John Salmons is best known as a star college and NBA player, but he has also found success in his post-basketball career as an entrepreneur and investor. Salmons will be the keynote speaker at “Conversation on Entrepreneurship & Business Capital” on the evening of Wednesday, April 26th at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. This free event, sponsored jointly by Philadelphia’s own UPPN and southern California based The Center, will feature a number of lending and investing experts sharing their insights with area entrepreneurs and owners of businesses in all stages of maturity.

As host to many local networking and business events, UPPN has long been a staple of Philadelphia’s professional community. Founded by Sulaiman W. Rahman, whose career has focused on leveraging technology and events to engage, empower, and connect multicultural networks of professionals and entrepreneurs, UPPN aims to provide resources to the next generation of business and civic leaders. Joining as co-host is The Center, a non-profit business coaching and mentoring organization providing services to small businesses particularly those in underserved communities.

Everett K. Sands, CEO of Lendistry, a growing leader among online lenders, will be one of the featured speakers offering expertise on access to capital, responsible lending, and the importance of funding for business growth. “We believe in the power of small business to create jobs, grow local economies, and strengthen communities,” Mr. Sands says of Lendistry. “Our role as lenders is to provide equal access to capital at responsible rates, so every business has a fair chance at success.”

Speakers from New Jersey’s Dun and Bradstreet and a number of other banking institutions and small business resources will also be on hand to discuss issues of funding and answer questions from the audience. Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Philadelphia, NJ, and Delaware region will benefit from this interactive and informative event.  

“Conversation on Entrepreneurship & Business Capital” will offer complimentary wine and light appetizers from 6pm to 6:45pm allowing attendees to network with area entrepreneurs and business owners. The program will begin at 6:45pm. RSVP is required. Please click here for more details and to confirm your attendance.