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Disruptors: BIPOC leaders and entrepreneurs changing the game

May 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Epicenter is partnering with UBS to host a discussion on the next generation of BIPOC leaders in Texas. Hear from a diverse array of executives and entrepreneurs disrupting their industries and innovating the future. Our agenda spans the latest on a beloved burger franchise, the future of your makeup, a family-run media enterprise, and more. The conversation will be moderated by award-winning veteran journalist S. Mitra Kalita, who founded two media companies at the height of the pandemic to ensure BIPOC communities are served, supported and centered. The event is free; appetizers and beverages will be served, thanks to our sponsor UBS.


  • René Graham, Founder and CEO, Renzoe Box
  • Jesse Martinez, Founder of Latinx Startup Alliance and Founder & CEO of LSA Global
  • Sonny Messiah-Jiles, Publisher and CEO, Houston Defender Network
  • Nicholas Perkins, CEO, Fuddruckers

Moderated by S. Mitra Kalita, Founder and Publisher of Epicenter-NYC, and CEO of URL Media.