InnoPower Conference

100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225

Downtown

DATES

July 19 to July 20 at 8:30 AM



A new conference to create inclusive innovation ecosystems in Indianapolis and beyond!

The two-day event is deliberately designed to bring together entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and community advocates in an effort to identify frameworks and action guidelines on how innovation initiatives can lead to social and economic inclusion.

InnoPower will be hosted in partnership with Indiana Black Expo to expand their services and offerings for minority professionals, entrepreneurs and underrepresented businesses during IBE’s 2019 Summer Celebration event.

Notable speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Karen Freeman-Wilson – Mayor of The City of Gary, Indiana
  • Roland Williams – NFL Super Bowl champion and national leadership speaker
  • Dorri McWhorter – CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • Dileep Rao - nationally acclaimed author, speaker and professor of entrepreneurship
  • Kristen Cooper – Founder & CEO, The Startup Ladies
  • Gustavo Razzetti – CEO, Liberationist
  • and many more

InnoPower’s Power Pitch competition at the event on July 19 will highlight the innovations in minority communities. Ten finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch their ideas to judges and investors for capital and resources to help scale their businesses. One winning entrepreneur will walk away with a $5,000 cash prize. All ten finalists will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors and receive over $10,000 in entrepreneurial services.

Partners and anchor institutions for this inaugural event include United Way of Central Indiana, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Sports Corp., The Mind Trust, IU Health, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Early Learning Indiana and The International Marketplace Coalition.

Admission: $59, single day; $99, two-day pass.




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