On Thursday October 19 - Sunday October 22, 2017, Seeds of Fortune Inc., Seed University Scholars hosted their annual Seed University Leadership Seminar at Trinity Washington University.
The 2017 Leadership Seminar was focused on the professional development of our University Scholars, represented across 22 colleges and universities to ensure a successful transition from college to career.
Please see below our 2017 Seed University Leadership Seminar Speaker roster
Dev Boot Camp Career Developer
As a member of the founding team of HBCUvc, Bie focuses on talent and curriculum development. Bie’s passion for helping people of underrepresented groups achieve their goal stems from her belief that as technology continues to consume our global economy, it is crucial that underrepresented minorities (URM) have a role in the creation of technologies and not simply consuming them. As a career changer herself, it is this personal experience that informs the empathy she demonstrates with each of the individuals she coaches. Technology has awarded her with an opportunity to upward mobility financially, and she is passionate about ensuring that other URMs experience whether this in technical or non technical roles.
Michael A. McNair
Serial Entrepreneur who started Inspirational Hoopz Inc. 4 years ago. A Basketball training program for kids in the US & Europe. After having attended the Forbes 30 under 30 summit in Boston. After teaching himself how to code for over a year Michael is now the Founder of Moxie Reality, where he has put together a team of techies to help companies develop both AR & VR applications to streamline business solutions and help with customer adoption. They have several apps that will be released under their company that will solve a lot of issues when it comes to industries like food, healthcare, & sports. After getting a lot of attention on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where they have over a combined of 90,000 followers that engage. They continue to innovate.
Shalom Blac is a beauty influencer on YouTube and Instagram. She was catapulted into the spotlight after her collaboration video, the power of makeup went viral. Born in Nigeria to a hard-working mother who ran a small food store, Shalom and her younger sister were burned when a large pot of hot oil spilled on top of them. After months in the hospital and multiple surgeries, Shalom and her family made their way to America. Shalom found solace from bullying through YouTube makeup tutorials and decided as a teen to start making her own. Her self-taught techniques and positive perspective has been an inspiration to over 300,000 subscribers around the world.