ScaleUp America Meeting on Inclusive Tech-Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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ScaleUp America is convening an invitation-only gathering of innovation advocates, entrepreneurs, journalists and investors at the Sheraton Boston on July 31 during the National Association of Black Journalists Convention. This Catalytic Conversation is for those interested in collaboration and advancing the pipeline of minority media and tech entrepreneurship.

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ScaleUp America Meeting on Inclusive Tech-Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. AMERICA Innovation • Inclusion • Impact Mike Green, Co‐founder, Executive Director | (541) 730‐2164 | mike@scaleupcampaign.org | @amikegreen2 ScaleUp America Media Tech-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategic Meeting in Boston, 7/31/2014, 4 PM ScaleUp America, in partnership with our convening partners, will host an invitation-only Innovation & Entrepreneurship Meeting on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4 pm at the Boston Sheraton during the 2014 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Boston, MA. This unique experience will convene a small, informal group of 30 - 40 innovation advocates, impact investors, entrepreneurs and journalists to discuss thought-provoking ideas and executable next steps to expand resources and infrastructure for current and aspiring minority media entrepreneurs, and to increase media coverage of STEM/STEAM to bolster minority competitiveness across the tech-innovation entrepreneurial landscape. ScaleUp America is partnering with NABJ's Print Journalism Task Force and New U to host a series of activities designed for collaborating to develop next steps to help minority communities to bridge gaps to capitalize upon entrepreneurial opportunities across the media and related markets. The Opportunity - Since 2011, ScaleUp America has created quality convening platforms for collaboration of like-minded action-oriented leaders across communities of influence. Sponsor opportunities are: Supporters: $3,000 Contributors: $1,500 (*) Sponsors will enjoy a full array of benefits including:  Prominent brand presence: signage, suite program, name badge, website  Small group and one-on-one engagement  Distribution of marketing materials; Provided to all attendees  Complete contact list of attendees: Provided to all attendees with logos of sponsors  Contributors receive special recognition in HEB Suite Program only (*) ABOUT ScaleUp America - ScaleUp America is a leading national voice with an economic vision that’s gaining traction from the White House to Silicon Valley and across the landscape of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Our focus is the North Star of Inclusive Competitiveness (improving the performance of underrepresented peoples in the innovation economy), with a framework of STEM/STEAM education as the entry point to two competitive pipelines: A) high-wage, tech-based workforce and B) high-growth, tech-driven entrepreneurship. Some of our previous events:  Gathering of Leaders: Philadelphia NABJ Convention (Partnership with New U)  Gathering of Black Leaders: Portland, OR (Partnership with University of Portland)  Gathering of Angels: Newark, NJ (Partnership with Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers University)  Minority Biomedical Entrepreneurship Conference: Cleveland, OH (Partnership with Bioenterprise)  HBCU Innovation Summit: Silicon Valley (Partnership with UNCF and Stanford University)
  2. 2. AMERICA Innovation • Inclusion • Impact Mike Green, Co‐founder, Executive Director | (541) 730‐2164 | mike@scaleupcampaign.org | @amikegreen2 National Association of Black Journalists – Print Journalism Task Force (NABJ PJTF) - Print Members represent that foundation upon which NABJ was established in 1975. NABJ’s Print Journalism Task Force, which is comprised of all members who work for and/or own print format publications including newspapers, magazines and multimedia in addition to emerging (student) journalists interested in pursuing a career in print journalism, is fast becoming a prominent resource to educate, engage and empower the diverse members of NABJ to better prepare them to proactively address the changes in the industry. NABJ is the nation's largest ethnic media organization, with a combined membership of 3,000 including print, broadcast, digital professionals; emerging journalists, public relations representatives, journalism educators, freelancers and corporate supporters. The NABJ PJTf HEB Suite provides an informal space for meetings and discussions designed for strategic collaborations. New U - New U is the nation’s only minority media entrepreneurial training ground. It provides a diverse array or services and programs to encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaborations within the media industry. It services all four of the minority media associations:  National Association of Black Journalists  National Association of Hispanic Journalists  Asian American Journalists Association  Native American Journalists Association

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