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©2020 by Stanford Black Business Student Association Annual Conference and Gala. 

STANFORD BLACK BUSINESS CONFERENCE & GALA

April 3rd & 4th, 2020

 

2 DAYS OF BLACK ACHIEVEMENT AND INNOVATION. 

The Stanford Black Business Conference was started in the spring of 1982 by members of the Class of 1983 to bring together some of the most influential black business leaders with Stanford students and alumni to promote innovation, growth, and circulate progressive ideas. Our mission is to celebrate and highlight the achievements of Black business leaders while also providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and foster strong relationships within the Black business community.

Early Bird Tickets Available Now

 

Keynote Speaker

Marc Jones

CEO & Chairman, Aeris Communications

Chairman, Managing Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT)

Marc E. Jones is chairman and CEO of Aeris Communications, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions & connectivity provider. He grew up in Chicago before coming west to Stanford where he earned both his undergraduate and law degrees. Marc has a unique and textured background spanning securities law, investment banking and executive leadership. Before joining Aeris, he served as president and COO of Madge Networks, and as the chairman, president & CEO of Visionael Corporation.

 

Early in his career, Marc was a senior vice president of integrated systems products for Chips & Technologies; senior vice president of corporate finance for L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg & Towbin; and a law associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. Marc was previously on the National Cyber Security Task Force and has testified before Congress on Cyber Security and on Sarbanes-Oxley.

 

He serves on the boards of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, California Health Care Foundation, Ingersoll Rand and Stanford Health Care. He has previously sat on the Board of Visitors for Stanford Law School, the Stanford Athletic Board, and was a Lecturer for Stanford Law School. Marc currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Stanford University.

Fireside Chat 

with

Ben Horowitz

Co-Founder, General Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

MEET OUR PANELISTS

MARTIN NESBITT
Chairman of Obama Foundation 
Senior Partner, Co-CEO at Vistria
MICHAEL D. TUBBS
Mayor of Stockton, California
HAMET WATT
Co-Founder
MoviePass & Share VC;
Investor
LO TONEY
Founding Managing Partner at Plexo Capital; Advisor at GV
MEGAN 
HOLSTON-ALEXANDER
KAITON 
WILLIAMS
Investor, Impact America Fund
Investor (formerly at Unusual Ventures)

With more to be announced!

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What Community Members are Saying

"I'm really thankful that this conference was put together. Space was created for our community across the bay and beyond to learn from each other. I'm leaving feeling more inspired, connected, and equipped to make my next steps."

- ARNELLE A.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!