City of Columbus Announces Panelists for ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon
The City of Columbus announced the panelists for the
ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon, one of the premier
events for the day-long event on October 2, 2019. The panel will be moderated
by Dawn Dickson, CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial
recognition, A.I and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable
customer insights. Panelist include:
- Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a
fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing
in high-potential founders who are of color, women and/or LGBT
- Jewel Burks Solomon, Partpic tech-preneur, a startup designed to
streamline the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision
through groundbreaking technology
- Ryan Wilson, CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot, a way for people
from diverse industries and backgrounds to come together for collaboration,
connections and experiences
- Falon Donohue, CEO of VentureOhio that works to increase access to
capital, foster collaboration and tell Ohio’s story through innovation, job
creation and wealth generation.
“We are thrilled to have such experienced and accomplished
panelists at our Signature Luncheon,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “These
experts will provide our attendees with the tools they need to grow their own
businesses and enterprises.”
The Signature Luncheon will take place in the Short North
Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo includes a full day
of workshops and speakers that provide tips, resources and business
opportunities to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners. The
conference offers an interactive platform for business owners and leaders,
procurement officers, supplier diversity professionals and industry influencers
to discuss best practices to build and grow their businesses.
The cost for attendees is $125. For more information or to
register, click here.
Those interested in exhibiting can find more information here.