Innov8tiv is Hosting a Networking & Practice Your Pitch Event For Millennial Women #smwNetWorq

Innov8tiv is Hosting a Networking & Practice Your Pitch Event For Millennial Women #smwNetWorq


Social Media Week, a week-long series of events organized globally twice a year, will be coming back February 2015 to New York City, focusing on the enormous social, cultural and economic impact of social media. This week gives many a chance to dialogue, network and explore platforms and innovations that are now guiding the landscape of modern lifestyle and business every day.

In line with what is set to be an exciting time for social media consumers around the world, Innov8tiv, MadamNoire IBOM LLC, Mayven PR and Social Media Week will host a special Social Media Week event Feb. 24 at 630 p.m. called “Grow Your Brand: A Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women”

This event will allow young millennial women, the opportunity to practice their elevator pitch and meet other entrepreneurs at the same time.

Essentially, participants of the event will be required to give a brief overview of an idea for a product, service, or project that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride (say, 2-3 minutes  or 100-150 words). The goal of an elevator pitch is to interest your target enough in your idea that he or she wants to meet with you again. Potential investors often judge the quality of an idea and team on the basis of its elevator pitch, using them to quickly weed out bad ideas.

The essential elements include:

  • An introduction – Who are you?
  • Hook – What is the problem / opportunity
  • Solution – What are you doing about it?
  • Value proposition – How does this create value for the target?
  • Call to action – Can we meet again?

Participants Takeaway: Participants will learn from panel experts the following:

  1. How to Network Using Social Media
  2. How to take your business from a local brand to a global brand
  3. How to pitch your business
  4. All participants that pitch will receive coaching from seasoned professionals.

This event will be Hosted By:

Janel Martinez (Twitter @janelmwrites)Multimedia Journalist, Founder |@aintilatina founder + EIC

Ariel Lopez (Twitter @ArielLopez_)—-CEO and founder of 2020Shift (@2020Shift), an online education platform designed to get minority college students and recent grads into AdTech.

The Pitch Coaches include the following:

Janell Hazelwood (Twitter @JPHazelwood) — Associate Managing Editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business, Technology and Africa. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership.

Eddie Washington (Twitter @eddington05)— Business Development Producer/General Assembly

Eddie works on General Assembly’s Outcomes Team as a Business Development Producer. His role is to expand GA’s hiring network in New York City through partnerships and wider collaboration in order to support and strengthen the job trajectory for GA graduates.

Anthony Frasier (Twitter @AnthonyFrasier ) — Co-Founder The Phat Startup

Anthony Frasier is a native of Newark, NJ. Former co-founder of mobile startup Playd, and award winning gaming site Anthony was also profiled on the hit documentary Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley, which has received over 1 million viewers. CNN Money profiled him as being one of 8 minorities diversifying the tech scene. Anthony was listed on NBC The Grio’s 100: Making History Today list for his acclaimed work. Currently working on building up the Newark, NJ tech scene and a new tech startup.

Chana Ewing (Twitter @chanaewing) – founder, littlebigGirl + CO

As the founder and chief storyteller at littlebigGirl + CO, a Brooklyn-based impact branding and marketing studio, Chana leads client engagements with non-profit, media and technology clients. Chana is a millennial elderstateswoman – she has seen and participated in the many youth early adopter trends over the last 15 years. As a trained filmmaker and digital strategist, Chana employs narrative techniques to craft cross-platform content and experiences.

Working with a lean crew of designers, technologists and strategists, Chana’s recent accomplishments include designing and launching a national college civic engagement program, creating a branded episodic series for a mobile app, and nurturing a community of women business owners.

As a professional connector of dots, Chana seeks opportunities to make the world smaller, or in littlebigGirl + Co parlance: little-er. Currently, she’s little-fying the planet of Brooklyn via the Doyennes’ Den, a women-centric radio show/podcast on for which she serves as co-host. Beyond the Den, find Chana practicing transparent and authentic storytelling wherever networks get social via @chanaewing.

RSVP is required for this event, click the link here:  EventBrite
***Event is free however, there is a two drink minimum.


Brooklyn Wine Yard
718) 230-3500
1114 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Those interested in pitching can send an email to

Anie Akpe

VP at a Banking Institution by day & blogger by night, proud Nigerian, Tech Junkie sums up ANIE AKPE-, Innov8tiv Magazine CEO/Publisher and founder of IBOM LLC . In her down time, she loves to read, travel and live at the beach during the summer months. With a passion for entrepreneurship, she resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email:

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