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How Hip-Hop Can Save Your Business! Lessons and Inspiration to Level Up Your Business in 2019

  • Launch Pad Newark 625 Broad Street Newark, NJ, 07102 United States (map)

From startups to established companies, all businesses share some basic goal: Expand the customer base, innovate in the field, and perhaps most importantly, find that killer competitive edge. This talk explores the innovative, inspiring and often surprising lessons that hip-hop culture can bring to any kind of business to help achieve these objectives.

So if you are a business owner ready to grow your business, join us & our community of small business owners/entrepreneurs as we learn about the 3 concepts of hip-hop that drives business growth.

  • Inspiration: Lessons from a culture of innovation.

  • Inclusion: Authentically expand your business to include the hip-hop minded consumer.

  • Innovation: Understand the unique perspectives hip-hop minded people bring to any business.

Our guest speaker, Manny Faces is an award-winning new media journalist, content creator, independent scholar, and public speaker with a focus on hip-hop music and culture. He is also the Director of The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy (, which seeks to educate and inspire while protecting and promoting the cultural, artistic and community-based aspects of hip-hop as a whole.

Event Overview:

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Meet & Greet

6:30 – 7:00 PM: “How Hip-Hop Can Save Your Business! Lessons and Inspiration to Level Up Your Business in 2019” by Manny Faces followed by Q&A

7:00 – 7:15 PM: Show & Tell, Ask & Gives – Time to make meaningful connections with fellow attendees. Each attendee can get 30 seconds to promote their project or business, seek advice from fellow attendees, or offer your skills to the group. After sharing, attendees can find each other and network directly.

7:15 – 8:00 PM: Networking

Light refreshments will be served.

Who should attend:

Makers, artisans, fashion/graphic designers, any other entrepreneurs, independent and emerging business owners/employees looking to learn how to grow their business.