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Wednesday, October 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
PitchBlack Seattle: The regions top black founders pitch for prize money & you play the shark FILLING

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"PitchBlack is the best pitch event." - Silicon Florist

Hack Nation brings PitchBlack to Seattle. A national pitch competition by the people and for the people! Unlike traditional pitch competitions, entrepreneurs will have five minutes to tell the audience their story and then answer two questions about their idea from the audience.

After the last presenter has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for their favorite two - top two split the money, and we will also have a social media vote for another cash prize opportunity .

Our ultimate goal is to showcase the entrepreneurial and creative genius of black founders in the region while connecting them with the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

#PitchBlackSEA #IGot99ProblemsButAPitchAintOne #PitchingAintEasy 

Speakers
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Kronda Adair

Founder, Karvel Digital
I'm Kronda and I help entrepreneurs who are ready to stop spinning their marketing wheels and get serious about creating an online marketing engine for their businesses. | | I'm a recovering WordPress developer turned digital marketer who loves to reinvent myself and my business... Read More →
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Kenny Adams

Founder, Shia Sincere Auto Detailing
Premium On-Demand auto detailing for luxury cars and auto fleets. Kenny was born and raised in Ner Oreleans, Louisiana. He is a proud husband and father of two. At the age of 12 he began detailing cars, and that skill developed into one of his greatest passions. In June of 2017, he made a decision to move to Seattle to pursue his vision of changing the world through his career as a professional... Read More →
avatar for Kwame Boler

Kwame Boler

Co-Founder/ CEO, Neu
Neu is a dual marketplace that connects vetted cleaners with Airbnb hosts to facilitate Hotel-Grade turnovers.
avatar for Darren Buckner

Darren Buckner

Founder, WorkFrom
Darren is a visionary, autodidactic leader whose tech prowess as a developer rivals his creativity in design. Before founding Workfrom, he designed and built a variety of software programs and applications for the NFL, NBC and Shopzilla, and led SEO, business development and user acquisition efforts as a remote contractor for companies across the US. Although he embraces failure as a learning experience, his success as a 10-time Startup Weekend winner would suggest that... Read More →
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Dr. Tina Coleman

Founder, CNAtoMD
Dr. Tina aka "the doctor-nurse". Went from a CNA (nurse's aide) to an RN to an MD in 10 years. You can do it too! Now​ ​mentoring interested candidates in Nursing and Medicine. ​ CNAtoMD mentors young people with an interest in healthcare careers. With over ten years of exp... Read More →
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Christopher Dixon

Shoe Designer
Chris is out to design the next hottest pair of shoes, for the hood. As the Winner of the Pensole World Sneaker Championship with Footlocker, he's well on his way! 
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Baba Mallum

CEO, KaJi
Baba Mallum is an exploratory traveler and technology entrepreneur. A Microsoft veteran with over a decade of experience shipping various software products. | He is the founder of KaJi - a self-guided tour company.
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Karen Okonkwo

Co-Founder, Tonl
Karen is a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur owning various companies in the event planning and online business realm. Having been an avid blogger since starting a site with her two sorority sisters in 2013, Karen struggled to display diversity on it. Her experience with this... Read More →
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Mohammed Sahran

Co- Founder, Coin Fling
Mohammed attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is the co-founder of Coinfling. Mohammad Sarhan started his career at Zillow and is now the Principal Group Manager running the Mobile group at Zillow. | | CoinFling is... Read More →
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Janice Wilson

Hi, I'm Janice. Presently, I'm on a quest to be fully-stacked, courtesy Ada Developers Academy. After my day gig at Amazon, my evenings are spent coding my very own Happy Ending. My nights are spent dreaming about the code I just wrote. | | Life prior to Ada Developers Academy was spent in Cambodia. I founded and lead Arjuni International Ltd., named one of... Read More →




Wednesday October 4, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Impact HUB, 1st Floor 220 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98104