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PROJECT NORTHSTAR PRESENTS

Keynote Speakers

 
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Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

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Heather Hiles

CEO & Managing Partner, Imminent Equity

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Crystal Etienne

Founder & CEO, PantyProp

 
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Jim Kenney

Mayor,
City of Philadelphia

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Yscaira Jimenez

CEO, LaborX

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Sylvester Mobley

CEO, Coded By Kids

 
 

MORE SPEAKERS BELOW

 
 

QUOTE FROM PREVIOUS BBF EVENT ATTENDEE

“...fabulous cadre of people, who look like me, doing big things — which, in and of itself, is inspiring.”

 
 
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Featured Speakers

 
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Sherrell Dorsey

Founder, ThePLUG | President & CEO, Blktech Interactive

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Michael Berhane

Co-Founder, People of Color in Tech (POCIT) | Host, Techish Podcast

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Abadesi Osunsade

Founder, Hustle Crew | Host, Techish Podcast

 
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Marco Rogers

Director of Engineering, Lever

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Vanessa Mason

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, P2Health Ventures

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Adrian Reyna

Director of Membership & Technology Strategies, United We Dream

 
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Shelly Bell

Founder, Black Girl Ventures

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Stephen Green

Founder, PitchBlack |Community Director, WeWork

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Ramona Ortega

Founder, My Money My Future | Entrepreneur in Residence, Azlo

 
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Brigitte Daniel

Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems

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Andre Davis

Founder, Humble Genius

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Sara Ines Calderon

Lead React Native Developer, musx

 
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Andrea Guendelman

Cofounder & CEO, BeVisible Latinx

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Carmen Palafox

Partner, Make in LA

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Aniyia Williams

Executive Director, Black & Brown Founders

 
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Jamica “Afrodjiak” El

DJ & Media Personality

Francisco Garcia

Director of BD: Innovation & Technology, City of Philadelphia

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Dr. Brandi Baldwin Rana

CEO, Millennial Ventures

 

Deldelp Medina

Founder, Medina & Associates | Director of Research & Strategy, Black & Brown Founders

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Bianca Caban

Director of Partnerships & Business Development, Republic

 

Francesca Escoto

Business Coach, Startups for Social Impact

 
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AJ Nolton

Chief Innovation Officer, Bizology Academy

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Tayo Adesanya

Founder, Agbara Life

Tiffanie Stanard

Founder & CEO, Stimulus

 

Chris Lwanga

Senior Director Software Partnerships, Microsoft

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Opeola Bukola

Deputy Director, Backstage Accelerator Philadelphia | Founder, Lillo Consulting

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Karla Monterroso

CEO, Code2040

 
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 Dr. Sarah Renee Langley

Business Strategist, LeadHer International

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Omar Duque

President, Hispanic IT Executive Council

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Maria Salamanca

Investor, Unshackled Ventures

 
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Yai Vargas

Founder, The Latinista

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Sydney Thomas

Investment Associate & Head of Operations, Precursor Ventures

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Barry Wilkins

Director of Industry Partnerships, City of Philadelphia

 
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Carina Boston Pinales

Founder, Splash Coworking

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Edward Dugger III

President, Reinventure Capital

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Camila Pazos

Director - Search & Selection, Echoing Green

 
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Sara Hall

Product Manager, City of Philadelphia ODDT

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Natalie Torres-Haddad

Managing Partner, Savvy Women Coexist LLC

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Kellie Wagner

Founder, DEI Collective

 

Kai Bond

Investor, Comcast Ventures and Catalyst Fund

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Antoinette Minor

CEO, TYP Social Media Co

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Idalin Bobe

Social Justice and Technology Activist

 
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Carlos Rymer

Engineering Manager, The New York Times

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Melinda Brown

Site Director - Higher Education Programs, Year Up

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Amy Baez

Founder, Playapy

 
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Kahiga Tiagha

Founder & Lead Partner, The ITEM Ventures

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Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

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Liz Simpson

Founder & CEO, Stimulyst

 
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Xavier Hernandez

Founder, STEM and Create

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Simone Hill

Talent Programs & Analytics Lead, Upstart

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AJ Nolton

Chief Innovation Officer, Bizology Academy

 
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Liz Brown

Director, Backstage Accelerator Philadelphia | Founder, Design Jawn

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Josh Torres

Latinx Tech Program Manager, Kapor Center

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Bianca Jackson

Founder, JAX Digital

 
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Yulkendy Valdez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Forefront

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Bruce Marable

Co-Founder & CEO, Employee Cycle

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Rosario Ballestero-Casas

Co-Founder & CEO, VR AMERICAS

 
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Jason Whyte

Director of Operations & Strategy, OIC of America

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LaToya Tufts

Site Director, SMASH Wharton

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Fabian Elliott

Co-Founder & CEO, Black Tech Mecca

 
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Amanda Keammerer

Deputy Director, Cybersecurity San Antonio | Founder, Javilud LLC

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Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Web Development Director, Hopeworks Camden

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Paul Wright

Director - Vendor Management, LiftForward | Co-Founder & COO, Stimulus

 
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Omar Woodard

Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

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Rebeca Cruz-Esteves

Associate Director - Communications & Professional Networks, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Brian Brackeen

Founder & CEO, Kairos Inc

 
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Tawanda Sydnor

Quality Assurance Analyst, Randstad Technologies |Founder, Interior Finishes by Sydnor

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Jim Burnett

Executive Director, West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution

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Prashant Sharma

Global Program Manager, Microsoft

 
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Jeana Jorgensen

General Manager - C+E Partner and Startup Experience, Microsoft

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Kyree Holmes

User Experience Researcher | Founder, Onyx Valley

Ronethea Williams

Founder, Field LabX

 
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Buddy Hall

Program Manager, Philadelphia OIC

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Jumoke Dada

Technology and Strategy Consultant, Signature RED

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Jon Gosier

Founder & General Partner, Southbox Ventures

 
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Thalia Elie

DevOps Engineer, Elsevier

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Danilo Campos

Principal, Future Fluent

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Michele Heyward

Founder, PositiveHire

 

AND MORE . . . 

 
 

QUOTE FROM PREVIOUS BBF EVENT ATTENDEE

“This is the conference to attend if you're ready to make moves. There was a clear theme in all presentations to equip us with the tools needed to go fish for ourselves.”

 
 
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