From the health of our workforce and families to the health of our economy and communities, 2020 has been a year of mass disruption and devastation. For our minority business community, decades of systemic racism and many structural challenges underscore the underlying economic fragility of underrepresented groups, including the Black and Latinx communities.
Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table
In 2019, InnoPower Indy was launched to drive innovation through diversity and inclusion. The 2-day conference was designed to highlight innovations in our minority communities, create opportunities for capacity building, and leverage external financing and networks.
As we examine the impact of 2020; collaboration, support and change are imperative more than ever before. Recovery from the current downturn could take even longer than the recovery from the last crisis, especially for our minority business community.
We're All In This Together
Recorder Media Group and InnoPower, LLC have teamed up to host the inaugural Indiana Minority Business Conference. This is a new event for leaders of Black, Latinx and Asian business groups whose members face distinct challenges while recovering from a year of disease and uncertainty.
We're all in this together has been the rallying cry for a state, nation and world thrown into chaos. The Indiana Minority Business Conference will bring together partners, investors, future advocates, entrepreneurs, business and community leader for two days of virtual keynote sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops and pitch competitions.
The event will focus on providing solutions and equipping attendees with the knowledge, resources and skills to not just survive, but to thrive. Programming topics include:
Skills – expanding people’s capabilities and employability to fulfill the talent needs of a rapidly changing economy
Entrepreneurship – teaching essential skills and frameworks for starting a business, from initial idea to financing growth
Social Capital – creating an infrastructure that helps minorities better network to build their social capital
Finance – developing avenues that lead to better access to capital for minority businesses
Social Innovation – embracing new social practices that aim to meet community needs in a better way than existing solutions
Technology – increasing the participation of minorities in our state’s technology sector
Thank you in advance for your participation and support as we look Beyond 2020 to a brighter future, together.