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Thank you for your interest in speaking at the Hustle 2 Business Expo!


Below is information regarding what to expect during the speaker approval process for the Hustle 2 Business Expo.

Our content team curates speakers for an educational opportunity based on a combination of research, recommendations, input from advisory boards, and speaker proposals. We summon our editorial power, combined knowledge, and industry expertise to create impactful educational speaking opportunities to help grow and contribute to the success of entrepreneurship in the black community.

Hustle 2 Business's primary audience consists of new and experienced black-owned business professionals working in all industries. We aim to provide educational content that is compelling, timely, relevant, and interesting to this audience.

Please note:

  • Due to the number of speaker proposals we receive, you will only hear from our team if we have follow-up questions or you are invited to participate as a guest speaker.

  • We select speakers and on a rolling basis for each expo.

  • Proposals sent to individual emails outside of the proposal process may not be answered.

  • Speakers should not give sales pitches during the speaking engagement, and may not hand out marketing materials or product samples to the audience. (Educational worksheets/session summaries and resources are okay). 

  • We do not provide audience contact information. If you are a speaker at Expo, you may ask your audience for business cards/request to personally connect with them after speaking engagement. 

  • The Hustle 2 Business Expo does not offer payment for speakers. 

  • Sponsorship of H2B Expos does not include speaking. Editorial decision-making and content creation are separate from any sponsorship opportunities.

  • If you are a speaker interested in sponsorship or would like to host your own education session for your industry, please select a Sponsor Membership to receive a sponsorship package to get started. 


Each speaker will receive the following:  


  • The vendor fee is waived.

  • (1) one 6ft standard table, (2) two chairs. 

  • (1) one event lanyard.

  • (1) one free entry pass for press/videographer/media representative. Please have your representative review our Photo & Video Policy and complete the press registration form. 

  • We often record and make content available to speakers either live or post-show. As a speaker, your session will be recorded and photographed.  

  • Logos added to promotional items and event branding. We encourage speakers to take photos with vendors and the public that attend the discussion, there will be a photographer on-site to facilitate photography. 

  • (1) one edited photo of the speaker's table and the speaker, (1) one edited group photo of all speaker(s), and all unedited photos that include the speaker.

  • Hourly broadcast from the Dj directing the public to the speaker's vendor table.

  • Early check-in during vendor check-in. 


Speaking Engagement Inclusions: 


  • A Q&A session with the speaker

  • BAE (Business And Entrepreneur) Award presentation for the speaker

  • Audience Q&A session

  • Photo Ops

  • Duration: 30-45 minutes

  • Host: Joi and JurellTheNew

Needed From Speakers:

  • Full body 4k photo for promotional flyers

  • Business logo

  • A short bio write up for the speaker's intro

  • Selection of a song that the speaker will be introduced to

  • Zoom conference with H2B Host and the DJ to discuss specific prior to the expo. 

If you have any questions, please contact our team at


Thank you,

Hustle 2 Business Content Team