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The Create Campaign Forum


Register now for the 2023 Forum

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The Create Campaign Forum is THE signature business development event for minority entrepreneurs and business owners.

This annual event features workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and more to provide resources, insight and inspiration to diverse entrepreneurs.

2023 Create Campaign Forum details

Saturday, July 22
8:30 am-3 pm
wichita state university

Rhatigan Student Center
1845 Fairmount, 2nd floor 
Free to attend. Ages 18 and older.

Featuring keynote speaker:
Vanessa Braxton
President/CEO, Black Momma Brands, which includes Black Momma Vodka


Ms. Braxton is the first African American Woman Master Distiller and Master Blender
in the United States
Learn more about her incredible journey in entrepreneurship.

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VENDOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Why participate as a vendor?

  • More than 150+ diverse entrepreneurs expected to attend

  • Extend your organization's community engagement outreach efforts in the ONLY forum in Wichita dedicated to minority business owners and entrepreneurs

  • The Create Campaign Forum is consistently rated by vendors as a valuable point of connection and use of staff time for participant engagement and vendor experience

  • Vendors consistently report engagement with forum participants post-event

THE 2022 FORUM WAS A SUCCESS. SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL ATTENDEES AND PRESENTERS.

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2022 INFORMATION
RESOURCE BOOTHS

The following vendors shared resources & information.
Click on their logo to visit their sites.

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LOOKING BACK: 2021'S FORUM

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MORNING KEYNOTE

TO BE GREAT - INSPIRATION FROM TROY BROOKS
OF GREATNESS VODKA

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ROTATION 1:

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING A BUSINESS

Presented by Christina M. Long,
President/CEO Create Campaign, Inc.

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WORKSHOP ROTATION 1

WHERE THE MONEY RESIDES: CITY OF WICHITA

Presented by Vice Mayor Brandon Johnson
and Jamie Buster
The City of Wichita

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WORKSHOP ROTATION 1

WHERE THE MONEY RESIDES: NETWORK KANSAS' EMPOWER LOAN FUND
Presented by Imagene Harris
NetWork Kansas

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WORKSHOP ROTATION 2

WHEN YOU WEAR ALL OF THE HATS: HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

Presented by Emily Whiteside
WSU Kansas Small Business Development Center

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WORKSHOP ROTATION 2

HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH CONTRACTING: QWALLY DEMONSTRATION

Presented by Chris Haislett
The City of Wichita

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WORKSHOP ROTATION 3

MARKETING AND BRANDING WITH A FESTIVE TWIST

Presented by Nnanna Okpara
Festive ICT

INFORMATION RESOURCE
BOOTHS

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The following vendors shared resources & information.
Click on their logo to visit their sites.

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BONUS FEATURES

Complimentary HEADSHOT BOOTH BY JSky Photography
(View the photo gallery to download your headshot)

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Let's Launch
LLC Filing Clinic

Powered by Martin Pringle

Martin Pringle is performing complimentary single-member LLC filings for Create Campaigners through December 31, 2021. 
Congratulations to Goyia Riddiough for filing her
brand-new LLC through this partnership.

 

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LAUNCH LUNCHEON

CELEBRATING INCLUSION IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Immediately follows the Forum in the Beggs Ballroom.

 

AWARD WINNERS

Spark! Award -

Rodney and Stephanie Brinkley

R&J Legacy Transport, LLC

Elevate Award -

Paris Lipsey-Coley

Lipsey Consulting Group

Prosper Award - 

Jordan Harris

Harris' Dream Clean

Let's Create Award - 

Sapphire Garcia-Lies

Sapphire's Holistic Doula Services & the Wichita Birth Justice Society

Legacy Award - 

Jodee Bradley, Jodee B's Catering

Marquis Cochise Bradley, Omnicut Motivational Fitness

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TRANSFORMATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Presented by Samira Cook Gaines
Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships
Rising Tide Capital

ABOUT OUR FACILITIES

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Since 2015, Wichita State University's Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with Create Campaign, Inc. to make facilities at the campus available for the Forum. From premium conference rooms to the grand ballroom, the facilities have offered a central location with state-of-the-art technology for participants to gather. 

The Center for Entrepreneurship offers a number of resources to help entrepreneurs, on campus and in the Wichita community, to bring their ideas to life. Create Campaign values the partnership and ongoing commitment to ensure the Forum is a great success. Learn more about the Center by clicking here.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO 2021 FORUM SPONSORS:

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