Keeping Up With YPN: February 2015 Edition | Meet Our Board, Upcoming Events, Black Tech Week, and more

Posted:  February 13th, 2015 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

KEEPING UP WITH YPN: In This Issue (February 13, 2015)

(1) Meet YPN’s 2015 Executive Board
(2) Upcoming YPN Events
(3) YPN Spotlight Accepting Submissions
(4) Soledad O’Brien’s Black in America Miami Tour – February 25
(5) Miami Herald Business Plan Bootcamp – February 18
(6) Black Tech Week – February 23 – 28
(7) Honey Shine Mentoring 5K Walk/Run – March 7

Meet YPN’s 2015 Executive Board

Take a L.E.A.P. with YPN Miami in this new year and get ready for a dynamic programming year of professional development, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and social networking events to help our members grow and impact our community. Get to know YPN’s Executive Board, and help us serve you better as a member.

Click to read our President’s message to you.

Upcoming YPN Events

Stay tuned for more details.

2/23: YPN/Black Tech Week Pitch competition @ EcoTech Visions

2/24: YPN/Black Tech Week Pitch competition @ Lab Miami

3/12: YPN Kick Ball Game @ Morningside park
3/26: YPN Networking Mixer & Membership Drive

YPN Spotlight Accepting Submissions

We love to shine the spotlight on young professionals climbing the ladder of success. The YPN website features a new Spotlight every week and can be viewed on our YPN Spotlight page.

Interested in being spotlighted? Submit your info at

Soledad O’Brien’s Black in America Miami Tour Wed, February 25

YPN Miami is joining FIU’s Student Government Association for award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien’s Black in America 2015 Tour, which gathers academics and experts, students, and community members of all races and politics to discuss their personal stories of how policing impacts their lives. The award-winning journalist and philanthropist presents a detailed examination of the facts behind community policing, racial profiling, controversial crime reduction tactics, and arrest quotas.

Free with RSVP at

Soledad O’Brien Black in America
Wednesday, February 25, 6PM

Florida International University
Wolfe University Center Ballroom 244
3000 NE 151 St, North Miami

Miami Herald Business Plan BootcampWed, February 18

It’s that time of year for the 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for a chance at valuable media exposure as well as connections to investors, advisors, and successful entrepreneurs. Winners are profiled in the Miami Herald. For more info about the Business Plan Challenge, visit

In preparation for the Business Plan Challenge, the Miami Herald is hosting a free bootcamp to learn the basics of writing a short business plan from a panel of leading entrepreneurs/investors. You do not have to be entering the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge to attend the bootcamp.


Miami Herald Business Plan Bootcamp
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave
Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd floor

Register here:

Black Tech WeekFebruary 23 – 28

Black Tech Week was established by Code Fever to celebrate innovators of color and accelerate Miami with with innovation, creativity, and technology that stretches the trajectory of our community as the gateway to Africa and the Diaspora.

During this exciting week organizations, community partners, startups, and tech companies will be hosting events to highlight tech innovation and diversity across the globe. Black Tech Week serves as the platform to acknowledge, celebrate, and support innovative thought provoking conversations and content by people of color. With the proliferation of social networks, wearable technology, mobile, technology tools, and social connections, our generation holds the keys to change the world, and it has never been as accessible as it is today.

For info/registration:


Honey Shine Mentoring 5K Run/WalkMarch 7

Join YPN Miami as we support Honey Shine’s Mentoring Program for a 5K Run/Walk in honor of Women’s History Month. Honey Shine was founded by Tracy Wilson Mourning as a mentoring program for young girls.

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