Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2

After an eventful Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 1 I didn’t know day two could get any better.  I attend the first-ever Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market.  Keep reading to see how I spent day two.

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2“New Voices was created to ensure economic opportunities and inclusion for women of color.”_Richelieu Dennis

ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market Is Coming To Atlanta

 

 

ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market | Day 2

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market day 2 was amazing.  It was another panel fulled day.  A day spent listening and learning from entrepreneurs at many different stages.  All speaking it seemed with one voice.  Be passionate, be consistent and know when to ask for help.

Even though the summit was geared toward women of color it was a family event.  It was good to see men with their wives and women with their children.  The Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market was focused heavily on generational wealth and having whole families in attendance was a wonderful sight.

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2Toya Wright spoke on supporting black women ran businesses.

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2Atlanta Seafood Company at the Food Village

Kim Kimble Hair World at the Beauty Village

 

ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market | Day 2

5 Interactive Shopping Villages

For day 2 I spent more time within the different villages.  It was great seeing brands I know and love that Mess In A Bottle.  As well as being introduced to brands I didn’t know like Fruition Hat Company.  It was amazing to witness black people filling each village spending their black dollars within the black community with black business owners.

MEssence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2The Lip Bar at the Beauty Bar

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2Queen Latifah and Rhapsody speaking on the importance of working with other black women.

ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market |Target Holiday Market

 Target Beauty Lounge

The 3-day ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market event has had a lot of fabulous things to see and do.  Shameless for me my favorite was the target beauty lounge.  Filled with black-owned products sold at Target.  The Glamrory was everything I needed to get Instagram ready!

 

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2
Target Beauty Lounge

 

ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market | Day One Recap

$100,000 Pitch Competition

The $100,000 Pitch Competition was truly the high of day two of the Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market.  There were 10 finalists who pitched on a range of goods and services their businesses offered.  I heard about everything from comic books and pillow infused fitted sheets.

Essence + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market | Day 2$100,000 Pitch Competition winner SpenDebt.

The save & reduce your debt brand SpenDebt, which took home the big $25,000 prize at the $100,000 Pitch Competition.  SpenDebt is designed to assist people to pay off debt leveraging micropayments through everyday transactions.  This monthly subscription debt reduction program is powered by Capital One.

 

 

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