About the Event

A safe and business-friendly event for BIPoC, Women, and Veteran businesses to grow and be encouraged throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Established in 2021 by NDUB Brand.

As a Black male and US Marine Corps Veteran, I’m proud to represent and help fellow professionals heading down the path of entrepreneurship. In my entrepreneurial journey, the roadblocks haven’t been easy but the victories along the way make it worth it. I believe there are many others out there who identify as such and feel the same but aren’t given the opportunity to connect on this level in the Pacific Northwest.

This event is for professionals who desire encouragement and growth in their career and personal life who are business owners, c-suite executives, or key leaders identifying as minorities, women, and veterans. If you don’t, that’s okay too.

We do not discriminate. This conference welcomes all who choose to attend. The focus is on building each other’s business while keeping the balance of purpose and pleasure as one. It’s undeniable that balance can be difficult no matter which industry, age, race, or region we live in- but we still must try.

Nevertheless, we still crave community within both circles of life, professional and personal.

We do not discriminate.

LET'S CONNECT 2022 - "PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION"

Thursday Schedule | Oct 6

4:00 PM

Registration Opens

05:00 PM

Opening Remarks

Host: Nathan Webster
05:30 PM

Entertainment

TBA
06:00 PM

Keynote

TBA
07:00 PM

Vendor Love

Emcee: Réland Logan
07:30 PM

Entertainment

TBA
08:00 PM

Network & Mingle

Emcee: Réland Logan
09:00 PM

Conclusion

Emcee: Réland Logan

Friday Schedule | Oct 7

08:30 AM

Registration Opens

09:00 AM

Opening Remarks

09:30 AM

Panel #1

TBA
11:00 AM

Entertainment

TBA
11:30 AM

Panel #2

TBA
01:00 PM

Entertainment

TBA
01:30 PM

Keynote

TBA
03:00 PM

Conclusion

Emcee: Réland Logan

2022 Speakers

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

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Réland Logan

Our Emcee

TBA

Our DJ

OUR INAUGURAL LET'S CONNECT CONFERENCE

2021 Speakers

Marcus Carter

Cinder

Dr. Karin Edwards

Clark College

Cobi Jackson

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

Himalaya Rao-Potlapally

Black Founders Matter

Dr. Carol Parker-Walsh

Carol Parker Walsh

Julian Williams

Skyview High School

Abibat Durosimi

Our Emcee

DJ O.G. One

Our DJ

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

We’re looking for sponsors to help support our efforts in building an ecosystem to economically support entrepreneurs, business leaders, and learners in the Vancouver, WA area. 

Our Past Key Sponsors

We’re grateful to have these organizations support our inaugural event in 2021. It wouldn’t have been possible to host this event without their help. Please thank them for making this financially happen. 

This is an effort to build an ecosystem to economically support entrepreneurs, business leaders, learners, and support those who identify as a person of color, minority, veteran, or woman-owned business. The nonprofit is called The Connected Trust established in 2021.