On the importance of finance and race: a call for investment
Changing times call for a change in how we collectively build, innovate and transform our society. As we enter our third year, SPECTRUM is excited to introduce year round offerings that focus on justice, equity and action.
Creating more touch points for the community to connect, learn and do together is the goal for 2021. Instead of just one event we want to create multiple events ranging from half-day to full-day virtual engagements. In between events SPECTRUM will host monthly dedicated networking events, special programming and other community engagement to connect in smaller groups.
SPECTRUM will host three virtual events rooted in collaboration and action.
March 24: I’m Speaking
Join us as we hear from women and men who are on the frontlines of creating a more inclusive and equitable society where all of us can thrive. A half-day discussion focused on how women model new paradigms of leadership and power.
June 9-10: SPECTRUM Virtual 2021
A two-day, interactive convening featuring multicultural changemakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, cross-sector practitioners, and investors determined to build an inclusive, impact economy.
September 22: The Color of Money
A half-day event on the importance of finance and race with a range of conversations focused on the need to diversify fund managers, a call for more investment in Black and Brown entrepreneurs and closing the wealth gap.
Months of programming
Virtual events allow for more access and inclusion to incredible speakers, the community and perhaps your next collaboration partner.
Join us for just events by purchasing an individual ticket. Or for year-round engagement dedicated networking and special programming choose the SPECTRUM pass.
SPECTRUM pass benefits – go beyond the event!
All three Virtual Events
Including recordings and access to the community post event.
Engaging networking events that inspire and encouragement while connecting founders with investors and experts.
Founders of Color Spotlights
Interactive highlights featuring SPECTRUM’s 20 dynamic Game-Changing Founders of Color who are on the frontlines of innovation and creating companies with bold purpose.
Innovative ideas, thought-provoking articles, inspiring resources that focus on the needs and interests of the SPECTRUM community.
Since our launch, we have been inspired by the SPECTRUM community’s fresh thinking and insightful ideas. We hope you will join us throughout the year as we continue the work to transform industries, reshape systems and build a more equitable society.
Let’s build a bigger tent together!
Fair Fight & Southern Economic Advancement Project
Co-Founder & Director of Business Incubation
Co-Founder & CEO
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Color Farm Media
Director, Mission Investments
Managing Director, Impact Investments
Impact America Fund
Program Officer, Family Economic Security
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Director of Community Development
Ford Motor Company Fund
Amplify 4 Good
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SPECTRUM21 Complimentary Ticket
Thanks to the generosity of our partners, we are happy to announce that the first 1,000 tickets to the event will be made available on a complimentary basis.
SOCAP21 & SPECTRUM21 Pass Bundle
This ticket is non-refundable. It gives access to SOCAP21, October 18-22 and SPECTRUM21: The Color of Money on September 22.