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COSIGN & Business Society Presents: The Blueprint Summit & Expo | August 11, 2018

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Taking place August 11th, 2018, The Blueprint Summit is a full-day event being curated by COSIGN Media and The Business Society sponsored by Tekeen. Our goal is to bring 200+ entrepreneurs, creatives, and influencers together to gain important skills and acumen to build their own blueprint for success through learning, inspiration, and conversations that matter.  The summit will take place at The Venue, Business Society’s co-working and event space.

The Blueprint Summit is composed of micro-lectures, panel discussions, fireside chats and breakout sessions covering business and branding, entrepreneurship, media, marketing, finance, fashion, investments and technology. Through these presentations by subject matter experts in their respective fields, “The Blueprint Summit” will provide hands-on experience and the blueprint to build a successful brand from the ground up.

2 Keynotes | 10 Panels | 20+ Speakers

At this event, you’ll learn the blueprint of some of the most successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders covering business, branding, entrepreneurship, finance, raising capital, media, marketing, fashion & beauty, technology, non-profit, and more….

The Blueprint Summit Schedule:

(9:00 – 10am)
Coffee & Networking | Presented By: Launch DFW

(10:05 – 10:30)
The Digital Renaissance: Bridging the Tech Divide | Presented By: Impact House
Moderator: Amery Williams
Panelist: Benjamin Vann
Panelist: Cam Sadler
Panelist: Tammy Bowser
Panelist: Danny Ray Martin

(10:35 – 11am)
Somewhere In America: Media 101 | Presented By: Launch DFW
Moderator: Joshua Wilson
Panelist: Alanna Sarabia
Panelist: Leah Frazier
Panelist: K.G. Graham

(11:15 – 11:45)
Empire State of Mind: Turning Your Passion into Your Paycheck | Presented By: Tekeen
Moderator: Dessie Brown
Panelist: Barton Damer
Panelist: Bree Iman
Panelist: Brandon Miller

(12:00 – 12:30)
The Blueprint: Fundamentals for Starting Your Business | Presented By: Business Society
Moderator: John Dixon
Panelist: Yasmine Hamdan
Panelist: Kendra James
Panelist: Alissa Callaway

(12:30 – 1:30)
Lunch & Networking Hour + Tekeen Tasting

(1:30 – 2pm)
Holy Grail: Marketing Your Business in the Social Media Age
Moderator: Dom Bookman
Panelist: Ani Sanyal
Panelist: Christiana Yebra
Panelist: Danyel Surrency Jones

(2:15 – 2:45)
Allure: Obtaining Sponsorships from Major Brands
Moderator: K.G. Graham or Bola
Panelist: Roman Malvaiz
Panelist: Brandon Walker-Roby
Panelist: Sarah Badran

(3:00 – 3:30)
Fireside Chat: Dead Presidents: Building A Profitable Brand | Presented By: GigWage
Speaker: Everette Taylor
Speaker: Craig Lewis

(3:45 – 4:15)
Public Service Announcement: The Power of a COSIGN | Presented By: COSIGN Media Group
Moderator: Brittany B.
Panelist: Jacob Clayton
Panelist: Marty McDonald
Panelist: Mariah Demery

(4:30 – 5:00)
Fireside Chat: Change Clothes: How To Build a multi-million dollar brand
Speaker: Blake Ricciardi
Speaker: Kristin McIntyere


Blake Ricciardi – Keynote Speaker
Founder/CEO of Popular Demand & Brand Wolves

Blake Ricciardi is the founder/CEO of Popular Demand, a streetwear brand that has sold millions in product and has been worn by celebrities ranging from Justin Bieber to Kevin Durant to DJ Khaled to Diddy. In just under five years, Popular Demand has partnered with companies ranging from Budweiser to XBOX to Def Jam Records and has been featured on HBO, Fox, ESPN, USA Today, Viceland and MTV.

Forbes Feature – How Blake Ricciardi Grew Popular Demand From Streetwear Brand Into A Lifestyle Giant
Huffington Post Feature – Playmakers: Blake Ricciardi is Making Brands Explode
Startup Grind Feature – Brand Storytelling + Content Marketing with Blake Ricciardi, CEO of Popular Demand


Everette Taylor – Keynote Speaker
Founder/CEO of PopSocial & MilliSense

At the age of 19 Taylor started an event marketing software company, which was sold two years later. After dropping out of college, he became the CMO at software company Qualaroo, a behavioral insight survey software, which was later acquired by Xenon Ventures. While at Qualaroo, together with Sean Ellis, Taylor started GrowthHackers, which is an online growth hacking community and a software as a service (SaaS).

In 2014, Taylor founded the marketing firm MilliSense, which he named after his mother; Millicent. Taylor later became the Marketing Officer (CMO) at the online custom sticker company Sticker Mule. After his position as a growth strategist for Microsoft, Taylor joined the on-demand car rental delivery company Skurt as the CMO; this company was later acquired by Fair.In 2016, Taylor founded the social media software company PopSocial, the company achieved a revenue of $2 million (USD) in its first year of operation. He currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the social media software company PopSocial and the marketing firm MilliSense.



For information on becoming a sponsor or vendor for The Blueprint Summit & Expo email:

Vendor Booths Include:
-Admission for 2
-Standard vendor booth (6ft table and 2 chairs)
-Social Media promotion (via @cosignmag)
-Editorial on
-You will also be able to place promotional items in our VIP Gift bags.


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