2019 Speakers

Morgan DeBaun

Since launching Blavity Inc. in 2014, Morgan DeBaun has led the company to successfully acquire Travel Noire, a travel platform for Black millennials, and Shadow And Act, a Black entertainment news site. She launched several profitable consumer summits, including Summit 21, the largest influencer conference for Black women, and the Bay Area’s AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders. Additionally, Morgan helped scale internal operations, raising over 9 million dollars in venture funding and building a team of over 75 employees and 100 contractors nationwide. Morgan is also the founder of M. Roze Essentials, a natural skin care product company, and WorkSmart, an advising program that teaches small business owners how to scale their business.

Morgan graduated top of her class from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education. She was the youngest student body president elected at Washington University and is a recipient of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program.