Every 3rd Tuesday | Raleigh, NC

 

#MMSTriangle brings together ImBlackInTech members, potential members and friends in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area to mingle in a comfortable environment, share ideas, and build trust and rapport.

NETWORKING | COCKTAILS | CONNECTIONS

WHO IS #MMSTRIANGLE FOR?

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MEMBERS:

Current members in the ImBlackInTech Network

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POTENTIAL MEMBERS:

Founders, Starters, enthusiasts, subject matter experts in the tech field, investors, and community leaders who seek to support and celebrate the growth and expansion of a community of Black and Latinx founders and professionals in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) tech ecosystem

LOCATION

American Underground
201 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

PRESENTED BY

CURRENT / PAST HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jamerus Payton

Jamerus Payton

Entrepreneur, HBCU Enthusiast and Community Leader

Rene Daughtry

Rene Daughtry

NGL Certified Leader, Cisco Next Generation Leadership

 

Angella Fraser

Angella Fraser

Founder & CEO, HeadSpace NC
Dana Calder

Dana Calder

Strategic Account Manager, Spreedly

Ed Ross

Ed Ross

Founder & CEO, The Core Results

Rashad West

Rashad West

Founder, CX Labs

Undi Hoffler

Undi Hoffler

Director of Research Compliance, North Carolina Central University

Keith Pigues

Keith Pigues

Founder, Luminas Strategy

Dr. Sanda K. Johnson

Dr. Sanda K. Johnson

CEO, SKJ Visioneering

Daisy Magnus-Aritey

Daisy Magnus-Aritey

Director, Code The Dream

Micah Gilmer

Micah Gilmer

Senior Partner, Frontline Solutions

Dr. Reginald Parker

Dr. Reginald Parker

Founder, Optimal Solar

Dr. Brenda Reddix-Smalls

Dr. Brenda Reddix-Smalls

Professor of Law & IPLI Director, North Carolina Central University School of Law

Dr. Deborah Stroman

Dr. Deborah Stroman

Entrepreneur and Professor, UNC

Derek Boone

Derek Boone

Global Virtual Sales Account Manager, Cisco

Michael English

Michael English

Business Development Manager, BIG TOP

Program Director, Innovate Your Cool

Frank Pollock

Frank Pollock

President, The Pioneer Group

Awamary Lowe-Khan

Awamary Lowe-Khan

Founder, Innovate Gambia

Dee McDougal

Dee McDougal

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Pacific Western Bank

Donald Thompson

Donald Thompson

Founder & CEO, Creative Allies and Walk West

Doug Speight

Doug Speight

Executive Director, American Underground

Henry McKoy

Henry McKoy

Lecturer & Director of Entrepreneurship, North Carolina Central University School of Business

Richard Berryman

Richard Berryman

Co-Founder & Head of Business Development, SpokeHub

Jesica Averhart

Jesica Averhart

Executive Director, Leadership Triangle

Talib Graves-Manns

Talib Graves-Manns

Co-Founder, Point AB Consulting and Life on Autopilot

Tobias Rose

Tobias Rose

Founder, Kompleks Creative

OFFICIAL HOST COMMITTEE

Tarryn Henry

Originally from Antigua, Tarryn Henry has dubbed Durham, NC as her US-based home since 2014. Tarryn started her career in tech supporting startup tech entrepreneurs through her work with American Underground. During her time at AU, she also served as the Google / Code2040 Diversity Coordinator for the Triangle region. Her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry led her to pursue the expansion of ImBlackInTech to NC and the establishment of T.H.E Founder Project.

Ebony Johnson

As a natural connector, Ebony is passionate about creating community and bringing talented minds together. She is the founder of Ynobe Knows Events. With over 15 years in event planning and management, Ebony created Ynobe Knows to support minority owned businesses through impactful events, increased brand awareness, and by building a positive brand reputation in the community. Ebony is a proud graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.

Quayshaun Weston

Quay understands the importance of having a strong community to create, collaborate, and celebrate with. Through years of experience with nonprofits, youth, education, and organizing, he is a strategist that loves coming up with creative solutions for engagement. Quay is the founder of the Enoch Coalition, an education, art, and tech agency designed to increase community awareness.

Chris Sutton

Tivi Jones

Tivi Jones has been a marketing communications professional since 2004, working with a wide array of brands including PBS, Boeing, Cisco, Biogen Idec and more. She’s managed marketing strategies, communications and media relations for events, expos, conferences, and gubernatorial debates. Tivi is the founder of Hey Awesome Girl, a marketing platform dedicated to supporting the growth of creative and techie women entrepreneurs of color. She now leverages her expertise in modern and measurable marketing practices to support ImBlackInTech.

Walter Jennette

While the Triangle serves as home since 2005, Walter Jennette always reflects on his small-town roots in Washington, NC. He credits that small-town upbringing as the driving force behind his creative and entrepreneurial prowess. As a founder of Feelm Studios and IT Professional by trade, Walter is excited to merge his passions with the ImBlackInTech family to increase the awareness of the brand through visual storytelling.

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Walter Jennette

Walter Jennette

EVENT SPONSOR

201 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS

CONTACT US

Do you have questions about MMS? Interested in volunteering or joining the team? Inquiries about MMSTriangle sponsorship or partnership?

Please reach out, we’d love to hear from you.
triangle@imblackintech.com

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