September 27 - 29, 2019

The Shinehard summit | bridging the digital divide



The ShineHard Summit is an intellectually elevated three-day experience unifying 150+ black entrepreneurs and young professionals. This engaging weekend is full of workshops, networking and panel discussions led by 20 prolific change-makers and thought leaders. This year’s summit will focus on financial literacy, business ownership, and economic empowerment through digital strategy.

Note: Weekend Registration gives you FREE access to Friday’s Day-1 event at Google f. Jamila Mustafa.


Our Mission is to Close the Racial Wealth Gap in America. 

official venues

Google DC: 25 Mass Ave NW Washington DC 20001
WeWork: 80 M ST SE Washington, DC 20003

official speakers


The agenda

DAY 1 - ShineHard Conversations - Google DC

6PM Doors Open

630p Workshop

Bobby Gay: How I landed a job in tech

7p Fireside Chat

Jamila Mustafa: Making Media Meaningful

DAY 2 - ShineHard Summit - WeWork 80M

11AM Doors Open

Special Guest Host Rob Gordon

1130A Mens Panel

Enitan Bereola, Marquelle Turner, Dion Pouncil, Johnny Bailey
”Forging your own path. Black Men redefining success in the digital era”

(Lunch Provided)

1220P Brunch & Books workshops

Session 1

Matt Green
Know Your Worth: “Building authentic communities and getting attention of big brands”

Berto Horne
“Social Influencing: creating new revenue streams from social media”

Session 2

Tina Bonner
”The Art of Turning a Brand into a Business”

Matt Aaron
“The Millennial Wealth Plan: Principles to expedite your Wealth TODAY”

150p Womens Panel

Angelina Darrisaw, Staci Smith, Jade Burroughs, Tiffany Lumpkin
“Corporate vs Entrepreneurship: How did you get there? Is it worth it?”

245p ShineTalks

Justin Johnson
”Countering Digital Culture: Real Relationships”

Javicia Leslie
Closing the Digital Divide in Entertainment”

Cornell Jones
What's in your bag? Why black voices are needed in media.”

DAY 3 - ShineHard Summit - WeWork 80M

Doors Open 11am

11a the business of content

We will explore content creation as a business and navigating digital media.


A screening of web series streaming on A Space for Creators,
iOne Digital’s new premium video streaming platform for emerging content creators

Takia "Tizzi" Green and Kevin J. Nelson

Chasing Hollywood


“Fireside chat with iOne Digital”

Executives Michelle Daniel, Alexis Cummings and their content partners Moderated by Johnny Bailey

Networking 3 PM - 4 PM


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