Columbus, Ohio — Leadership of Columbus-based Urban Accelerator X today released the schedule for their virtual event, Ohio Small Business Day, set for this Thursday, November 19th, 8:30AM-4:30 PM. The statewide virtual event brings together business leaders from around Ohio, offering a day of education and entertainment for urban businesses, especially women and minority business owners. The day is free to attend; donations will be accepted throughout the day to support programs primarily targeting women and minority businesses.
To virtually attend the event, see the schedule, find other information, and support Urban Accelerator X’s work, visit www.ohiosmallbusinessday.com.
“The goal of Ohio Small Business Day is to offer real value to urban entrepreneurs that will help them succeed, as well as shed light on the special issues they face,” Urban Accelerator X CEO Nakai Willis said. “People will be able to come and go throughout the day, getting useful information and enjoying a wide range of local performing artists. It will be a great day for Ohio small business.”
The day’s presenters will include — Aminata Soko (Ohio Women’s Business Center), Averi Frost (Columbus Urban League), Daj’za Demmings (Dayton Young Black Professionals), Dionnica Gaston (Rev1 Ventures), Elio Harmon (614Startups), Ella Frye (Greater Cincinnati Women’s Business Center), Emily Stuhldreher (GiveBackHack), Lauren Edwardsn (Next Step Business Consulting), Maurice McGee (Rev1 Ventures), Max Brickman (Heartland Ventures), Melinda Swan (The Collective Genius), Michael Bowers (Ohio SBDC), Nixon Davis (Entrepreneur), Patrick McAloon (Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce), Sadika White (City of Columbus), Shanda Harris (SBA), Shannon Feucht (SBA), Stacie Riffert (Leadership Coach), Su He (Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce), Tamsin Astor (Author/Speaker — Power of Habit), Tauna Batiste (Executive Consulting), and Wanda Walker Smith (Ohio SBDC). The MC for the day will be Ohio’s Teddy the Comedian.
Urban Accelerator X is a national business accelerator focused on urban-based businesses, especially women and minority-owned. Their in-depth training comes in three forms: bootcamps, workshops and accelerators, and it is a priority to offer these thing in a way that is culturally competent. The U is a space provided by Urban Accelerator X, where urban entrepreneurs can feel welcomed, supported and connected; to help businesses launch and/or pivot during the pandemic, they offer studio space to facilitate online trainings, podcasts, and virtual experiences with full technical support, if needed. In addition, they offer resources in three main ways: organizing local connections, consulting with local business owners and facilitating a black business directory. Further information is available at www.theucbus.com.