Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton's Black Alumni

Monday, Oct 7, 2019
by Wright Seneres

Princeton's just-completed Thrive conference to celebrate and empower Princeton's black alumni kicked off with a slate of entrepreneurial content on the afternoon of October 3rd, with a keynote discussion by Kamil Ali-Jackson '81 and John W. Rogers Jr. '80, moderated by Kevin C. Dowdell '83.

The keynote led into entrepreneurial workshops with packed rooms on Design Thinking, perfecting your pitch, and product strategy. Following the workshops, attendees filled rooms concurrent panel discussions on self-funded, social impact, and venture-backed entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial content at Thrive was capped by a lively Startup Showcase of Princeton black alumni-connected companies, at which autism relationship app Hiki took both Judges' Choice and Audience Choice. 

Kamil Ali-Jackson '81 and John W. Rogers Jr. '80 speak at Thrive

Kamil Ali-Jackson '81 and John W. Rogers Jr. '80 speak at Thrive. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

Read the full recap of the entrepreneurial content at Thrive.

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