includes nonprofit leaders. This digital conference is hosted by a radio or television personality.
Wednesday November 29: UNLOCK YOUR POWER: Recognizing the importance of having Black women leaders in capital markets, community development and fundraising.
Thursday, November 30: INVEST IN CULTURE: Town hall meeting to discuss investment opportunities in technology, innovation, digital currencies, real estate and more for Tech Thursday.
Friday, December 1: Black Founders Day: BEW Black Founders Day and 1865 Legacy Pitch Competition provides a platform for startup and existing technology companies to engage with industry leaders, other technology entrepreneurs and funders.
Saturday, December 2: Small Business Exchange (SBX): The Houston Area Urban League Small Business Exchange is a one-day summit that provides small business owners the opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders. This event is highlighted by the Small Business Exchange Pitch Competition which offers cash to the grand prize winners.
HTX Black Wealth Summit at Emancipation Park
The Black Wealth Summit is a multi-day event aimed at providing valuable financial education and advice to participants at various stages of their wealth creation journey.
You can find more information on how to get involved in these events for BEW at blackentrepreneursweek.com