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2022 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, part two: Invest in ideas

Are you a current or aspiring inventor or entrepreneur? Would you like to learn from successful innovators and subject matter experts about keys to success and vital resources? If so, register early for the February 24 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program hosted by the USPTO.

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2022 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, part two: Invest in ideas
2022 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, part two: Invest in ideas

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Online Event

About the Event

Are you a current or aspiring inventor or entrepreneur? Would you like to learn from successful innovators and subject matter experts about keys to success? If so, register early for the February 24 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be inspired and informed. The event will feature:

  • Interviews with, and tips from, successful entrepreneurs
  • Investing in intellectual property
  • Building wealth

Remember to check out part one of the series, “Defining tomorrow,” coming February 17.

Agenda (All times ET)

3 p.m. Welcome

  • Jayde Stewart, National Outreach Partnerships Specialist, USPTO

3:03 p.m. Leadership greeting

  • Robin Evans, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

3:10 p.m. Using your creativity to create generational wealth

  • Ebonique Boyd, Co-founder, Budget Collector, arttech entrepreneur, nonprofit leader
  • James Howard, Executive Director, Black Inventors Hall of Fame
  • James Wilson, Assistant Regional Director, Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office of the USPTO (moderator)

4 p.m. Fireside chat

  • Stacy Brown-Philpot, Founding member, SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund, former CEO, TaskRabbit, investor, advisor
  • Jayde Stewart, National Outreach Partnerships Specialist, USPTO (moderator)

4:25 p.m. Closing

  • Jayde Stewart, National Outreach Partnerships Specialist, USPTO

This program is presented by the USPTO's Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact BlackInnovation@uspto.gov.

The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are not those of the USPTO, nor are an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned therein.

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