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Black and Brown Business Summit

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Name: Black and Brown Business Summit
Date: April 22, 2021 - April 23, 2021
Event Description:

LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY: Use the promo code "DIVERSITY" to register for FREE. These free tickets are made possible by DiversifyDSM & Iowa C.O.R.E. Inc.

All live streamed sessions are available in Spanish translation.

The first annual Black and Brown Business Summit will bring everyone from entrepreneurs to seasoned companies together in a hybrid setting at Athene in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Summit includes a pitch competition, breakout sessions led by top experts, Mel Essex Award, inspirational keynote speakers and more. Our goal is to help advance the minority business community across the country and position Iowa as the best place in the nation to start and lead a minority business.

Support our We Heart Diverse Iowa/West Des Moines fundraiser here. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of t-shirts, wall clings, and pallet signs benefit Jewels Academy and NAACP Des Moines

In person seats for this conference are now sold out. Virtual tickets are still available for purchase.
 Black and Brown Business Summit was created by national stakeholders to elevate ethnic minorities and bring BIPOC businesses together to assist with connection building, programming, promotion, training, and to provide resources to help businesses grow and prosper.

The Summit is proud to partner with agencies, corporations, and communities around the nation to provide value for founders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. Watch for exciting announcements and updates of Summit speakers, panelists and expertsWe hope you can join us in assisting BIPOC organizations with their business acceleration!

Join us during Diversity Week April 12 – 18, 2021 where we will highlight Black & Brown business vendors, their products, services, and unique offerings as another way to support this vital community and help their businesses flourish. 


In person seats for this conference are now sold out. Virtual tickets are still available for purchase.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on April 21. 

Onsite event participation is limited. We are following all COVID-19 safety guidance and protocols throughout the Summit. Masks and social distancing are required. Thank you for understanding our effort to keep everyone safe.