In recognition of Black History Month and also the emergence of black entrepreneurs Shopify curated a three day event in conjunction with their Build Black with Shopify platform.
Day One: was Build Black Academy. Attendees participated in education session designed to help them find more customers online and grow their online stores. Shopify also had a sign up for valuable 1:1 coaching from ecommerce coaches.
Day Two: was the Build Black Reception. It was a special evening of networking along with an intimate conversation with Entrepreneur, Shopify merchant and media personality, Angela Yee. In celebration of Black Entrepreneurship Angela shared her inspiring journey to entrepreneurship, building an ecommerce brand, and some tips on leveraging the media to make your business stand out.
Day Three: was the Build Black Marketplace. Actions speak louder than words so the third night of Build Black with Shopify’s three day celebration was an ode to the future of Black business. The Build Black marketplace was a collection of some of Shopify’s favorite products and businesses.
Everyone attending was immersed in an amazing shopping experience and the chance to see the Shopify Spaces location in the heart of Soho. Everyone came prepared to shop some of the most notable brands out there – from the creative arts to luxury accessories and skincare. The marketplace was chock full of amazing products, with the additional touch of meeting some of the black founders behind these amazing brands. Brands like Brandon Blackwood, CISE, Forvr Mood, Mielle Organics and so many more!
As if all of the above was not enough each night everyone enjoyed delicious food, drinks, live dj and of course great vibes. Some who came early also received a limited edition of Build Black shopping bag with plenty of goodies!