STREETCRED's Jordan, Joe and Sylvia Crawford, Willie Mac Jr and guest co-host Leah Hill open this year’s “Toast To Entrepreneurs” with a lively roll-call highlighting some of Detroit’s most enterprising entrepreneurs, such as beauty product creator Tiffany Nicole Cartwright among others. We also host rapid-fire TALKS with some household names including designer Tracy Reese and NBA favorite Andre Iguodala currently of the Miami Heat and retired vets Al Harrington and C.J. Watson about their off-the-court ventures. We conclude with our signature toast led by spirited guest host Amber Lewis. Here’s a list of times to tap in and toast up:
4:00-4:09 pm We'll introduce a few of our friends from the STREETCRED COMMUNITY and we'll extend opportunities for a few newcomers to unveil bright new business ideas or current ventures right before your very eyes. We'll learn how others got their start, how we all are getting along during the pandemic and how businesses are pivoting for the future. We'll share lots of valuable information. You're invited to share some too. You can even win some prizes while sipping your favorite bubbly during our customary Toast Ups interspersed throughout the day!
4:10-4:24 STREETCRED's Jordan Crawford TALKS with former teammate NBA Golden State Warriors swing man Andre Iguodala, currently with the Miami Heat, about his new bestselling memoir The Sixth Man and building businesses that show us that WE CAN WIN TOO!
4:20-4:34 pm A few more friends from the STREETCRED COMMUNITY and a few newcomers unveil more new business ideas or current ventures. We'll share lots of valuable information. You're invited to share some too. Prize giveaways while sipping bubbly announcing Toast Ups!
4:35-4:49 pm STREETCRED Guest Host & entertainment entrepreneur Leah Hill TALKS with celebrity designer Tracy Reese about her journey from Detroit to New York, around the globe and back again!
4:50-5:04 pm STREETCRED TALKS with former college rival and retired NBA vet C.J. Watson about how he maneuvered through sports along the way to the NBA, ultimately transitioning to his current journey as an entrepreneur and author of the first two books in his new children's book series titled C.J.'s Big Dream and C.J.'s Big Project!
5:05-5:19 pm STREETCRED TALKS with retired NBA vet Al Harrington about his Detroit-based cannabis company, Viola, the obstacles he faced as an industry trailblazer and overcoming them to lead a growing enterprise here in Detroit.
5:20-5:34 pm STREETCRED TALKS with two farming entrepreneurs, Ramel Bradley, principal at App Harvest and Jarrel Howard, CEO at Gold Standard Farms. Bradley’s team uses innovative technology to produce healthy, affordable foods in urban neighborhood settings and the Howard family enterprise is poised to help supply the expanding need for cannabis from their traditional farm.
5:35-5:49 pm STREETCRED's Willie Mac Jr TALKS with serial social entrepreneur and founder of Neighborhood Grocery LLC, Rafa Wright about making a good living doing good in the hood!
5:50-6:00 pm STREETCRED guest host, entrepreneur and social media darling Amber Lewis leads a whole tribe of entrepreneurs and creatives, service providers, event curators and small business advocates to join us as we close out DSW 2020 Toast To Entrepreneurs with our collective champagne "Toast Up" to YOU and your very own startup dream. So bring your own bubbly, prepare to share your dream and we'll all pop some virtual bottles to the future of entrepreneurship in Detroit and around the world!