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Copy of Copy of Artrepreneurs
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Copy of Copy of Artrepreneurs

  • Black Dot Underground

Come learn how to be a successful artist. Not matter how you make art,  You will have the chance to be trained by premiere Seattle artists, network with all types of creatives, receive tools and tips  for growing your career, and more. With a 5 dollar suggested donation.

Copy of Copy of Artrepreneurs
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Copy of Copy of Artrepreneurs

  • Black Dot Underground

Come learn how to be a successful artist. Not matter how you make art,  You will have the chance to be trained by premiere Seattle artists, network with all types of creatives, receive tools and tips  for growing your career, and more. With a 5 dollar suggested donation.

Copy of Artrepreneurs
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Copy of Artrepreneurs

  • Black Dot Underground

Come learn how to be a successful artist. Not matter how you make art,  You will have the chance to be trained by premiere Seattle artists, network with all types of creatives, receive tools and tips  for growing your career, and more. With a 5 dollar suggested donation.

Artrepreneurs
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Artrepreneurs

  • Black Dot Underground

Come learn how to be a successful artist. Not matter how you make art,  You will have the chance to be trained by premiere Seattle artists, network with all types of creatives, receive tools and tips  for growing your career, and more. With a 5 dollar suggested donation.

Mastermind Monday
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Mastermind Monday

  • Black Dot Underground

Every Monday entrepreneurs come together to set goals, share wins and challenges as well as exchange ideas, strategies and resources.Kick back after a long day of “entrepreneuring” and vibe with other business owners that share the journey of being/ becoming their own boss.Birds of a feather flock together...LET’S FLY TOGETHER! With a 5 dollar suggested donation.

Accelerate Africatown Workshop: Financing Your Venture
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Accelerate Africatown Workshop: Financing Your Venture

  • Black Dot

Glenn Gregory is President and Portfolio Manager of Obsidian Investment Advisers, a registered investment advisory firm he launched in 1999 after a successful career in international business development with such companies as British Petroleum,General Motors and Microsoft.

We look forward to an evening of hearty financial learnings with Glenn, and seeing our business thrive. Register today, we'll see you Thursday!

Open Office Hours
May
26
3:30 pm15:30

Open Office Hours

  • Black Dot

Have a question about your venture?
Come speak with mentors, coaches, and experts.

Need a space to be productive?
Grab a desk, and get some work done!

  • March 31st
  • April 20th and 28th
  • May 18 and 26th
Accelerate Africatown Business Development Bootcamp #4: Optimizing Your Business Model & Infrastructure for Success
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Accelerate Africatown Business Development Bootcamp #4: Optimizing Your Business Model & Infrastructure for Success

  • Black Dot

The last installment in our Boot Camp series will focus on hands on support for building and strengthening business infrastructure. Seattle University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center will provide assistance with the following:

- Business Model Canvas

- Legal, Contracts, Invoicing

- Human Resources Best Practices for Contractors and Employees

 

Accelerate Africatown Workshop: How to Grow a Product With No Resources in an Overcrowded Market
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Accelerate Africatown Workshop: How to Grow a Product With No Resources in an Overcrowded Market

  • Black Dot

The problem that several startups struggle with is properly identifying their lowest hanging fruit, a critical piece of the puzzle. That miscalculation results in stagnation and stifled growth. 

How to Grow a Product With No Resources in an Overcrowded Market is all about developing actionable tactics for cashing in on your lowest hanging fruit, or easiest attainable targets.

- Kenny Shelton

 

Open Office Hours
Apr
28
3:30 pm15:30

Open Office Hours

  • Black Dot

Have a question about your venture?
Come speak with mentors, coaches, and experts.

Need a space to be productive?
Grab a desk, and get some work done!

  • March 31st
  • April 20th and 28th
  • May 18 and 26th
Accelerate Africatown Master Class: 101 Essential Marketing Tools and Tactics for Startups and Small Businesses
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Accelerate Africatown Master Class: 101 Essential Marketing Tools and Tactics for Startups and Small Businesses

  • Black Dot

Smart marketing today requires having a "Marketing Technology Stack" that will help startups and small business develop a Four PLAAAAY Focus:

  • "Awareness" of your product or service at scale
  • "Acquisition" of new customers at an affordable & predictable cost
  • "Activation" of trial sign-ups or new customers driving sales, usage and engagement
  • "Adoption" retention strategies designed to develop advocates and evangelists for your product.


You will receive:

  • Proven tactics and tools to support driving awareness & growth
  • A list of affordable marketing tools 
  • Technology to identify your best customers and where to find more like them
  • Tools that non-marketers can use with easy set-up and self serve functionality
  • A practical and usable go to market plan for your business.
Open Office Hours
Apr
20
3:30 pm15:30

Open Office Hours

  • Black Dot

Have a question about your venture?
Come speak with mentors, coaches, and experts.

 

Need a space to be productive?
Grab a desk, and get some work done!

 

  • March 31st
  • April 20th and 28th
  • May 18 and 26th
Accelerate Africatown - Business Development Bootcamp (3 of 4)
Apr
16
9:00 am09:00

Accelerate Africatown - Business Development Bootcamp (3 of 4)

  • Black Dot

The third installment in our Bootcamp series will focus on storytelling and branding. We are proud to bring you another great lineup of presenters including: 

• Kenny Shelton Entrepreneur Mindset: Growing a Product In An Overcrowded Market With No Resources

• Bryan Zug Capturing and Amplifying Your Story to Grow Revenue

• Mitchell Cuevas - Using Facebook to Launch or Grow Your Business/Startup

Open Office Hours
Mar
31
3:30 pm15:30

Open Office Hours

  • Black Dot

Have a question about your venture?
Come speak with mentors, coaches, and experts.

Need a space to be productive?
Grab a desk, and get some work done!

  • March 31st
  • April 20th and 28th
  • May 18 and 26th
Accelerate Africatown - Business Development Bootcamp (2 of 4)
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Accelerate Africatown - Business Development Bootcamp (2 of 4)

Accelerate Africatown was created to provide knowledge and inspiration from a supportive community of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with support from mentors and coaches.

The first bootcamp will cover:

  • Entrepreneur Mindset
  • Reality Check Feasibility Assessment
  • Customer Discovery & Validation
  • Legal Structures and Licensing
ADA Developers Academy Info Session
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

ADA Developers Academy Info Session

  • Black Dot

"Ada Developers Academy is a tuition-free nonprofit software development school for women. We’re located in Seattle, Washington and are supported by the tech community as well as public funding. Loans are also available to help cover living costs.
Although our students have high interest in and aptitude for programming, no prior professional development experience is required. We train from the ground up, teaching best practices and adaptive skills for successful software careers.
Ada's unique year-long program begins with six months of classroom instruction in cutting-edge web technologies in which students learn the most up-to-date development skills from leading regional and national experts.
After successful completion of the in-class work, students are placed in an internship with a Puget Sound tech company, where they learn what it's like to be part of a real engineering team shipping production code.
We want you! Apply by March 23rd, 2016 to be considered for the next cohort beginning in August!"
Apply today at adadevelopersacademy.org

COME LEARN MORE at the Information Session at Black Dot on Thursday! 

WHEN
Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT) 

WHERE
Black Dot - 1160 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Black Folks Dinner 6: The Art Party
Mar
12
5:30 pm17:30

Black Folks Dinner 6: The Art Party

  • Black Dot

Bring your imaginations and leave your inhibitions at home.

Black Folks Dinner 6 will be a beautiful night of art making and music with co-host Jamila Dow and music by DJ Zeta Barber, at the new Black Dot Cultural Innovation Center.

We'll come together with other beautiful black people and unwind our creativity, using materials provided to make our own art and craft. There will be an open mic for those inclined to share spoken word and we'll build an altar to honor the memory of other artists and community members that have passed on. You do not need to be an artist or consider yourself creative to come and have a great time with us.

If you happen to be an artist and have work that you'd like to share, please feel free to bring some of your pieces (photographs, ceramics, dolls, paintings, etc). We'll give you some time throughout the evening to show and share about them.

***BFD is a potluck dinner party*** Bring food and/or drink to share. We encourage you to bring something intentional or meaningful to you. Something from the heart. Through potlucks, we're literally nurturing the bodies of Black Seattle. What will you come with?

Dec
21
6:00 pm18:00

Black Music Stakeholders' Meetup w/ Kate Becker

  • Black Dot

A follow-up to the Black Music Summit, bringing together Central District stakeholders (musicians, artists, promoters, venues, media, educators, etc) to increase awareness of opportunities and strengthen networks for action.  Our goal is to address the current state and future of Black music in Seattle and the Central District, and explore the opportunities and challenges of the Seattle's City of Music Initiative (www.cityofmusic.com) to make Seattle a global music mecca by 2020.

Writers Unblocked
Dec
19
1:00 pm13:00

Writers Unblocked

  • Black Dot

A must-attend session for any Black writers looking to learn how to make a living off of their craft, find out more about the publishing process, and acquire resources to sharpen their writing skills!

Featuring Debrena Jackson Gandy, Royal Prince, & other guests!

Gandy is a national best-selling author of 3 national books, 1 self-published book, and 3 e-books. Her professional services include book and writing consulting and editing, and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to monetize your writing. You won't want to miss this engaging, brilliant speaker!

Prince is a motivational speaker, poet, storyteller, counselor to his friends and friend to all. He began writing novels in 2010, and finished his debut novel two years later. He will be imparting some of the "do"s and "don't"s of self-publishing to help others avoid the pitfalls he encountered along the way!

Admission is free to all, but a $10 donation is welcomed. 
Please RSVP!

Bring your pens, pads, and questions to Writers: Unblocked! May your pages and your bank accounts never be empty! 

Finding Money for Small Businesses with Ms. Moneyhunter
Dec
17
6:00 pm18:00

Finding Money for Small Businesses with Ms. Moneyhunter

  • Black Dot

This workshop led by Yalonda Allen-Sinde owner of www.msmoneyhunter.com will go into the nuts and bolts of finding start-up funds for your small business. Learn where to search for funds, how to write a winning application, and the steps you need to take to position yourself for business loans. You will come away from this workshop with the tools you need to fund your business start up costs.

 

"Black Future Talk" Kick Off Event
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

"Black Future Talk" Kick Off Event

  • Black Dot

This event will kickoff a monthly series where tech industry leaders and media mavens discuss what "Black Future" looks like from their diverse perspectives. Join us for networking and insightful conversation.

Selling Your Art, Not Your Soul!
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Selling Your Art, Not Your Soul!

  • Black Dot

A panelist of successful artists and gallery owners will talk about their experience and advice on how to make money selling your art. From fashion designers to abstract painters, the speakers of this event will shine light on how it's done. Attendees will learn about marketing, portfolio presentation, price points, and more. At the end, we will apply this knowledge through artist-tailored business worksheets. The goal is to leave with new selling strategies and the right tools for successful application.

Panelist:

Meet the Panelist! 

Meet the Panelist! 

Dec
5
12:00 pm12:00

Hacking Gentrification: Creative Solutions for Affordable Space

  • Black Dot

This mini "hackathon” will bring together stakeholders focused on creating affordable space for residents and businesses in the Central District. We will look at how existing tools and resources, including land trusts, non-profit developers, landowners, business owners and people interested in renting and buying, can be creatively aligned to mitigate displacement.

Hot Chocolate Mixer
Nov
28
4:00 pm16:00

Hot Chocolate Mixer

  • Black Dot at Union

We've been working hard to get Black Dot ready for the community, and we're finally opening our doors. Come relax with us after doing your shopping at the Africatown Winterfest.