by Jarquita Brown
MISSISSIPPI – Three years ago, Higher Purpose Co. (HPC) brought together a group of young and adult men to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be a successful leader. This set the foundation for developing HPC’s #LegacyPurposeSuccess (LPS) Men’s Entrepreneurship Summit.
On Friday, June 10, HPC will host its first #LegacyPurposeSuccess (LPS) Men’s Entrepreneurship Summit in Clarksdale at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center. The LPS Summit’s purpose is to celebrate Black men by creating an atmosphere where they can come together to learn and grow as entrepreneurs and business leaders.
This year’s host is Higher Purpose Co CEO, Tim Lampkin. Lampkin said, “The Legacy Purpose Success Summit powered by Higher Purpose Co. will help Black men elevate their businesses. We are beyond grateful to create an intentional space for Black Men to build together. This free event will include topics related to faith, business funding, tech, branding, and self-care.”
The keynote speaker for the 2022 LPS Summit is a nationally recognized visual artist, activist, mentor, and owner of Studio Be, Brandan “BMike” Odums, from New Orleans, LA. Odums has collaborated with influential organizations, brands, and public figures, including Nike, Spotify, Complex, Colin Kaepernicks’ Know My Rights Camp, and Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY.
The summit will conclude with a special performance by national recording hip hop artist Dear Silas from Jackson, Mississippi.
Session speakers include:
Elton Pope, owner, and CEO of Carpe Diem Management, LLC
Kerwin Clairborne, Nationally Recognized Comedian
Dewon Hall, Owner of That Creative Guy and Branding Coordinator at Higher Purpose Co
Keoni Gray, Small Business Loan Officer at Hope Credit Union
David Jones II, Founder of Novel Network
Jerrold Glee, owner of Smith89 Men’s Grooming, LLC
Phillip Rollins, owner of Offbeat JXN
Mario Watkins, owner of W8 Lounge and Snap Fitness Indianola
Sean Keys, Multi-Award Winning Music Producer
Chris Coleman, owner of I Think For You Consulting
Summit topics will range from securing business funding and digital entrepreneurship to self care. Other activities include food trucks, $500 business grant giveaways, professional headshots, and resource vendors.
The event is free, and tickets are limited. The deadline to register is Monday, June 6. Learn more and register at LegacyPurposeSuccess.com.
HPC will be taking extra COVID-19 safety precautions to protect our staff, speakers, and attendees. If you have any questions, contact HPC’s Operations Coordinator Kristle Wardlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.