The Psychology of the Black Entrepreneur Workshop @ Collective Impact Center, San Diego [2 June]

The Psychology of the Black Entrepreneur Workshop

11:00 - 15:00

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Collective Impact Center
3295 Meade Avenue, San Diego, California 92116
$15 Early Bird Tickets are Available on Eventbrite:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black Unemployment as of April 2018 stands at 8%. This is about double the rate of the «National Average» of 4%. The disparity between Black and White Unemployment is very alarming. People of Color in San Diego are constantly complaining about the racism and micro-aggressions that we all deal with on a consistent basis at your job, yet have not done anything to combat racism on the job.
One solution to combat racism from employers is to explore Entrepreneurship or a side hustle. Even though San Diego has one of the best ...ecosystems for entrepreneurs, there is NOT an entrepreneurial infrastructure for People of Color in San Diego. In order to build that infrastructure on a solid foundation, we must understand the history of people of color in America and how that plays a role in the«Psychology of the Black Entrepreneur»
In this Workshop, We will discuss…
-Entrepreneurship Lessons from Slavery
-What integration REALLY did to the Black Community
-How Media's Perception of Black America plays a role in how others see us and how we see ourselves
-How Corporate America keeps People of Color that they hire, away from their communities
-Create an Entrepreneurship/Individual Strategic Plan for yourself and/or your family
-Open Discussion on WHY there is NOT an entrepreneurial infrastructure for people of color here in San Diego
-Solutions and Actions to take to create an entrepreneurial infrastructure so that we can build something similar to a Black Wall Street in San Diego
NETWORKING: After the Workshop, you will get a chance to meet people and connect with leaders of minority-based organizations and black entrepreneurs. There will be local entrepreneurs and coaches available to connect with as well.
Our Special Guest will be the Co-Founders of Black San Diego. They are promoting their upcoming Keynote Panel Discussion @ San Diego's Startup Week in late June
Any questions, comments or concerns, please email Luis Martinez at: [email protected] or call (619) 825-8616.Please leave a detailed message and your phone call will be returned as soon as possible.
Speaker Bio:
Luis Martinez, MSOL (Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership) is an Organizational Leadership Expert and Serial Entrepreneur.and an OUTSPOKEN advocate for Black Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Black and Latino Communities. Luis is a former Navy Veteran who has 10+ years working in the government sector as well as being a former Professional Basketball Player. Through his unique skill set, life experiences, and playing pro ball, he was still able to complete his Master's Degree.
Currently, he is a Consultant, Co-Founder of a Tech Startup and CEO/Founder of another Tech Startup. He also works with Startup San Diego and is a Track Lead for Diversity and Inclusion for San Diego's Startup Week 2018.
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