2017 EXPERIENCE

AGENDA: PAINPOINT. SOLUTIONS. SXSW. OUR
EXPERIENCES. 2017 PROGRAMMING. FEATURED
SPEAKERS. FEATURED INITIATIVE. HOST TEAM.
ENGAGEMENT. PARTNERS. CONTACT.

2017 EXPERIENCE

PAINPOINT: THE USA’S INNOVATION,
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT ECONOMY LACKS
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF
ECONOMIC VALUE AND GDP.

<2%

1M+

1.1M

<1%

<2%

THE TECH SECTOR WORKFORCE IS MOSTLY WHITE & MALE.
< 2% ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN. < 2% LATINO AMERICAN.

1M+

BY 2020, THERE WILL BE 1 MILLION MORE COMPUTING & CODING JOBS
THAN COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS
D E PA RT M E N T O F L A B O R

1.1M

BECAUSE OF PAST & CURRENT DISCRIMINATION, AMERICA IS FORGOING 1.1M
MINORITY SMALL BUSINESSES + 9M NEW JOBS
CENTER FOR GLOBAL POLICY SOLUTIONS

<1%

LESS THAN 1% OF ANGEL & VENTURE FUND INVESTMENTS ARE INVESTED IN
AFRICAN AMERICAN & LATINO COMPANIES
K A U F M A N F O U N D AT I O N

THESIS: INVESTMENT FROM CORPORATIONS,
FOUNDATIONS, GOVERNMENTS, PRIVATE INVESTORS & ALL AMERICANS
IN COMPREHENSIVE INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT
INITIATIVES WILL ADD OVER $500B IN MARKET VALUE TO
THE TECH INDUSTRY, CREATE 1.1M NEW STARTUPS, CREATE 9 MILLION
NEW JOBS AND INCREASE OUR GDP BY UP TO 1.6%.

$500B

WO R K F O R C E VA L U E
D E P T. O F L A B O R

1.1M

N E W S TA R T U P S

9M

CTR. FOR GLOBAL
POLICY

CTR. FOR GLOBAL
POLICY

JOBS

>1.6%
GDP

INTEL DIVERSITY
REPORT

SOLUTIONS: BUILD A HYPERLOCAL AND NATIONAL PHYSICAL
AND VIRTUAL AUTHENTICALLY INCLUSIVE INTERCONNECTED
INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
& INVESTMENT ECOSYSTEM
EARLY
EXPOSURE

EDUCATION +
TRAINING

ECO
SYSTEM
BUILDING

CAPITAL
FORMATION

EARLY EXPOSURE IS KEY

EXPOSURE. IMMERSION. ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY

SXSW DEDICATES ITSELF TO
HELPING CREATIVE PEOPLE
ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
AN INCUBATOR OF CUTTING-EDGE
TECHNOLOGIES & DIGITAL CREATIVITY. FIVE
DAYS OF COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS,
PANELS AND NETWORKING WITH 80,000+
OF THE BRIGHTEST, INNOVATIVE,
INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON THE PLANET.
Since 1987, the event is a launching pad for new crea:ve content. In 2015, more than
84,385 a(endees experienced new media presenta:ons, music showcases and film
screenings that provide buzz-genera:ng exposure for creators and compelling
entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning
business ac:vity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportuni:es abound.
Intellectual and crea:ve intermingling among industry leaders con:nues to spark new
ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long aJer the events’
conclusion.

CROWDS FORM TO HEAR GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS

DIVERSIFY SXSW AND WE
WILL DIVERSIFY THE
INNOVATION ECONOMY
EXPOSE, EDUCATE AND CONNECT THE
LEADERSHIP AND STUDENTS OF
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES (HBCU’S) AND BEYOND WITH
THE DECISION MAKERS IN THE INNOVATION,
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT
ECOSYSTEM. VICE VERSA.
Expanding diversity and inclusion at SXSW is a very important part of our inten:onal
strategy to increase authen:c and natural diversity and inclusion throughout the
innova:on, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystems. Why? It’s simple. SXSW shapes
global narra:ves and perspec:ves; fosters authen:c conversa:ons and dialogue; and
creates serendipitous moments and opportuni:es to connect with the leaders of tech,
capital and culture.

S H A R K TA N K ’ S D AY M O N D J O H N K E Y N O T E S P AY P A L E V E N T

H B C U S T U D E N T S AT O P P O R T U N I T Y H U B E X H I B I T B O O T H

OUR EXPERIENCES
M E G A N S M I T H , C H I E F T E C H N O L O G Y O F F I C E R , U N I T E D S TAT E S O F A M E R I C A & S T E V E C A S E AT 2 0 1 6 S X S W V I P I N C L U S I O N D I N N E R

RELEVANT KEYNOTES
F I L M P R O D U C E R A V A D U V E R N AY TA L K S D I V E R S I T Y I N F I L M A N D T E C H N O L O G Y AT 2 0 1 6 S X S W

EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATIONS
F I R S T L A D Y M I C H E L L E O B A M A A N D M I S S Y E L L I O T TA L K G I R L S C A N L E A R N A N D M O R E AT 2 0 1 6 S X S W

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW
I N T E R A C T W I T H D E C I S I O N M A K E R S F R O M T E C H N O L O G Y S TA R T U P S , L A R G E C O R P O R AT E S A N D C I T I E S F O C U S E D O N I N N O V AT I O N

JOB + INTERNSHIP MARKET
T H E I N T E R S E C T I O N O F I N N O V AT I V E TA L E N T A N D E Q U A L LY I N N O V AT I V I N G C O M P A N I E S

ACTIVE INVESTOR CONNECTIONS
C H A R L E S H U D S O N ( P R E C U R S O R V C ) , M I C H E A L S E I B E L ( Y C O M B I N AT O R ) & E R I K M O O R E ( B A S E V E N T U R E S ) AT V I P I N C L U S I O N D I N N E R

INFLUENCER CONNECTIONS
R E S TA U R AT E U R M A C K W I L B O U R N , H O N . M U R I E L B O W S E R , M AY O R O F D I S T R I C T O F C O L U M B I A AT O H U B D I V E R S I T Y E V E N T

ANNUAL DIVERSITY DINNER
G U E S T S I N C L U D E B L A C K S TA R T U P S , V E N T U R E F U N D S , E C O S Y S T E M B U I L D E R S , H B C U L E A D E R S H I P A N D E C O S Y T E M A L L I E S

2017 TRAINING & PROGRAMMING
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING. DIVERSITY CAREER EVENTS. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON. VIP INCLUSION DINNER. NETWORKING EVENTS.

SXSWEDU
DR. CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, AUTHOR, FOR WHITE FOLKS WHO TEACH IN THE HOOD… AND THE REST OF Y’ALL TOO

MARCH 6-9
W H O S H O U L D AT T E N D :
HBCU PRESIDENTS & LEADERSHIP
E D U C AT I O N A L T E C H C O M P A N I E S
CODING SCHOOLS

SXSW INTERACTIVE
S X S W I N T E R A C T I V E C L O S I N G PA RT Y

MARCH 10- 14, 2017
W H O S H O U L D AT T E N D :
HBCU LEADERSHIP + STUDENTS
C O R P O R AT E D I V E R S I T Y R E C R U I T E R S
H I G H G R O W T H S TA R T U P S
INFLUENCERS + INVESTORS

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
B L A C K V E N T U R E C A P I TA L I S T S ’ TA L K I N V E S T M E N T T H E S I S , S T R AT E G Y A N D D E A L F L O W

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MARCH 10
HUSTON-TILLOTSON

MARCH 11
OMNI AUSTIN HOTEL

MARCH 12
PARTNER VENUES

Registra:on – All Day
SXSW – All Day
Student Onboarding Sessions – 1P
Huston-Tillotson President’s VIP Recep:on – 5P
MVMT 50 Opening Recep:on – 7P

All events subject to updates & changes

SXSW– All Day
SXSW Job Market – All Day
Opportunity Ecosystem Mentor Breakfast – 8A
Official Sessions (See next slide) – 9.30A
Katherine G. Johnson Scholars Luncheon – 2P
Annual Huddle VIP Recep:on & Dinner– 7P
Partner Event – 10P

SXSW– All Day
SXSW Job Market – All Day
Diversity Talent Recruitment Event – TBD
Na:onal Black MBA Recruitment Fair – All Day
Tech.Co Partner Event – TBD
ChooseATL House Partner Event – TBD
WeDC House Partner Event – TBD

2017 EXPERIENCE

OFFICIAL PANELS

OMNI HOTEL

Coding White Black
9.30A – 10.30A

NFL Unites: Player Protest & Beyond
3.30P - 4.30P

Moderator
Tess Possner, Opportunity @ Work

Panel
Dr. John S. Wilson, Morehouse College
Barbara Whye, Head of Inclusion Strategy, Intel
Open

Moderator
Shaun King, The Daily Beast

Panel
Derrick Morgan, Tennessee Titans; Cofounder, Huddle Ventures
David Weild IV, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ
Open

Moderator
Paul Hammond, Black Valley

Panel
Cheryl Wade, Booz Allen Hamilton; Jarvis Sam, Snapchat
Terrance Lockeg, Cox Media Group

Moderator
Rodney Sampson, Chairman, Opportunity Ecosystem

Panel
John McElligog, Exponen:al Partners; Nicole Jones, Delta Airlines
David Rixter, Treasury Department

Dr. Knatokie Ford, Simons Founda:on

Panel
Dr. Kamau Bobb, Na:onal Science Founda:on
Jacob York, Founder, Electric Republic
Open

Moderator
Michael Peterson, Huddle Ventures

Panel
Russell Okung, Cofounder, Greater Founda:on
Marlon Nichols, Cofounder, Cross Culture Ventures
Drayton Florence, Selec:ve Management Group

Black Valley: Increasing Tech Internships & Jobs
11.00A – 12.00P

Leveraging Film & Entertainment To Advance STEAM
12.30P – 1.30P
Moderator

Building Inclusive InnovaWon Ecosystems
12.30P – 1.30P

The Sports, Technology & Venture Huddle
5.00P – 6.00P

VIP PROGRAMMING
OPPORTUNITY ECOSYSTEM BREAKFAST

HUDDLE KEYNOTE

“Welcome To The Ecosystem”
8.00A – 9.15A

NFL Unites: Player Protest & Beyond
3.30P – 4.30P

Master of Ceremonies
TBD

Keynote
Rodney S. Sampson
Chairman, Opportunity Ecosystem
Partner, TechSquare Labs
Partner, Huddle Ventures

Moderator
Shaun King, The Daily Beast (invited)

Panel
Derrick Morgan, Tennessee Titans; Cofounder, Huddle Ventures
David Weild IV, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ

K AT H E R I N E G . J O H N S O N S C H O L A R S L U N C H E O N

INFLUENCER RECEPTION+ DINNER

Katherine G. Johnson Scholarship Fund
2.00P – 3.30P

“Huddle. Invest. Build”
6.00P – 10.00P

Master of Ceremonies
TBD

Keynote ConversaWon
Jim Shelton (invited)
Head, Educa:on
Chan Zuckerberg Fund

Master of Ceremonies
TBD

Keynote ConversaWon
Steve Paymon, COO, Parkwood Entertainment (invited)

FEATURED SPEAKERS
V A N J O N E S , C E O , Y E S W E C O D E + M A X I N E W I L L I A M S , H E A D O F D I V E R S I T Y, FA C E B O O K AT 2 0 1 5 S X S W

RUSSELL OKUNG
DENVER BRONCOS

MICHAEL MOORE
K AT H E R I N E G . J O H N S O N F U N D

NICOLE JONES
D E LTA A I R L I N E S

MARLON NICHOLS
C R O S S C U LT U R E V E N T U R E S

DAV I D W E I L D I V
FORMER VICE CHAIRMAN, NASDAQ

D R . K N AT O K I E F O R D
S I M O N S F O U N D AT I O N

DR. KAMAU BOBB
N AT I O N A L S C I E N C E F O U N D AT I O N

JOHN WILSON
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

HBCU@SXSW FEATURED INITIATIVE
C O D E S TA R T G R A D U AT E S S TA R T S O F T W A R E D E V E L O P E R J O B S AT E M O R Y U N I V E R S I T Y

KATHERINE G.
JOHNSON
SCHOLARS

A $100 MILLION CODING SCHOLARSHIP FUND. FUND WILL PROVIDE 8,000+
MINORITIES & WOMEN OVER NEXT 5 YEARS WITH FULL TUITION
SCHOLARSHIPS AND ACCESS TO HIGH GROWTH INTERNSHIPS,
APPRENTICESHIPS & JOBS. SEEDED WITH $40 MILLION BY THE IRON YARD.
$5 MILLION BY CODE FELLOWS. $1 MILLION BY WE CAN CODE IT!
S C H O L A R S H I P R E C I P I E N T S C O M P L E T E L E X I S N E X I S D ATA S C I E N C E T R A I N I N G

HOST TEAM
T R O Y C A R T E R ( C R O S S C U LT U R E V E N T U R E S ) , R O D N E Y S A M P S O N ( T E C H S Q U A R E L A B S ) & M I C H A E L P E T E R S O N ( H U D D L E V E N T U R E S )

RODNEY SAMPSON
OPPORTUNITY HUB

CHERYL WADE
B O O Z A L L E N H A M I LT O N

DERRICK MORGAN,COFOUNDER
HUDDLE VENTURES

L U S E N I I , DA K A R I , PA U L
B L A C K VA L L E Y

MICHAEL PETERSON, COFOUNDER COLLETTE PIERCE BURNETT
HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY
HUDDLE VENTURES

JESS KNOX
S TA R T U P C H A M P I O N S

BARBARA WHYE
INTEL

TESS POSSNER
TECHHIRE

D R AY T O N F L O R E N C E
TECH FROM VETS

SHERRELL DORSEY
THE PLUG

FELIX FLORES
DREAM CORPS | YES WE CODE

DAV I D R I X T E R
U N I T E D S TAT E S T R E A S U R Y

AWA M A RY L OW E - K H A N
CAROLINA SMALL BIZ DEV FUND

BRANTLEE FIELDS
P R O AT H L E T E T V

MINDA HARTS
T H E W E E K LY M E M O

ENGAGEMENT LEVELS
$1,000

$2,100

$3,000

Solidarity Partner

Yes, I love what Opportunity Ecosystem and
Huddle Ventures are building and want to be
suppor:ve. Thanks for the custom social
media shout out. I’ll be sure to re-tweet and
amplify.

Huddle DelegaWon

Yes, I’m rolling with the Opportunity
Ecosystem and Huddle Ventures Team to
SXSW. Includes Pla:num badge, access to all
VIP programming and events. I understand
this partnership helps offset our student costs

HBCU Student Innovator Sponsorship

$5,000

$10,000

$50,000

Influencer & Mentor Partner

SXSW Job Market Partner

Talent AcquisiWon Partner

Sponsors one (1) student innovator
Pla:num Badge x 1
VIP Event Access x 2
Mentorship opportuni:es with students
Access to applicant database
Social media ac:va:on
Supports Katherine G. Johnson Fund

Sponsors two (2) student innovators
SXSW Job Market (10x10) Exhibit
Diversity Recruitment Event Par:cipa:on
Pla:num Badge x 2
VIP Event Access x 4
Social media ac:va:on
Supports Katherine G. Johnson Fund
Custom packages available. Tax deduc:ble upon request.

Sponsors one (1) student innovator w/
Interac:ve badge x 1
Round trip flight x 1
Housing x 3 nights
Meals + SWAG

Sponsors ten (10) student innovators
Pla:num Badge x 2
VIP Event Access x 10
Dedicated VIP Event Sponsor
Speaking opportuni:es
Full marke:ng ac:va:on
Supports Katherine G. Johnson Fund

IT TAKES AN ECOSYSTEM

CONTACT
RODNEY SAMPSON
rodney@techsquare.co
MICHAEL PETERSON
michael@huddleventures.co
COREY SMITH
corey@opportunityecosystem.co
THAD TURNER
thad@opportunityecosystem.co
M AT T P O O L E
matt@opportunityecosystem.co
B L A C K VA L L E Y T E A M
a d m i n @ b l a c k v a l l e y. c o