29 OCT| Building Engaging Communities with Olivia Nadine
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How to Build Successful Startups & Communities
Communities are one of the most powerful institutions in every society. They improve the quality of life through the strengthening of the social fabric of relations, providing a feeling of mutual support, establishing connections, and a sense of belonging. At the same time, the power of the community can be a great asset in supporting the growth of one’s brand or business to driving more leads, improving brand loyalty while increasing user retention. Therefore, building successful and engaging communities plays a crucial role in the development of many organizations.
On October 29that 19:00, join this year’s first in-person fireside chatto gain insights into building great communities from Olivia Nadine, CEO and Co-founder of BlackEXPOto learn about:
How to build a purposeful and empowering community?
What are the benefits of creating and being involved in a robust community organization?
How to maintain active engagement within the community?
How to keep your organization afloat after COVID-19 Pandemic?
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Date: October 29, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 ( GMT +8 | CHINA TIME)
Language: The event will be held in English
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7:00PM - 7:30PM
7:30PM - 7:40PM
Registration and Food&Beverages
Startup Grind Intro
7:40PM - 8:20PM
Fireside Chat with Olivia Nadine
8:30PM - 9:00PM
Olivia Nadine is a goal pusher and native of Washington, DC, (USA). As the founder of Tianmi Bakery, Beijing’s top Soul Food concept, and co-founder of BlackEXPO, Beijing’s leading pop-up market, Olivia is a multi-passionate creative whose main goal in life is to promote community and economic empowerment one person at a time.She has studied international business, international relations, and China at Ohio State University and Georgetown University, where she received her bachelor's and master's, respectively.
Olivia has been an active member of the Expat community since moving to Beijing in May 2016. In May 2017, she was co-lead for a 2-day event called Umojathat was purposed to bring WeChat connections into real life and create a space for dialogue, art, and community. This was the first event of many dedicated to building community, as it the focal point of all her work. She looks forward to continuing to grow BlackEXPO and its parent company B•e into a global powerhouse for economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.
B.e was started to uplift and promote businesses from across the African Diaspora. We see entrepreneurshipand business ownershipas the critical tool for economic empowerment and the overall development of the African Diaspora.
Kaha is leading the community at the Zhongguancun Global Youth Lab (The Lab)- Innoway’s landing platform for foreign startups and international entrepreneurs. His scope focuses on community development, partnerships establishments, and co-operations with global entrepreneur communities.
Kaha is very passionate about innovation, high-tech, developing engaging communities in China. Since 2016, he has been an active member of Startup Grind Beijing, leading Event Management and Community Managementteams. Currently, he co-leadsthe Beijing chapter of 40 amazing volunteers. At the same time, Kaha is the Beijing Community Lead of Fvckup Nights (搞砸之夜), the most active and innovative international community that shares stories of entrepreneurial failure.
Founded in 2013, TechTemple is a global entrepreneurial community created by entrepreneurs, providing entrepreneurs with business services, consulting services, capital docking, and other services that meet the needs of entrepreneurs. TechTemple is one of the leading enterprises in creating ecological space in China. Its star projects include Farfetch, Musical.ly, ARUP, Uber China, graphite documents, time-consuming, magic data, ambition, push, fourth paradigm, activity line, Eri, new lists, Uplive, spark thinking, embracing hall, etc
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Kente & Silk (K&S) is a social enterprise changing the status quo of Africa-China relations through strategic consulting, African-centric events and deep-dive trips to Africa. K&S is comprised of a diverse team of consultants and creatives that are innovating ways to bridge better Africa-China cultural-exchange and business at an engaging “people to people” level. The K&S annual flagship event is Beijing Africa Week, which has bought together thousands of diverse communities together to "celebrate Africa in China". Kente & Silk also organize the only African start-up pitch competition in China, where profits from Beijing Africa Week fund the winning Africa-China related startup.
Kente & Silk (K&S) is a social enterprise changing the status quo of Africa-China relations through strategic consulting, African-centric events and deep-dive trips to Africa. K&S is comprised of a diverse team of consultants and creatives that are innovating ways to bridge better Africa-China cultural-exchange and business at an engaging “people to people” level.
The K&S annual flagship event is Beijing Africa Week, which has bought together thousands of diverse communities together to "celebrate Africa in China". Kente & Silk also organize the only African start-up pitch competition in China, where profits from Beijing Africa Week fund the winning Africa-China related startup.
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