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Monday, June 25 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Building Wakanda: Building a Business by Starting a Facebook Group ALMOST FULL

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Panel Discussion with the Co-Founders of Black San Diego, who started Black San Diego as a Facebook Group to provide a platform for Black-Owned Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Black Professionals in San Diego and surrounding areas in order to empower and strengthen their community. Started only a year ago has grown to over 12.5K members and has built a sustainable business out of the group. They will discuss how they started and built their platform through Facebook and how they are expanding through their platform.

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Luis Martinez, MSOL

Founder/CEO, MelaninMentor LLC.
A first generation Afro-Latino from Honduras and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Luis is an advocate for Black Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Empowerment for people of color in San Diego.The host of the Discussion Workshop Series "The Psychology of the Black Entrepreneur" A Former... Read More →

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Olivia Green

Co-Founder- CEO, Black San Diego
Olivia is committed to inspiring and personally investing in the economic growth and development of black owned businesses here in San Diego. Using her 15 years of business experience as well as her Master’s Degree in Business, Olivia wants to ensure that Black San Diego is thriving... Read More →
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Sheri Hopkins

Co-Founder / Chief Financial Officer, Black San Diego
Her early beginnings are rooted in the bay Area, but San Diego has long since become the home of this world traveling, roller blading, soccer mom of three. Sheri’s study of business, resulting in a B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with focus in Finance, Business Law and... Read More →
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Tinicia Smith

Co-Founder- President, Black San Diego
 A native San Diegan who has watched the landscape of the city she loves change drastically throughout the years, Tinicia had become fed up with the age-old question, “Where are all the Blackpeople and businesses in San Diego?” This wife and mother of five wasted no time in teaming... Read More →

Monday June 25, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Glass Room