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Sep 16 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm / Raleigh

3rd Annual Black Entrepreneurship Week Welcome Reception

/ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Monday, September 16 – Black Entrepreneurship Week Welcome Reception

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, a partnership between Carolina Small Business Development Fund and Shaw University presents our 3rd Annual Black Entrepreneurship Week.  This will be a week full of thought-provoking talks, panels and community-building events that spur innovation and promote entrepreneurship. 

Join us for a welcome reception where you will hear from representatives of Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Shaw University and special guest Ryan Ray, founder of Traingle Entrepreneurial Leadership & CEO and President of Jobs for Life. 

Registration opens at 5:30 pm in the Oak Forest Ballroom. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Angela Milton at 919.355.4915 or amilton@carolinasmallbusiness.org. 


Ryan began his career in sales and marketing upon graduation from North Carolina State University, and later served as Business Relations Manager for Arks, Inc. (a church financing and construction firm) managing a portfolio of millions of dollars in projects and capital stewardship programs. As a result of his community engagement, Ryan was later recruited as the Education Director of the Dunn Police Athletic League. He founded Triangle Entrepreneurial Leadership in 2015 to create a safe haven for entrepreneurs to dream, to grow, and to lead their lives and businesses, and has most recently become recognized as a champion for Financial Literacy, developing a curriculum titled “Faith Focused Finances”. Now as President and CEO of Jobs for Life, Ryan looks forward to continuing his mission of changing lives and transforming communities. Ryan is a native of Dunn, NC. He lives in Garner, NC with his lovely wife, Tamia, and their son, Isaiah. 


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Sep 16 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

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