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BIG Virtual Summit 2020

We hosted a virtual summit and demo day on Wednesday, November 11 that was packed with demos, panels, fireside chats and more. During the BIG Virtual Summit, attendees had access to a full day of engaging programming aimed at empowering often overlooked entrepreneurs via resources, expertise, and connections that can set them up for success. Attendees were immersed in BIG’s collective of brands, speakers, and mentors, and were positioned to make connections that sparked ideas, collaborations, opportunities, and investments.

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Virtual Summit Schedule

November 11, 2020


9:30am PT | Pre-Show
Meditation Warm-up, Brought to You by TaskHuman
10am PT | Start of Summit
Baron Davis' Welcome and Vision
11:30am PT | BIG Panel
Building Wealth Within Our Community & Investing In Our Culture
Hosted by Kori Hale, CEO, CultureBanx
12:30pm PT | UWish Panel
The Urgency of Now: Activating the Power of Multicultural Storytelling
Hosted by Eleanor Earl, Assistant Professor of English & Film Studies, Hampton University
1:30pm PT | SLiC Panel
Sports Lifestyle in Culture: The Game from the Insiders
2:20pm PT | Q&A Panel
The BIG Factor: Building for the New Future
Hosted by Stephen Johnson
2:45pm PT | Fireside Chat #1
3:15pm PT | Fireside Chat #2
3:40pm PT | Afterparty
VIP Afterparty brought to you by Private Club Vodka
Please Note: Panels are subject to change.

BIG Virtual Summit RECAP

LIVE-STREAMed ON TWITCH to over 700,000 viewers. check it out!

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50% of all proceeds from this event went directly to backing a black and brown founder within the BIG portfolio.

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Panels and fireside chats from the summit will be available to watch on demand soon.

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The Speakers


Founder, Entrepreneur, NBA All Star

Brian Rumao

Director of Next Play Ventures

Chloë Cheyenne

CEO & Founder of CommunityX

Damian Marano

CEO of Docklight

Deborah Quazzo

Managing Partner of GSV Ventures

Dentaa Amoateng

CEO & Founder of GUBA Enterprise

Effie Brown

CEO of Gamechanger Films (Dear White People)

Kori Hale

CEO of CultureBanx

Kui Murage

Chief of Staff, Cann

Kya Johnson

CEO & Founder of RainbowMe

Luke Anderson

Co-Founder of Cann

Mario Ruiz

Investor in PayPal Ventures

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BIG ASW Chicago 2020

The B.I.G. Summit discussion panel at All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago was brimming with athletes, investors, disruptors, entrepreneurs and your Master Connector (M.C.), Baron Davis. Baron’s Legends Lounge featured 1:1 conversations with the Commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, and legendary sports icon, Isiah Thomas.

Baron had fireside chats with Chris Paul, Javale McGee, Metta World Peace and Michele Roberts, Executive Director of the NBPA.   Cyn Marshall, the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks spoke on how Diversity & Inclusion is more than a buzzword.  

Panel discussions included ‘How Cannabis Can Impact Social Enterprise’ with the founder of Viola and previous NBA athlete, Al Harrington and ‘The Philosophy of Investing’ with Marisol Hernandez, Head of Asset Owners of PRI.  Hebru Brantley discussed How Art Innovates the World of Branding with Diallo Marvel of Beats by Dre and Jordan Wolosky of AG Artists.
Other conversations included the Business of Disruption, how The Justice System can be Turned Inside Out with Technology and how Storytelling is Changing Through Media and Tech Evolutions. Relevant and timely topics are always discussed, challenged and solution-oriented outcomes are pronounced. The B.I.G. Summit is at All-Star Weekend and other annual sporting events around the country.

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