Agenda

Date and TimeTitle
Oct 18, 2022
11:30am - 2:00pm (Eastern)
Ideathon 2022 Final Competition

Three Ideathon finalists (Courtney Pettway, Ace McGill and CJ Carter) and brief descriptions of their business concepts

 

Join us as we move into the final phase of Derby Diversity Week's inaugural 2022 Ideathon Competition.

These three entrepreneurs won the Ideathon Semifinal competition in May 2022, and have spent the summer further developing their products and the related software and user interface elements.  Six months later, we are bringing them back together to determine who will win the $25,000 Grand Prize!

This lunchtime session will include three presentations, one from each entrepreneur.  The presentations will be judged by a panel of expert judges in several related industries, and the winner will be announced Tuesday evening at the Black Jockeys Lounge, during the Ideathon Finals Award Ceremony/ Derby Diversity Week 2023 Kickoff celebration.

  • Courtney Pettway - Kidvestors
  • Ace McGill - Value Buddy
  • CJ Carter - Hola Cannabi

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar). 

A virtual option will be provided through this platform for out-of-town guests who are not able to travel to attend in person..

 

 

Ideathon Sponsors Curaleaf and Churchill Downs

Derby Diversity Week is grateful to Curaleaf's Select brand and Churchill Downs Inc. who are making dreams come true by providing Ideathon competition prize funding.

 

Ideathon Partners TCGi, Amplify, DDW and Microsoft Future of Work

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
Brims Bowties and Bourbon Block Party Committee Meeting - Room M105

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Block Party Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

Block Party Committee members focus on promoting the event through ticket sales or RSVP, providing suggestions for talent and entertainment selection, and advisement about event plans, sponsors and partners.

 

Derby Diversity Week 2022 included two separate events (Brims Bourbon Bowties & Buyers, and the Unity On Beat Block Party) to celebrate Wednesday night, however this year the two will be combined into one for an exciting extravaganza on Fourth Street Live!

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
DDW Awards Committee Meeting - Room M114

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Awards Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

Awards Committee members focus on the awards which their organizations present, providing the winner's information and working to coordinate tickets/tables to be purchased pertaining to these awards.  The committee will be informed of event logistics as well.

 

In addition to the Derby Diversity Week awards, the following organizations presented awards in 2022:

PPAATH - The Isaac Murphy Image Awards:

The Project to Preserve African American Turf History (PPAATH), is a Kentucky-based non-profit organization that's spent more than 15-years championing African-American contributions to horse racing and in particular, the Kentucky Derby.

Legacy Equine Academy - Legacy Legends Award:

Legacy Equine Academy is proud to present this honor to a leading advocate for creating diversity and inclusion in the Thoroughbred industry by recognizing the trailblazing history of the Black Horseman.  "Honoring our Heritage...While Blazing a New Trail"

 

The Black Equity Business Alliance (BEBA)

The Black Equity Business Alliance (BEBA) award seeks to celebrate, promote and encourage businesses of all sizes that further the growth of Black-owned businesses.

 

 

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
Sneaker Ball Committee Meeting - Room M109

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Sneaker Ball Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

Sneaker Ball Committee members focus on selecting, training and supporting Sneaker Ball Table Captains, promoting the event, Swag Bag sourcing and preparation, and managing the Silent Auction (sourcing items, preparing and managing auction site).

Headshots of 2022 Sneaker Ball Committee co-chairs

 

 

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
DDW Fashion Show Committee Meeting - Room M113

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Fashion Show Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

Fashion Show Committee members focus on cultivating connections within the fashion industry, expanding the reach of the event through social media promotion, and acting as a sounding board for logistics and Run of Show decisions.

DDW2022 Fashion Show committee headshots

 

 

 

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
Advisory Committee Meeting - Room M110

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Advisory Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

Advisory Committee members focus on connecting with the wider community for speakers and attendees, getting the word out, and acting as Ambassadors throughout the week of the event itself.

Screenshot of derbydiversity.com photos of Advisory Committee members

 

Oct 18, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern)
Ideathon Committee Meeting - Room M106

The Derby Diversity Week 2023 Ideathon Committee will hold its inaugural planning meeting following the Ideathon Final Competition and luncheon.

 

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING, at the Kentucky International Convention Center (221 S 4th St., Louisville KY 40202 - enter at 3rd and Jefferson Street, across from the Porch Kitchen & Bar)

 

ideathon Committee members focus on selecting competitors from applicant pool, recruiting judges and a UX/UI team, outreach and marketing, and connecting competitors to a variety of business and technology related resources.

Headshots of 2022 Ideathon Committee

 

Oct 18, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm (Eastern)
Ideathon Final Awards / DDW 2023 Launch Party!

Join us at the Black Jockeys Lounge (630 S 4th St, Louisville KY 40202) to celebrate the 2022 Ideathon Competition Grand Finale, and kick off the 2023 Derby Diversity Week process!

 

Get a taste of the style and passion behind Derby Diversity Week, as we celebrate the six-month anniversary of the annual May event, launch our Committee planning process, announce the winner of the $25,000 Ideathon Grand Prize, and open the 2023 Ideathon competition for applicants.

 

The cocktail reception will include live music, photo opportunities, networking with other committees and sponsors, and a sampling of the amazing new menu from the team at Black Jockeys Lounge. 

 

Black Jockeys Lounge interior bar and tables