The Block Report is here! In preparation for our Converting Conversations to Contracts event this Saturday, take a sneak peek at this year’s impressive lineup of speakers, hear from our sponsors, and explore the vendors and booths of diverse-owned businesses that will be present. Join us as we bring together some of the largest businesses and organizations in the region with diverse-owned businesses, creating opportunities for contracting and promoting diversity in the supply chain.
Genesis Block Academy is designed to support early stage startups, community entrepreneurs, diverse owned businesses and local small business owners with the development of sustainable business models. Genesis Block Academy offers three curriculum based training programs; Block Basics, Jumpstart Academy and Wits Begin Incubator. The academy also offers a Digital Learning Campus that can be accessible globally.
Genesis Bridge is a supplier diversity platform providing solutions to simplify sourcing, supply chain management and sustainability reporting. The aim is to streamline the procurement process for large organizations and give diverse owned businesses access to greater transaction opportunities.
Genesis Block is the Hub for Entrepreneurship in southeastern North Carolina. We build inclusive entrepreneurial communities inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs to take their venture to the next level. Genesis Block is the Hub for Entrepreneurship in southeastern North Carolina. We build inclusive entrepreneurial communities, inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs to take their venture to the next level.
Meet the Founders
TRACEY NEWKIRK: Tracey Newkirk is the Co-founder and President of Genesis Block. With 20+ years of experience in corporate America as a Human Resources executive, she has made significant contributions. Tracey started her own Boutique Consulting Firm UNEXO after leaving corporate America. She is dedicated to building a vibrant African American business class in Wilmington. Tracey married Girard Newkirk and together they co-founded Genesis Block, a business development organization. In 2020, she became the Executive Director of the Genesis Block Foundation, providing support to minority business owners. Tracey has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Leaders in Wilmington multiple times. She founded the African American Business Council for the Chamber of Commerce and serves on various boards.
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