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Morgan DeBaun        

Co-Founder & CEO of Blavity

Morgan DeBaun is an entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Blavity, a website created by and for black millennials.

DeBaun began her career working on product management and business development at Intuit. She decided to leave her corporate job so she could be more connected to the world around her, and also believed that she and other black millennials were not properly represented by mainstream media. As a result, she co-founded Blavity with Aaron Samuels in 2014 featuring content created by and for young black Americans, including subjects such as the Black Lives Matter movement and protests of the National Anthem. Blavity receives several million unique visitors each month.

In 2016, DeBaun launched a Blavity conference specifically for black women, EmpowerHer. Her company Blavity also launched AfroTech, the largest tech conference in Silicon Valley for African American startup founders, designers, engineers and operators.

In September 2017, Blavity acquired Travel Noire, which offers traveling tips and guidance for black millennials, and in 2018, she founded M. Rose Essentials, a natural skincare and lifestyle brand for Black women.

Morgan was named to Forbes 30 under 30, Linkedin's Next Wave, The Root top 100 most influential Black Americans and has been profiled in Essence Magazine, Forbes, and many more.

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As a media and tech entrepreneur, speaker and branding strategist, Morgan’s expertise is in 3 spaces: Digital Media, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

She presents on topics related to tech equity, scaling a business, digital branding, raising venture funding, diversity in media, online advocacy/activism, and more. Sharing her experience creating Blavity and digital analysis has taken her to speak at the White House (Disclaimer:Obama era…), TechCrunch, and Forbes.

She has also worked with brands like Chase, Mastercard, Adidas, Nike, Shea Moisture, Google and Intel to speak directly to her community on social media.

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