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 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

YBCA - Theater

SPECTRUM Mainstage

Supporting BIPOC-Led Businesses at Every Stage

From funding BIPOC-led startups to company acquisition, learn how investors from across the ecosystem are using unique forms of capital (revenue-based financing, employee stock ownership plans, buyout capital, venture and more) to sustain and build an investment system that works for everyone, especially BIPOC owners. Many BIPOC-led businesses are still struggling to recover from the pandemic, hear first-hand how investors with lived experience are driving solutions to address market inefficiencies at every stage.

Economic Justice: A Solution to Democracy’s Biggest Challenge

Many would say the U.S. is experiencing minoritarian rule, whereby a minority subset of the population is defining what is and is not possible and making decisions that run counter to majority public support. This has long been the case when it comes to economic policy. The challenge is most of us seeking a solution put things like free and fair elections in one bucket and economic justice in an entirely different one. We’ll discuss why civic democracy is not possible without economic democracy and vice versa…why we all should care, and what we can do about it NOW.


Valarie King-Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

OnShore Technology Group

Todd Leverette

Co-founder & Partner

Apis & Heritage Capital Partners

Aarthi Sowrirajan



Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

President & CEO


Chelsea Peters

Chief Strategy Officer

Walton Family Foundation

Michael McAfee

CEO & President


CJ Grimes


WorkMoney, Inc.

Derek Peebles

Director of Policy & Advocacy, Inclusive Economy

American Independent Business Alliance

Solana Rice

Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director

Liberation in a Generation

Liz Diebold

Managing Director – Portfolio and Investments

Skoll Foundation

Monique Aiken


Make Justice Normal

Cari Hanson


Make Justice Normal

Darryl Ratcliff


Gossypion Investments

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