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Virtual Summit Line Up

Friday March 5, 2021

9:30am PT

Meditation

Mindfulness actions that you can incorporate daily

Anita Hill

10:15am PT

Business Inside the game

In-depth discussion on the NBA's outlook, HBCUs and diversity commitment

Baron Davis

Michele Roberts

11:00am PT

Showcase

Highlighting BIG's investment portfolio

Jordan Justus

Thomas Wu

Latoya Peterson

Mitu Khandaker

Ben Green

Nicole Green

Joe Bayen

12:05pm PT

Startup Fundraising Secrets

A crash course in raising money focusing on the funds who invest in culturally relevant companies

Courtney Connley

Mary D'Onofrio

Mario Ruiz

Ruben Harris

1:05pm PT

Cultivating Digital Transformation

Discussing the future of platforms in the digital age

Daniel Taylor

Ben Aronson

Ishveen Anand

Douglas Smallwood

Kelsey Davis

2:05pm PT

The World Needs Color

Unpacking the art of learning through storytelling

Taylor Nieman

Tyreek More

Dentaa Amoateng

3:05pm PT

Real Partners, Real Champions

Discover the best funds to help you level up and scale your business

Kori Hale

Michael Broughton

Mike Su

Bee Law

4:05pm PT

New Wave Currency (Athletes)

The role Bitcoin and NFTs play in the new currency wave

Alexis Johnson

Paul Judge

5:00pm PT

Let's Talk About It!!

NBA and HBCUs

Baron Davis

Adam Silver

5:30pm PT

Celebration

Time to celebrate all things F.U.B.U.

DJ Domo

Consumers

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

Virtual Summit Line Up

Sunday March 7, 2021

11:15am PT

Mom Boss

Discussing the economic trends and business opportunities NBA wives and mom's should be aware of

Verta Maloney

Sanya Richards-Ross

Candice Brackeen

Carron Brown

12:00pm PT

The Future is Female

Spotlighting phenomenal women

Baron Davis

Isa Watson

Kori Porter

12:30pm PT

Women on the Move

Pioneering women who are building the future

Baron Davis

Kara Katz

Amanda Brinkman

Cristina Jones

Cheryl L. Dorsey

1:30pm PT

Leading Women In Sports

NBA, Women and the HBCU sports outlook

Baron Davis

Michele Roberts

2:00pm PT

Big Women's Celebration

Time to celebrate all things women empowerment

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The Speakers

BARON DAVIS

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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