The SOAR Experience

1-Day Entrepreneurial Event

Join Bishop T.D. Jakes and his all-star team of thought leaders, investors, and brilliant minds as they uncover invaluable insights about entrepreneurship during this exciting one-day event. Whether you have aspirations of launching the next big tech venture or starting a food service for underserved communities, this transformative experience in Dallas, TX will elevate your thinking for success as an entrepreneur. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to SOAR!

The live portion of this event will take place in Dallas, Texas at The Potters House of Dallas. The SOAR Experience will be shown live and you will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and network at your SATELLITE location.

Build your Vision from the ground up

Watch this video and discover how SOAR! can equip you along your journey as an entrepreneur.

Agenda

9:00 AM
Doors Open

9:00 AM
Business Resource Center & Store Open
Ballroom
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Interview with Bishop T.D. Jakes by Joshua Ellis
Main Auditorium
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Break
Ballroom
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Interview of Entrepreneurs and Funding Sources by Bishop T.D. Jakes
Main Auditorium
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrap Up with Bishop T.D. Jakes
Main Auditorium
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking
Ballroom
6:00 PM
Event Closes

Speakers

 
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Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter's House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas. Named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine and CNN, Jakes' voice reverberates from the world's most prominent stages.

Beyond the pulpit, Jakes is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. His worldwide impact is also felt through high profile conference series, such as MegaFest.  He is also founder of the T.D. Jakes School of Leadership.  T.D. Jakes' reach and presence spans film, television, radio and best-selling books, including the # 1 New York Times bestsellers, Instinct and DESTINY. T.D. Jakes is scheduled to release his upcoming book, SOAR! in October 2017. Married to Serita for more than three decades, he is the father of five and a proud grandfather.

Bishop T.D. Jakes

The Potter's House

 
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Tristan Walker

Prior to founding Walker & Company , Tristan was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Previous to his role at Horowitz, he was the director of business development for Foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. In this role, Tristan managed integrations with large brands and media entities, including American Express, The New York Times, CNN, MTV, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Starbucks. Tristan's recognition includes: USA Today Person of the Year in 2014, Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People list, Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, and Black Enterprise's 40 Next.

He is the founder and chairman of CODE2040, a program that matches the best black and latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships. Tristan holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He currently lives with his wife and son in Palo Alto, California.

Tristan Walker

Founder & CEO Walker & Company Brands

 
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Stephen Hightower

Stephen L. Hightower leads a $300 million business enterprise consisting of five national and international businesses, all providing energy solutions. A self-made entrepreneur since 1979, Mr. Hightower grew his national wholesale fuel supply company into an energy solutions enterprise covering the entire energy value chain, from petroleum supply to energy efficiency and power generation. A seasoned international businessperson since 1983, Mr. Hightower has been active in the development of clean power generation in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a recent focus on South African waste-to-energy projects. He is currently active in oil-related projects in Nigeria and Kenya, and natural gas producing projects in multiple regions around the world.

Hightower serves at the pleasure of the President with two appointments; the Department of Interior, National Park Foundation and Department of Energy, and National Petroleum Council. He received the 2017 WSP Titan Award, 2016 SE Ohio MSDC Legacy Business of the Year Award, and 2014 National MED Week Award, among many others. Visit Black Enterprise to explore more.

Stephen Hightower

 

 
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Josh Ellis

Since 2015, Josh Ellis has managed the editorial vision of the national, entrepreneur-focused newsstand magazine SUCCESS. Ellis has overseen the expansion of the brand, including two hit podcasts, burgeoning social media growth, and audience-centered content. At 31, he is one of the youngest chief editors in the magazine industry. In 2016, he was honored by the magazine industry trade publication Folio as one of its 30 Under 30 most promising young leaders in the field. Under Ellis, the SUCCESS team has been nominated for several industry awards, including back-to-back consideration for Folio's Editorial Team of the Year.

Ellis was appointed to his post after three years as the features editor for SUCCESS. He developed major sections in the magazine, edited features, and wrote cover stories on the diverse sampling of personalities who appeal to SUCCESS readers, including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, entertainer Jamie Foxx, and author/podcaster Tim Ferriss. The 2008 graduate of the highly regarded magazine journalism program at Ole Miss, Ellis studied under the director of the school's Magazine Innovation Center, Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni. Visit SUCCESS today to explore more about Ellis.

Josh Ellis

Editor in Chief of SUCCESS

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About the Experience

 

 "Thriving and growing frequently requires adapting to new conditions, adjusting your flight plan, and even changing course for a new destination."

 – Bishop T.D. Jakes, SOAR! Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

 

Presented by Bishop T.D. Jakes, The SOAR Experience is where entrepreneurs, investors, and those of us who have sat on the runway of opportunity for too long will be cleared for takeoff to reach our destiny. Inspired by Bishop T.D. Jakes' latest book, SOAR! Build Your Vision from the Ground Up, this dynamic one-day event in Dallas, TX is igniting a movement, where budding entrepreneurs are taught how to transform latent dreams into unique realities. It is where they witness the wisdom of blending the practical business acumen of a successful CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach.

This one-day event will equip attendees with invaluable insights about how to develop a solid business plan, how to scale a business with limited resources, and more. Bishop T.D. Jakes and his all-star team of mentors and thought leaders will also debunk myths concerning entrepreneurship that will challenge how you think about investing, marketing, and advertising for your business.

You'll have opportunities to participate in informative workshops, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with Bishop T.D. Jakes. There will also be lenders, funders, and mentors available to set appointments with burgeoning entrepreneurs – just like you.

If you long to maximize your abilities and aptitudes and combine your personal satisfaction with professional fulfillment, then YOU are ready to SOAR!

 

What to Expect

Venue: The Potter's House of Dallas

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Online Registration: Sunday, August 20 through Saturday, October 7, 2017

Registration Cost: $30 per attendee, which includes a complimentary copy of SOAR! (*while supplies last)

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