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2nd Annual
BLACK COMMERCE CONFERENCE
June .19 - 22 . 2024 
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About

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Black Commerce is a unique conference experience that unites entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, HBCU students and scholars to foster collaboration, share best practices and build support for one another. Attendees are able to learn skills, gain resources, and get connected to grow Black-owned businesses, build wealth, and empower our communities! 

 

The convening includes workshops, expert panels, certification learning opportunities, entertainment and networking events, an awards gala and so much more!

Event Highlights

6.19 

Opening Juneteenth Celebration

Mecca Main Street Marketplace

6.20 

Entrepreneur
Resource Fair
Mainstage Speaker Series

6.21 

Black Commerce
Awards Gala

6.22 

Special Events

Conference Tracks

Panels & Workshops 6.20 & 6.21

Empowering the Ecosystem
A convening of ecosystem builders to share programmatic best practices and resources that help build more robust opportunities for Black entrepreneurs.
Elevating Emerging Entrepreneurs
Workshops and panels to provide entrepreneurs with resources, skills, and knowledge to scale, and grow their existing business ventures.
HBCU Entrepreneurship Education Institute
A convening to share pedagogy best practices and train HBCU faculty in implementing entrepreneurship education across disciplines. 
Investing
& Impact
Workshops and training focused on leveraging and learning strategies that fund, finance, and grow Black-owned businesses as well as Black communities.
Dreams to Dollars Academy
A two-day certificate program to empower and guide aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and knowledge to launch a business venture.
Research
& Policy
A convening of policymakers, academic scholars, researchers, and other experts discussing unique challenges, policy, and political issues that can impact opportunities for Black entrepreneurs.

Ready to connect

and grow?

For questions, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities, email:  
hupnc_center@howard.edu

Registration 

Student

Early Bird

$99

through 5.7.24

Must register with University email address.  

Note: Student tickets do not include Black Commerce Gala Access. 

Faculty/
Staff

Early Bird

$199

through 5.7.24

Must register with University email address.  

Note: Faculty/staff tickets do not include Black Commerce Gala Access. 

 

General Admission

Early Bird

$299

through 5.7.24

Note: General Admission Tickets do not include Black Commerce Gala Access. 

All-Access

Early Bird

$549

through 5.7.24

INCLUDES BLACK COMMERCE GALA TICKET

Corporate

Early Bird

$599

through 5.7.24

All-Access + CURATED Corporate Meetups & Receptions

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