#TheShift Summit seeks to empower Black entrepreneurs & communities

shift#TheShift Summit
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 16, 2019
GVSU Eberhard Center
301 W. Fulton Grand Rapids 49503

#TheShift Summit, a one-day experience dedicated to Empowering Black Entrepreneurs & Communities, is an annual gathering to connect, engage and inform entrepreneurs, creatives small business owners, professionals and stakeholders about opportunities, resources and programs in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that will foster to economic empowerment and equity.

#TheShift Summit attendees will enjoy a day filled with panel discussions, workshops and networking with entrepreneurs, influencers, doers, creatives and other tri-sector leaders. It is a critically important opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge and build networks that will help them create transformational economic development within their communities.

shiftyFeatured presenter is entrepreneur and investor Kelli M. Coleman. Kelli is multi-hyphenate with a passion for building business and empowering other women along the way.

As a Detroit native raised in an entrepreneurial family, Coleman had to learn the rules before she could refine them. As a marketing and advertising expert, she spent nearly a decade with GlobalHue, once the largest minority-owned full-service marketing, and communications agency in the nation.

While navigating a career shift after GlobalHue with a desire to lean further into her passions, Coleman and business partner Anika Jackson dreamed up the idea for a reputable and scalable brand of modern nail bars—an elevated and customer-centric experience, a place for self-care and connection, while enjoying a routine beauty treatment. The dream became a reality when The TEN Nail Bar opened in the newly redeveloped downtown Detroit in 2016 and recently their second location opened in 2019.