Throughout the month of February, Darden’s Black Business Student Association (BBSA) is hosting several events which are open to prospective and admitted students as part of the Black Business Experience Month conference. This student-led conference aims to bring transformative and diverse perspectives to the Darden community.

These student-hosted events will be a hybrid format, with virtual attendees joining through the webinar function of Zoom. Sign up below to register for the upcoming events:

Black Business Experience Month: Accelerating Your Dreams

Tuesday, 8 February at 1:30 p.m. Eastern


Held in partnership with Darden’s Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital (EVC) club. The session will be feature tips and tricks on following your passion, starting successful ventures and pursuing your interest while working in Corporate America.


Raymond Lambert, Founder, All Jokes Aside
Nancy Twine, Founder, Briogeo Hair Care
Claritza Jiménez, Founder, ColorStock

Black Business Experience Month: Creating Wealth Outside Your Career

Tuesday, 16 February at 1:30 p.m. Eastern


Hosted in partnership with Darden Capital Management. The session will feature tips and tricks on creating additional wealth outside your career. The speakers will cover topics from investing to real estate to operating your own business.


Alex Picou, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Nogie Udevbulu, Head of Index Investment Research, BlackRock
Rob Archer, CEO, CodeBase Coworking
Jullian Harrison, COO Lucrescent Bearing Corporation; COO Wepon Bearing Co., LTD; Co-Founder Harrison & Zhao Associates

Black Business Experience Month: Investing in the Black Community

Tuesday, 22 February at 1:30 p.m. Eastern


Hosted in partnership with the Darden Finance Club, this event will feature his event will feature McKeever “Mac the VC” Conwell II, who founded RareBreed VC, a pre-seed fund that invests in exceptional founders outside of large tech ecosystems.

“For over 40 years, the Black Business Student Association (BBSA) has organized and focused on bringing together the past, present, and future Darden Black identifying communities and partnering with our allies to enrich the experience of the broader community. BBSA develops programs that promote academic excellence, provide safe environments for the discussion of issues around race and culture, promote diversity and inclusion, celebrate our culture, support professional development, offer a forum for social activities and opportunities for participation in community service. The club also communicates and supports relevant initiatives of key offices and organizations within the Darden enterprise such as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Admissions.”

Keep up with highlights of Black Buiness Experience Month on Instagram @DardenMBA and @bbsa.darden.