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Demo Day: Inaugural UMSL DEI Accelerator Cohort

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· Stage
Demo Day Begins!
University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor Kristin Sobolik and UMSL Accelerate leadership celebrate the inaugural UMSL DEI Accelerator cohort.
2021-03-25T10:00:00Z 2021-03-25T10:40:00Z America/Chicago Demo+Day+Begins%21+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Q&A with Ameren Vice President of Sustainability and Electrification and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gwen Mizell and Director of Clinical Innovation for Express Scripts Zachary Goodman, MD
Hosted by Accelerator Managing Director Monique Bynum, this Q&A will get attendees excited to learn about the UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator.
2021-03-25T10:40:00Z 2021-03-25T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Q%26A+with+Ameren+Vice+President+of+Sustainability+and+Electrification+and+Entrepreneur-in-Residence+Gwen+Mizell+and+Director+of+Clinical+Innovation+for+Express+Scripts+Zachary+Goodman%2C+MD https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discussion with George Leno Holmes, Jr, PhD., and Keiry “Katie” Moreno Bonnett of Hire Henry
Hosted by Mike Bynum, Senior Associate of FedTech, attendees will learn how Hire Henry is disrupting the lawn care industry.
2021-03-25T11:00:00Z 2021-03-25T11:20:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+George+Leno+Holmes%2C+Jr%2C+PhD.%2C+and+Keiry+%E2%80%9CKatie%E2%80%9D+Moreno+Bonnett+of+Hire+Henry+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discussion with Tyrean Lewis of Heru Urban Farming
Hosted by Shayn Prapaisilp, COO of STJ Group Holdings and Patrick Brown, Community Development for Ameren, with founder Tyrean Lewis.
2021-03-25T11:20:00Z 2021-03-25T11:40:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+Tyrean+Lewis+of+Heru+Urban+Farming https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Discussion with Eric Love and Darren Williams of Assembly On Demand
Hosted by Julia Li, Head of Social Impact & DEI at Thumbtack, Love and Williams are creating opportunities instead of gigs.
2021-03-25T11:40:00Z 2021-03-25T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+Eric+Love+and+Darren+Williams+of+Assembly+On+Demand https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Intermission Performance by Lydia Caesar, Performing Artist & Co-Founder of Sauce Records
Stick around for Caesar's powerful, moving voice during this 10-minute intermission.
2021-03-25T12:00:00Z 2021-03-25T12:10:00Z America/Chicago Intermission+Performance+by+Lydia+Caesar%2C+Performing+Artist+%26+Co-Founder+of+Sauce+Records https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discussion with Michelle Robinson of DEMIblue Natural Nails
Hosted by Kesha Kent, Best Selling Author, Podcast Host & National Diversity Leader and Lydia Caesar, Performing Artist & Co-Founder of Sauce Records
2021-03-25T12:10:00Z 2021-03-25T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+Michelle+Robinson+of+DEMIblue+Natural+Nails https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discussion with Darren Young and Charlene Lopez-Young of The Fattened Caf
Hosted by Qui Tran, Executive Chef of Nudo House and Mai Lee, learn how Young and Lopez Young introduced BBQ city St. Louis to Filipino BBQ.
2021-03-25T12:30:00Z 2021-03-25T12:50:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+Darren+Young+and+Charlene+Lopez-Young+of+The+Fattened+Caf https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Discussion with Akeem Shannon of Flipstik
Hosted by Tracy Verner, Community Development Manager of AllTru Credit Union and media personality Meg O., see how Young built FlipStik for a TikTok world.
2021-03-25T12:50:00Z 2021-03-25T13:10:00Z America/Chicago Discussion+with+Akeem+Shannon+of+Flipstik https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Final remarks
Dan Lauer, Executive Director of UMSL Accelerate, shares thoughts on the day.
2021-03-25T13:10:00Z 2021-03-25T13:20:00Z America/Chicago Final+remarks+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Event ends
Thank you for attending Demo Day 2021!
2021-03-25T13:20:00Z 2021-03-25T13:30:00Z America/Chicago Event+ends https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdemo-day-inaugural-umsl-dei-accelerator-cohort Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Mike Bynum

Senior Associate of FedTech

Patrick Brown

Community Development Executive of Ameren

George Leno & Keiry "Katie" Holmes, Jr., PhD. & Moreno Bonnett

Co-Founders, Hire Henry

Charlene & Darren Lopez-Young & Young

Co-Founders, The Fattened Caf

Akeem Shannon

Founder, Flipstik

Michelle Robinson

Founder, DEMIblue Natural Nails

Darren Williams

Co-Founder, Assembly On Demand

Eric Love

Co-Founder, Assembly On Demand

Tyrean Lewis

Founder & Farmer, Heru Urban Farming

Dan Lauer

Executive Director of UMSL Accelerate

Monique Bynum

Managing Director of UMSL DEI Accelerator

Qui Tran

Executive Chef of Nudo House and Mai Lee

Meg O.

Media Personality

Kesha Kent

Best Selling Author, Podcast Host & National Diversity Leader

Lydia Caesar

Performing artist and co-founder, Sauce Records

Julia Li

Head of Social Impact and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Thumbtack

Shayn Prapaisilp

Chief Operating Officer of STJ Group Holdings

Gwen Mizell

Vice President of Sustainability and Electrification and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Ameren

Zachary Goodman, M.D.

Director of Clinical Innovation for Express Scripts

The event is over

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UMSL DEI Accelerator

The UMSL DEI Accelerator is an 8-week pre-accelerator program, aimed at fueling growth for startups with diverse ownership. UMSL DEI Accelerator is powered by Ameren, Edward Jones, Express Scripts, and anonymous donors. Our work is made possible by the University of Missouri-St. Louis, our staff, and volunteers.

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Hire Henry

Hire Henry provides owners of commercial lawn care companies with collaborative robotics mowers. We use self-driving car technology to create the future for young workers in commercial lawn care.

Heru Urban Farming

Less than 1% of crops grown in Missouri actually feed its residents! Join our movement by turning this food desert into a food oasis!!

Assembly on Demand

Assembly done the right way, the first time. Guaranteed.

DEMIblue Natural Nails

DEMIblue is where a healthier you starts right at your fingertips.

The Fattened Caf

STL and BBQ go hand and hand! The Fattened Caf aims to put Filipino BBQ on the map in Saint Louis. You can find us at Earthbound Beer and Schnucks grocery stores.

Flipstik

Capture the moment. Stick your phone to any flat surface.

UMSL Accelerate

UMSL Accelerate serves as a catalyst for developing our students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation.