Sherrell Dorsey


Part data and tech journalist, part social entrepreneur, Sherrell is determined to make North Carolina a more inclusive environment for diverse startup founders and technologists.

She’s also the creator of ThePLUG—the first daily tech newsletter covering black innovators and founders in tech.

Say hello: @Sherrell_dorsey

Enovia Bedford

VP of Partnerships

Thriving in a startup environment, Enovia’s entrepreneurial approach to business has lead to a successful twelve-year career in creative fields. Her path started 10+ years ago as a jewelry design assistant that lead to a senior design position and followed with a design director position. Through her fashion career, Enovia has cultivated a knack for marketing, event coordination and corporate sponsorship procurement, including deals with Airbnb, Nomadness Tribe, and others.

Freda Hendley

Press & Community Relations Director

An accomplished business educator and PR consultant with 20+ yrs in the game and a special gift of rich ideas, Freda is the founder of XpoSure Consulting, a public relations firm specializing in successful artist management, small business development, crisis management and media relations. Her journey began with special programs in music entertainment working with Universal Music, MCA, Dreamworks and Interscope.

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