Brian A.M. Williams is a leading technologist, businessman, and expert in the space of African American small business and ecommerce. He is the founder of PurchaseBlack.com, an African American focused ecommerce platform which sold high quality products from Black owned businesses from 2012 through 2017. Prior, Brian obtained his MBA from top ranked University of Texas – McCombs School of Business where he conducted extensive research on African American businesses, consumers, and organizations. Brian also worked in the angel/venture capital early stage investments space evaluating start up companies, observing dozens of high quality pitches and learning how start up investing operates from the inside. Brian is the winner of multiple pitch competitions, and is a coach to local, regional, and national pitch competition winners using his method of constructing a complete pitch. Brian is an industrial engineer from Purdue University, an MLT fellow, Consortium Fellow, Venture Fellow, and web developer. You can connect to Brian at www.BrianAMWilliams.com.