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Meet The Judges


Alfred Edmond Jr.

rsVP/Executive Editor-at-Large, Black Enterprise

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is writer, co-producer and host of Black Enterprise’s video interview series, including Your Money, Your Life and Beyond The Hype, delivered via Facebook Live, LinkedIN, Twitter and YouTube, in addition to A former chief content officer for Black Enterprise, Edmond also spent 13 years as the chief editor of Black Enterprise Magazine, and was the first editor-in-chief of An award-winning multi-media journalist and widely recognized expert on business and economic trends, entrepreneurship, and personal finance, Edmond is an accomplished public speaker, moderator and live-event interviewer. He appears regularly as a guest expert/commentator on national television, radio and podcasts. 




Alfred Edmond Jr. on Social Media:

Instagram: @alfrededmondjr

Twitter: @alfrededmondjr

Facebook: /alfrededmondjr

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Mo Brown

 Multi-media Entertainer and Founder, SugaProductions

Mo Brown (a.k.a. Mo Brown Suga) is a host, actor, voice-over & recording artist, film Director/Producer for Suga Productions, as well as a content creator and screen writer. Mo Brown has worked with a variety of industry leading brands including Essence, Samsung, HBO, Black Enterprise, Cinemax, Trojan, Covergirl, Mic Check Wednesdays, WeTV and more. Brown can be found on stage, on television, in commercials and on radio broadcasts, and has toured with The Classical Theater OfHarlem. In true serial entrepreneur fashion, Brown is in production for Season 2 of the series Mo Brown’s Bodega, and has launched a natural health care brand, Mo Body Butter. 




Mo Brown on Social Media:

Instagram: @MoBrownSuga

Facebook: /MoBrownSuga

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Malla Haridat 

Founder & CEO,The New Designs for Life Training Company

Malla Haridat is an award-winning entrepreneurship coach/strategist. As the founder and CEO of New Designs for Life, she is a nationally recognized expert and has trained over 7,000 participants. Haridat has traveled extensively throughout the United States working in partnership with companies developing creative solutions for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Her company was awarded the New York City Small Business Award of the Year. Haridat has been featured in media including The New York Times, Black Enterprise, Inc, Fox Small Business, Huff Post and ABC.  




Malla Haridat on Social Media:

Instagram: @mharidat

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 Engineer, Executive Director, 


Harry Kennedy is an Electrical Engineer. In addition, he is the founder and executive director of HAKing Innovation, a STEAM-based 501c3 providing workshops and paid internships in order to create a community based on technical design. 




Harry Kennedy on Social Media:

Instagram: @hakinginnovation

Twitter: @hakingi

Facebook: /HAKingInnovation


Brian Williams

Managing Partner, Wayne and Reed

Brian AM Williams is the founder of Wayne and Reed, a technology startup studio focused on curated innovations in blockchain, AI, and cross platform mobile.  Williams is a full stack developer that attended Purdue University's honors engineering program where he graduated in industrial engineering.  He is also a graduate of The University of Texas - McCombs School of Business MBA program.  While at Texas, Williams became a venture fellow, exposing him to the inner workings of the Austin Texas venture capital ecosystem.  Williams is the founder of Purchase Black, a former ecommerce platform focused on thousands of high quality products from select Black-owned businesses online.  




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