By bmorenews - (BALTIMORE – August 2, 2017) – Longtime Bmorenews supporter and strategic partner Alexis Coates will be leading a workshop tomorrow on how to market to millennials at Blacktechpreneur: The Intersection of Business & Technology at the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center at Morgan State University’s Graves School of Business (4100 Hillen Rd. in the Northwood Shopping Center, Room 104). Set for 12:30 to 1 pm, this intense session with Coates will feature 30 minutes of some insightful information on ‘how it’s done’ from a guy who knows both business and IT.
This event (10a-2p) commemorates the 15th year of service for Bmorenews. RSVP to www.blacktechpreneur.eventbrite.com.
Who is Alexis?
Alexis Coates is the father of three wonderful children and the founder of BlackBusinessReview.net. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Alexis grew up in the inner city in a stable, close-knit environment with his parents and siblings. He is a serial entrepreneur, community leader and businessman who is committed to building legacy businesses for his family and community.
After attending college and playing professional basketball internationally, Alexis knew he wanted to go into business for himself. His first company was in the telecommunications industry. With that company, he got his first big break in business by winning a city government IT contract. During the process of competing and ultimately winning government contracts, Alexis learned first-hand the necessity of building strong relationships and partnerships in business.
These lessons served Alexis well as he went on to build innovative companies in the technology sector, where he raised multiple six-figure investments for educational technology and software development. Because of his creative approach to connecting teachers, students and parents, Alexis saw his first company’s technology integrated into public school districts. His achievements in the Edtech sector are among the highlights of his entrepreneurial life.
Alexis has been recognized as a leader in education and served a term as board chair of the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore, MD. He has also been honored in business by awards including Product of the Year for his educational software, Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record, Business Leader of the Year by BMORE Media among many others.
As founder of BlackBusinessReview.net, Alexis is building the premier news portal for business and political news impacting Black people around the world. The BlackBusinessReview™ brand is also planning golfing and women in leadership events to help Black business leaders meet, connect and develop business opportunities.
Alexis credits his success to living by the mantra – ‘Never quit no matter how hard it gets; success is just around the corner.’