SKYSTHELIMIT.ORG (“SKY’S THE LIMIT”) and NEWWAVE FOUNDATION announce webinar series: MONEY TALKS

Money Talks webinar details

Through Money Talks, with our friends at the Newwave Foundation, we’re excited to celebrate creators and movers, and bring even more skills and advice to our communities. – Laura Platon, COO SkysTheLimit.org

SKYSTHELIMIT.ORG (“Sky’s the Limit”) is launching a series of free webinars on financial literacy and entrepreneurial empowerment with partner Newwave Foundation. The 2-day interactive conversation program will focus on financial literacy and entrepreneurship to empower and uplift underserved minority communities through storytelling; it will also include advice from financial experts and notable entrepreneurs who have been supported by both organisations.

Said Laura Plato, COO, Skysthelimit.org, “We are deeply honored to celebrate Black History Month and present this program in the spirit of creating generational wealth. SkysTheLimit.org is a portal to opportunity – a place where underfunded entrepreneurs have real-time access to experienced mentors and engaged peers. Through Money Talks, with our friends at the Newwave Foundation, we’re excited to celebrate creators and movers, and bring even more skills and advice to our communities.

The 2-day agenda includes keynote speakers Nicholas Cary, Co-Founder and President, SkysTheLimit.org, Co-Founder and Vice President, Blockchain.com; and Anthony O’Neal, host of the popular podcast “The Table” and #1 bestselling author of Debt-Free Degree. Panel discussions include young entrepreneurs and business mentoring advocates from Sky’s The Limit and Newwave Foundation communities, as well as a “Let’s Talk” session with seasoned finance gurus. During Black History Month, the launch of Money Talks provides an opportunity to invest in growing and educating financial and entrepreneurial expertise in minority and underserved communities. It will sow seeds that will help future generations reap the rewards of a more equitable future and support our vision where every entrepreneur has the opportunity to realize their full potential.

The program is planned with the following round tables:

TUE 2/22 KEYNOTE + Q&A

Start time: 9:30 a.m. PST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Speaker: Nic Cary

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ROUNDTABLE

Start time: 10:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST

Moderator, Nneka Ukpai Venture Capitalist, 2xTech Founder + Strategy Leader at Better.com.

Speakers:

  • Sofiat Abdul, Goodfynd
  • Majesty Gayle, EVO Holdings Group
  • Jason Kelly, The Wave
  • Ray’Chel Wilson, Raise The Bar Investments + SkysTheLimit.org Entrepreneur
  • Ahriana Edwards, Founder of Vaila Shoes + NWF Pitch Perfect Finalist

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING

Presented by Bo Ghirardelli, Founder and CEO, SkysTheLimit.org

Start time: 11:30 a.m. PST / 2:30 p.m. EST

WED 23/02 CONFERENCE + Q&A

Start time: 9:30 a.m. PST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Speaker: Anthony O’Neal

GROUP OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS

Start time: 10:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST

Moderator, Nneka Ukpai Venture Capitalist, 2xTech Founder + Strategy Leader at Better.com

Speakers:

  • Mark Monroe, the Come Up series
  • Nathan Pinto, Co-Founder and CEO, Credit Mountain
  • Devin Blackburn, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management Executive Council of Northern Trust

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING

Start time: 11:30 a.m. PST / 2:30 p.m. EST

Moderator, Nneka Ukpai invites the public to join special networking sessions for 15 minutes.

Laura Plato, COO Skysthelimit.org and Sherifah Munis, Founder of the Newwwave Foundation wrap up the 2 day event.

SKYSTHELIMIT.ORG aims to bridge the gap for underrepresented young entrepreneurs with exciting business concepts as they reach adulthood and begin to explore their earliest opportunities to grow their entrepreneurial ideas.

For small business owners facing financial hardship and other significant business challenges, access to expert mentors and training through the Sky’s the Limit community helps them address the key elements needed to own and running a business every step of the way. From preparing bank applications and grants, to setting up legal structures, to business planning, product development, marketing, and more, Sky’s the Limit entrepreneurs are better equipped to scale and to succeed. Plus, free business mentorship from trusted, vetted professionals helps these entrepreneurs build their confidence and discover a safe place to practice and develop the many essential skills needed for long-term success – helping small business owners recover and emerge from the pandemic even stronger and more resilient.

Entrepreneurs can register to participate in the online mentorship program at skysthelimit.org by clicking on “I am an entrepreneur”. Entrepreneurs are welcome at every stage of their journey: 79% say they joined in the pre-launch stage and 21% joined with an existing business. After joining, entrepreneurs can also connect with peers growing businesses across industries, including fashion and apparel, beauty and food. Free business resources and training are available on the site, and each month the community votes for an entrepreneur for a grant to help them capitalize their business.

ABOUT SKYSTHELIMIT.ORG

SkysTheLimit.org is a nonprofit organization whose platform connects underrepresented entrepreneurs with volunteer professionals for free one-on-one mentorship. Sky’s the Limit’s mission is to build a global community where all entrepreneurs and their allies can build meaningful relationships and grow together. The team also offers education and training opportunities to all members and monthly seed grant funding opportunities. Facebook @STLorg

ABOUT THE NEWWAVE FOUNDATION

The Newwave Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire the next generation of dreamers by creating opportunities for educational equality.

Our vision is to “instill the dream” in deserving students by preparing them for what lies ahead through scholarships, educational workshops, and partnerships with like-minded organizations who want to join us in making a difference.

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