The Night School (Baltimore Tour Stop)
The Paper Chasers' Tour: Night School Edition introduces millennials, Gen Z and Gen X to business, real estate and investing strategies radically taught experienced faculty who can show and prove results for adult learners across the country!
On March 19, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland, experienced and established faculty members made COMPLEX COTENT...simple for aspiring wealth creators seeking to understand how to become the first or next millionaire in their family!
View the replay and learn from our instructors:
Rashauna Scott - How to Buy a Building
Crystal Warren - How to Start a Vending Machine Business
Armando Pantoja - Intro to Crypto
Kezia M. Williams - Intro to Investing + Web3 + Metaverse
Kezia (@keziamw) is the Chief Executive Officer of The Black upStart – a nationally recognized company serving African-American innovators interested in starting successful and profitable, job creating small businesses. Through the administration of an incubator program, the Black upStart administers a culturally-sensitive, pioneering curriculum that integrates experiential learning methods, lean startup methodology, and business case studies. To date, the organization has trained nearly 500 entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Southern Africa. Black upStart graduates have launched ventures in 12 different states and have been featured on Netflix, ABC’s Shark Tank, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine for their innovative businesses.
Recently, Kezia launched SkillHouseU: Classrooms for the Culture, an online school that provides necessary skills and training for entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Since the launch of SkillHouseU in March 2020, nearly 5,000 people have enrolled in over 22 classes facilitated by 12 recognized financial experts. Her Live-Classrooms sessions regularly reach 100,000+ viewers. With nearly 500,000+ followers on her personal and business Instagram pages, her team’s ability to disrupt traditional notions of education and entrepreneurship for Black wealth creators is purpose work.
Ms. Williams also leads MyBlackReceipt, which is a tech company that launched to track spending at Black owned businesses. In 17 days, she led a team that collected over $7.7 million in receipts from conscious consumers that supported the #MyBlackReceipt “Buy Black” initiative. This is the nation’s first quantifiable initiative designed to measure the impact of consumer activists.
Kezia has been featured by CNN, Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise and Yelp and is regularly a speaker at national conferences and symposiums across the nation. She has also been interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, Black News Network and Cheddar.
Kezia is the proud daughter of Gail Elaine Davis and a native of Richmond, Virginia.
StartIntro+ How to Buy a Multi-Unit (Rashauna Scott) (71:31)
StartStarting a Vending Machine Business (41:50)
Start$1 Homes in Baltimore - Council President Nick Mosby (40:23)
StartIntro to Crypto - Armando Pantoja (54:37)
Start2022 Stock Portfolio + Metaverse - Professor Kezia Williams (52:39)