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BLACK ENTERPRISE CALLS INVENTORS AND CREATIVE THINKERS TO ENTER THE 2014 INNOVATION SLAM

A COMPETITION TO BE HELD DURING THE FIRST PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE FROM NOVEMBER 6-8 AT THE EDEN ROC MIAMI BEACH

September 17, 2014, New York, New York – Are you an entrepreneur or inventor sitting on the next big idea? Black Enterprise magazine and the Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference (PlungeCon) have teamed up to create the Innovation Slam – a competition designed to provide national exposure for people with revolutionary ideas in an effort to help bring their products and/or services to market. The deadline to submit is October 6, 2014.

Up to four finalists will be selected to present their high- or low-tech innovations before a diverse audience of Plunge attendees, including business experts, thought leaders and tastemakers from a cross section of industries. The audience will provide constructive feedback designed to help participants fine-tune their product and/or pitch. One winner will be chosen and awarded the opportunity to be featured on the “All Access” page of Black Enterprise magazine and BlackEnterprise.com, which garners more than 4 million media impressions and audience views. Participants in the Innovation Slam will also benefit from exposure to Plunge’s high-level network of attendees.

Black Enterprise is proud to host Innovation Slam at Plunge. We have always believed that creativity and innovation have and will always be the drivers in the advancement of business and society as a whole. Plunge offers a powerful venue to discover and showcase the next big ideas from the next generation of innovators before an audience of some of our nation’s most brilliant, accomplished individuals. Those who seek to share their latest product and service should enter to gain feedback and a shot of national exposure through BE’s multimedia platforms,” said Derek D. Dingle, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief of Black Enterprise.

To apply for the Innovation Slam at the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference, please log onto http://PlungeCon.com/agenda/#INNOVATION-SLAM by October 6, 2014 and also visit www.PlungeCon.com for more information about the Conference.

The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is a multicultural networking event showcasing extraordinary people credited with groundbreaking work in the arts, entertainment and sports, lifestyle, media and technology. The three-day event will include inspiring talks, culture classes, networking sessions and the Innovation Slam programmed to be both intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. The conference is produced by Backdrop (the tourism consulting arm of Film Life, Inc.) with support from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

About Film Life
Film Life, Inc., is a multifaceted entertainment company headquartered in New York City. The company was founded in 2001 by Jeff Friday, its current CEO. The company’s operations center on event production, developing innovative content across all forms of media and providing strategic advisory services to a wide range of corporations in the entertainment, tourism and consumer product industries.

About Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise, your ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, Black Enterprise magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. Black Enterprise is the definitive source of information for and about African American business leaders, personal finance, careers and small business. Visit www.blackenterprise.com for more information.

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.

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