Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM CST
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St. Louis Regional Chamber 
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St. Louis, MO 63102

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St. Louis Regional Chamber Diverse Business Accelerator Final Pitch 

Join us as portfolio companies of the St. Louis Regional Chamber Diverse Business Accelerator present their final pitch and compete for a $10,000 prize.

Keynote speaker: Arian Simone

Arian Simone, Founder and CEO of Arian Simone Enterprises, is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, angel investor, author, and PR & marketing specialist. Arian received her MBA from Florida A&M and has over 17 years of entrepreneurial experience from pioneering and growing a successful PR and marketing firm to founding Fearless Magazine and the Fearless Platform in 2010 with a mission of inspiring millennial entrepreneurial women. Arian has transitioned from working with billion-dollar corporate entertainment clients to raising a venture capital fund focused on investing in women of color led startup companies. She believes that every woman of color entrepreneur should have the opportunity to raise capital from someone across the table who looks like them.

Pitch Host: Cedric Cobb

Cedric Cobb, a dynamic gentleman who lives a life of passion for fashion, business & technology, is one of the best-kept secrets in the fashion and technology industry. He has brought true attention to detail in the wardrobes of men all around the world. His background in retail and growing up the son of a professional seamstress and entrepreneur has led him to own and operate an international men’s fashion technology company named “Best Wardrobe Solutions.” Cedric, representing Wardrobe Solutions, landed a deal on Shark Tank earlier this year.

As a motivational speaker, Cedric shares incredible personal stories of success, failure, persistence, hard work and events that impacted his life which contributes to his delivering a thrilling keynote address. Furthermore, being raised by a single mother and overcoming a learning disability have made his story extremely impactful to audiences across the US.