Featured Kwame Anku Keynote Speaker Visionary Entrepreneur CEO of Black Star Fund
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Tags: Overcoming Adversity / Diversity & Inclusion / Investing & Venture Capital / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Faith & Spirituality / Leadership / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Technology


Kwame Anku is the CEO and Chairman of the Black Star Fund, an early stage innovation fund. Prior to the Black Star Fund, Kwame co-founded and served as Principal of the Black Angel Tech Fund, a pioneering fund that focused on capitalizing Black technology entrepreneurs.

Recently named “One of the Top 25 Black Venture Capitalists to Watch in 2018” by Pitchbook, Kwame has worked extensively in business development and media marketing for over two decades. In September 2018, Kwame was selected to be one of only twenty-one recipients of the prestigious Aspen Ascend Fellowship from The Aspen Institute.

An honors graduate of Stanford University, Kwame has delivered powerful keynote addresses and been a featured speaker at the Google For Entrepreneurs’ Black Wall Street Conference in Durham, The Essence Festival in New Orleans, Culture Shifting Weekend in New York City, The National Black Chamber of Commerce in Washington. D.C., The Ford Freedom Awards in Detroit, the Association of Black Foundation Executives Conference in Napa Valley, and recently at the First Annual Ghana Tech Summit in West Africa.

Kwame has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs including CNN, MSNBC, BBC Worldwide, SiriusXM, & National Public Radio. He has spoken extensively around the United States encouraging diverse audiences to think differently about social inclusion and technology. His work garnered two invitations to the Obama White House to share ideas and best practices with leaders from around the United States. He is a mentor for both the AT&T Aspire Accelerator and Founder Institute Sacramento.

Kwame entered into the tech industry after being personally recruited by the late legendary rock star Prince to develop his mobile app, overseeing business and development teams on Africa, Asia, and the US. He later went on to serve as the National Director of Strategic Development for the Prince-inspired #YesWeCode initiative, where he developed corporate and media partnerships with NBC Universal, Comcast, Ford Motor Company Fund, ESSENCE magazine, Alabama Power, The City of Oakland, The City of Detroit, The City of Birmingham & Google.

Kwame serves on the Board of Regents for North Central University, on the board of directors for Operation iDream in Zambia, the startup tech firm, Bandwagon and on the Advisory Board for the Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State University.


For Entrepreneurs Only: Learning the Investor Language

Kwame goes in-depth into his signature “5 Pillars of the Pitch” so entrepreneurs can understand the language investors speak and be successful at raising capital.

From The Brink of Death

Kwame dives into a deeply personal and moving testimony of miraculous breakthrough in recovery after collapsing in the Emergency Room and his family being informed he had less than 12 hours to live.  

True Power: Transcending Race, Transcending Politics

Kwame challenges the audience to see how frameworks of opposition to the various “isms” can often be as obstructive to progress is the “isms” themselves. Kwame offers a fresh 21st century human-centered spiritually focused framework to sees our world, its challenges and ourselves in a new way.

Life Lessons I Learned from Prince

Kwame shares humorous and poignant personal stories about his time spent working with the legendary rock star Prince.

The Revolution Is Here: How Black Innovation and Investing is Transforming The World

Kwame chronicles the latest trends in investing and transformative startups in the US & Africa suggesting that global & historical inequities of several millennia can be corrected by 2040.

Raising the Change We Want to See

Kwame shares his powerful and inspirational vision of a future beyond the plagues of society through how we raise our children to be the leaders and builders of the New Global Society.