Urban League Entrepreneur Power Luncheon To Feature Dr. Randal Pinkett

Monday, March 19, 2018

This year’s keynote speaker for the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga 5th Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon will be Dr. Randall Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners. EPL is a fiscally charged business luncheon designed to empower Chattanooga’s small, minority and women-owned business owners and entrepreneurs, said officials. 

Dr. Pinkett is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and scholar, and as voice for his generation in business and technology. BCT Partners is a multimillion-dollar management consulting, research and evaluation, information technology, and data analytics firm headquartered in Newark, NJ.

Dr. Pinkett has received numerous awards for business and technology excellence including the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s Beacon Award, the National Society of Black Engineers’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the National Urban League’s Business Excellence Award.  He has been featured on nationally televised programs such as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Nightline and CNN.  

Dr. Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business and No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash and co-author of Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness, which was named one of “The Best Books of 2010.”  He holds five degrees including: a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University; a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in England; and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Ph.D. from MIT.  He was the first and only African-American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University. He was inducted to the Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as a former high jumper, long jumper, sprinter and captain of the men’s track and field team. 

The luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.


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