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Joey Womack to Impart Lessons of Entrepreneurship & Service at NEXT Venture Pitch 2021

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- September 9, 2021


Joey Womack, Kim Seals to join NEXT Venture Pitch 2021 lineup to provide the audience with a look behind the curtain at a life of entrepreneurship and service on September 16th in Greenville, SC


Greenville, SC- With the sixth annual NEXT Venture Pitch Conference poised to bring together the brightest innovators and business influencers next Thursday in downtown Greenville, the on-stage program promises to deliver powerful takeaways for attendees from a variety of experts in their field.


The afternoon agenda will include a fireside chat-style “Profiles in Entrepreneurship” featuring Joey Womack. Joey’s career in entrepreneurship kicked into drive in 2002 when he launched digitalguestlist.com as a graduate student at Florida A&M University, where we grew the site to 80,000 users and advertised thousands of events for Fortune 500 companies, agencies, and high-profile promoters during special events like NBA All-Star Weekend, Super Bowl Weekend, and Essence Music Festival. Since then, he has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Alumni and received an Outstanding Alumni during FAMU’s Quasquicentennial (125th) Anniversary Celebration.


Currently, Joey serves as the founder and CEO of Goodie Nation, a national support nonprofit that is closing the relationship gap for tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders, working with the likes of CARE USA, Google, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola, Google For Startups, United Negro College Fund, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Village Capital, and the White House HBCU Initiative.


Joey also serves as the Founder and CEO of Amplify 4 Good, a mission-driven agency that uses rapid problem-solving to help large companies, nonprofits, and government agencies create social impact, as well as Co-Founder of the Atlanta Black Tech initiative where he serves as the Lead for the Startups and K-12 divisions.


But the end isn’t in sight for Joey yet- he is driving to positively impact 1 billion people by the year 2039.


Kim Seals, General Partner with The Jump Fund and a 2-time investor judge at NEXT Venture Pitch, will be leading the on-stage conversation with Joey to help the audience understand his story, the obstacles he’s overcome, his philosophies, his lessons for entrepreneurs, and what’s next for his life and career.


The Jump Fund is an early-stage investment fund with over $7M under management comprised of majority female investors focused on providing growth capital to women-led ventures in the Southeast US.


Kim has been an active investor in early-stage technology, health care, energy, fintech, consumer product, and media companies since 2013. She was previously a part of Golden Seeds, one of the most active angel investing networks in the country, that has invested over $100 million in 150 women-led enterprises across the United States. In addition to her investing background, Kim has over twenty-five years of global experience in human resource consulting, corporate and leadership roles.


This is sure to be a thoughtful and inspiring conversation around the challenges of a life of entrepreneurship and how to drive impact in any community of any size. Tickets for the event are still available for sale at www.nextventurepitch.com.



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ABOUT NEXT VENTURE PITCH Now in its sixth iteration, the NEXT Venture Pitch Conference is a half-day venture capital conference that brings together high-growth entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, world-class speakers, and more to establish Greenville as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub in the southeast. For more information, visit https://www.nextventurepitch.com/ ABOUT NEXT NEXT is an entrepreneurial support organization that attracts and helps high-impact, knowledge-based companies grow by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. NEXT currently supports over 120 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina. For more information, visit www.nextsc.org CONTACT: Susan Durden | 864-735-7516 | sdurden@nextsc.org

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