A strong economy is dependent on skilled workers. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is raising awareness for the pivotal role career and technical education (CTE)
2021 Innopower Minority Business Week
June 14th – 18th, 2021
WHAT: Introduces participants to paradigm-shifting knowledge of the landscape of regional economic Competitiveness and the framework that establishes conditions for success and prosperity in a region. In other words, the IMBW delivers an understanding of how the economic game is played at the regional level and how to compete and win at each level of the game successfully: i.e., education and training, and entrepreneurial startup, existing small business owner, growth-stage business.
WHY: From the 1970s to the present day, Black entrepreneurship has skyrocketed exponentially, yet the productivity outcomes of such high activity have been meager. Today, Census data show that all Black-owned businesses nationwide produce less than 1 percent GDP. The IMBW is designed to benefit Black entrepreneurs and business owners through unprecedented exposure to contextual knowledge of their regional innovation ecosystem, a critical missing ingredient in the educational infrastructure cultivating Black entrepreneurial talent.
BENEFIT: The week will offer new insights and connections to people, organizations, and institutional drivers within the regional economic infrastructure and across the nation who support and champion the development and growth of the Black business productivity.
InnoPower is developing a more robust pipeline of awareness and access to Africa’s talent and solutions, especially in the Nigeria and West Africa regions. Partnerships with The Funding Space, Afrigrants, and Ugwumba Leadership Center provide development opportunities for African and American entrepreneurs.
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Speakers | Conference 2021
Dr. Ronald S. Rochon
Dr. LaTonya Turner
Rebecca Rahschulte Ph.D.
Dr. Jamie Bracey-Green
Earl Martin Phalen
The Honorable Todd Young
Dr. Lorenzo Esters
Joyce Q. Rogers Esq.
Sunny Lu Williams
Mathew Palakal Ph.D.
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