Brinkley Warren has been involved in over 10 startups in the last decade with offices in 5 countries, all of them associated with software and other advanced technologies. He has three successful exits. Recently, he was awarded the rights to all the minerals in space. Yes, you read that right! He was also part of the MegaBots team. MegaBots created the future of sports entertainment featuring a global sports league of giant, human-piloted robot combat. Brinkley was a Lean Startup Advisor at Singularity University and a Fulbright Fellow.
Amanda Spann is the Founder of drink-spotting app Alchomy and the Co-Founder of Tiphub, an impact driven innovation community for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora. A publicist by trade, Amanda specializes in marketing & ecosystem development for new and emerging brands, helping you find the right customers and the right customers find you. Prior to her current ventures Amanda was the CMO of Blerdology, a tech social enterprise to support and engage the black tech community and the first organization to host hackathons targeting African Americans. The company helped to spark black interest in technology, assisted aspiring minority entrepreneurs get their apps or projects off the ground for little to no cost and bridged policy and innovation to combat social issues. She has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, as one of BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, and as one of 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine. Amanda frequently speak on the topics of social innovation, marketing and technology in addition to being featured in a number of media outlets including Venture Beat, Fast Company, HLN, The Grio, Black Enterprise, NPR and more.