Conference Aims to Launch 1000 Black Businesses

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Chicago, IL — Unleash Launch 2017 kicks-off in Chicago with a powerful two-day conference to help Black professionals unleash their dreams and launch their businesses. The Lead Well Institute, PICO National Network, and the Solomon Group joined forces to create Unleash Launch; a 10-city tour to help build 1,000 businesses that will generate an estimated $5 million in new revenue in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Memphis with more cities to be announced.

Toure Muhammad of Bean Soup Times will be participating in this event.

The 2-day conference commences on March 21 – 23, 2017, at the beautiful 19 East Event Gallery. Attendees will have access to world-class speakers, thought leaders and investors who represent a variety of professional sectors from retail to franchising, social enterprises and tech. Conference attendees will enjoy panel discussions, peer-to-peer training, and pragmatic real world insights designed to jumpstart and sustain their ventures. Unleash Launch will also feature, Entre-SLAM, a business story-telling competition where 10 cutting-edge tech and social companies will compete for up to $15,000 in start-up capital in each city.

“Our goal is to Unleash the talent in 1,000 individuals who are yearning for a positive change in their lives and to Launch the dreams of 1,000 entrepreneurs who are seeking to impact culture through enterprise,” said Robert Johnson, Managing Partner of the Solomon Group. For more information on Unleash Launch 2017 and the Entre-SLAM business competition, please visit www.unleash2017.com.

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Toure Muhammad

Author Toure Muhammad is the head bean, publisher and chief strategist of Bean Soup Times. The Morehouse graduate has written front page cover stories for The Final Call and N’digo. He has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Upscale magazine, rolling out newspaper, and N’Digo magapaper. He’s been featured on Tavis Smiley’s radio show on NPR, on Chicago’s WBEZ (Chicago public radio), and many other radio shows.

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