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· Expo
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· Networking
Pre-Summit Networking
· Stage
Welcome to #TheShift Summit
Welcome/Setting the Stage for the day
Brianna Ellison Jamiel Robinson
· Stage
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
Hear from Dr. Andre Perry as he shares insights from his new book Know Your Price.
Andre Perry
· Stage
TheShift Interactive Lunch
Answer Questions, Win Prizes!
Brandy  McCallum-Martin
· Sessions
Generation Wealth > Generation Curses
In this session you will hear from these entrepreneurs on how they are creating generational wealth through entrepreneurship and other avenues.
Tanya Powell May Darel Ross
· Sessions
Heavy on the Digital
Join us for a panel discussion with UX, Website and Marketing experts guiding business owners through the new digital norm on a path to success.
Asia Horne Brandon Ross
· Sessions
Making it Through Covid-19
In the session we will hear from a panel of emerging and seasoned business owners about how they have pivoted and are making it through Covid-19
Jovan Naves Ashleigh  Evans
· Networking
Networking Break
· Sessions
Cannabis Inc. USA - Opportunities, Barriers & Equity
Join us as we discuss ways Black entrepreneurs and Black businesses can participate in this multi-billion dollar industry.
Chris Jackson Brandon Lofton Denavvia Mojet
· Sessions
Capital By Us For Us (BUFU)
Here are 3 entities whose mission is to create access to capital for Black businesses and the community.
Kevin Davis Skot Welch Dimitrius Hutcherson
· Networking
Networking Break
· Stage
Buy The Block
From Mantra to Movement: Hear from the creator of Buy The Block one of only Black-owned crowd-investing platform that is helping Black communities build wealth
Linda (Lynn) Smith
· Stage
Closing Ceremony
Jamiel Robinson


Brianna Ellison

Local Government Affairs & Community Engagement Verizon

Chris Jackson

National Cannabis Industry Association | Operator, INDICA LLC/Sticky Michigan

Tanya Powell May

CEO Accountability Partners LLC | Legacy Homes GR

Jovan Naves

CEO of Bare All & Bac Print Inc

Brandon Lofton

Cultivation Technician, Cannapreneur/Lead Grower, Highjack Cannabis

Linda (Lynn) Smith

Founder of Buy The Block, Real Estate Investor and President Buy Black Economics

Jamiel Robinson

Founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

Denavvia Mojet

Political Consultant/Activist & Founder of Black & Brown Cannabis Guild

Ashleigh Evans

CEO of InBooze™

Brandon Ross

Owner of Grand Apps

Asia Horne

Creative Director, Digital Artist and DJ

Dimitrius Hutcherson

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Technology Officer at First Independence Bank

Darel Ross

CEO Forty Acres Enterprises & Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

Skot Welch

Managing Partner - New Community Transformation Fund

Kevin Davis

Opportunity and Lending Officer

Brandy McCallum-Martin

#TheShift Summit Event Coordinator

Andre Perry

Author and Fellow at The Brookings Institution

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