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Meet Amanda

Amanda Spann is a Chicago-based marketing consultant & app entrepreneur. Sitting at the intersection of product and promotion, she helps brands take their ideas from concept to creation and then build a buzz around them.

Prior to her current roles, Amanda co-founded Tiphub, an impact driven innovation community for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora and the hosts of Diaspora Demo Day, once the largest US-based pitch competition for African led startups. She also served as CMO of Blerdology, a tech social enterprise to support and engage the black tech community and the first organization to host hackathons targeting African-Americans. The company helped to spark interest innovation and assisted minority entrepreneurs build their apps or web-based ventures for little to no cost.

The Florida State and Georgetown grad is a member of the Techstars network and has previously been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, Walker’s Legacy 2016 Power50, Rolling Out’s 25 Women you should know, as one of BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, as well as one of the 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine.