Daymond John, the founder and CEO of FUBU and Co-Star of ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning show, Shark Tank, alongside Chase for Business present Black Entrepreneurs Day. A free global live-stream celebrating black business and entrepreneurship, Black Entrepreneurs Day will be highlighted by Game Changer Conversations with Black business icons & performances from superstar artists featuring: Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Chance The Rapper, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J and more! Most exciting, Daymond is also on a quest alongside The NAACP to find and is awarding $225,000 to up and coming Black entrepreneurs this Saturday as part of the live stream.
The conversation series will feature Daymond in one-on-one discussions with Black business leaders including Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J, Arlan Hamilton, Brian Lamb, and Elicia Azali. Through direct and incisive questions about his guests’ entrepreneurial journeys, Daymond will demonstrate that while their paths in business may be unique, the personal qualities that powered their success—hard work, tenacity and good judgment—remain consistent, no matter the challenge.
Daymond has recruited an all-star lineup of musical guests to join him at Black Entreprenrurs Day. Prepare for live performances by Chance The Rapper and Hip-Hop statesman Questlove. Chance The Rapper is a three-time Grammy winner is a platinum recording artist who has also taken home three BET Awards, two BET hip-hop Awards and a Soul Train Music Award, all before the age of 30. Questlove can be seen weeknights with The Roots, which has a current residency as the house band for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Have you ever wanted to ask Daymond a question about your business or entrepreneurship? Now is your chance! Viewers from around the world can submit questions exclusively via Yappa. Click on the button below to leave a Yap for Daymond and for a chance to have your question featured as part of the live-stream Q+A Powered by Yappa
Black Entrepreneurs Day has partnered with Quickbooks to present “Bridging the Digital Gap” an informative panel showcasing resources for entrepreneurs in the modern era. The panel will be moderated by Daymond and feature Quickbooks executives and small businesses.
Gerard Gibbons, UPS President of Small and Medium Business and U.S. Marketing, will be interviewing Daymond about his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons other entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn from his success. Daymond knows just how important logistics are for small and being able to growing and scale when the time comes.
Robinhood has partnered with Black Entrepreneurs Day to create a unique conversation between Daymond and NBA legend Dwyane Wade about the importance of financial literacy and investing in your future.
Black Entrepreneurs Day is providing guidance and inspiration to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs, as well as $225,000 in bottom-line financial support, via its “NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant,” which was created in partnership with the NAACP. Black entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country have applied for the NAACP Powershift grant and we will be announcing the winners on the livestream on October 24th.The grants will be broken up into seven awards, generously funded by the event’s partners: Chase for Business, The General® Insurance, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, Robinhood, and Yappa.
Pepsi is proud to present the closing performance of Black Entrepreneurs Day featuring a DJ set from the one and only DJ Diesel a/k/a Shaquille O’Neal! Join the “world’s biggest DJ” for an exclusive performance and the perfect way to end the night and have some fun! The Afterparty will air automatically as part of the Black Entrepreneurs Day live-stream.