The BIG All-Star Experience

Connect. Network. Inspire.

Business Inside the Game (BIG) is a series of highly-curated summits, workshops and immersive experiences that explore how to create and solve real business and social enterprise impact. BIG assembles a network of thought-leaders, industry experts and rising stars from diverse backgrounds to connect, learn, and engage in dynamic environments.


FEB 13 | Party starts at 7pm
  • Opening Party with sounds by DJ Spinz
  • Flight Club’s 1st Chicago Pop-up
  • Goat Gallery
FEB 14 | 1pm – 7pm
  • Panels featuring speakers: Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner,  Javale McGee from the LA Lakers, Diallo Marvel from Beats, Jordan Wolosky, COO of AG Artists, Khadine Bennett from the ACLU, and more
  • S.L.i.C live stream and podcast with NBA players, speakers, and investors
  • Live streaming on Twitch
  • VIP dinner (invite only)
FEB 15 | 1pm – 6pm
  • BIG SPECIAL PANEL:  Baron Davis & Special Guest
  • Featuring speakers include Ras Brothers from the Remix Project, Marisol Hernandez, Isiah Thomas and more 
  • Flight Club Pop-up & Gallery
  • S.L.i.C live streaming and podcast with NBA players, speakers, and investors
  • Live streaming on Twitch
  • Rooftop after party at 9pm

The Schedule

1:00 - 1:20 PMTip OffBaron DavisJavale McGee, NBA LA Lakers Basketball Player
1:30 - 1:50 PMFireside ChatBaron DavisChris Paul, NBA All Star, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur and NBPA President
1:55 - 2:35 PMIndustry Innovators: New Blood & New Ideas that are Pushing Their Industry ForwardStephanie ChuangJim DeCicco, Super Coffee CEO, Kez Reed, JUGLIFE Co-founder, Javale McGee, LA Lakers Basketball Player, Jacob Horne, Product Manager at Coinbase, Isa Watson, Founder of Squad
2:40 - 3:05 PMThe Art of Life: An Exploration of How Art is Innovating the Branding WorldBaron DavisHebru Brantley, Creator, Jordan Wolosky, COO at AG, Diallo Marvel, Global Creative Director, Beats By Dre
3:10 - 4:00 PMTech & Tenacity: Changing the Justice System Inside OutKhadine BennettMarcus Bullock, Founder of Flikshop, Rahul Sidhu, CEO of SPIDR Tech
4:10 - 5:00 PMA New Lens: How Storytelling is Changing through Media & Technological EvolutionsStephanie ChuangTomàs Puig, CEO of Alembic; Managing Dir of Test Kitchen Venture Capital, Ant Taylor, Founder & CEO of LYTE, Jeron Smith, Co-Founder, Unanimous Media, Jaeson Ma, CEO, East West Ventures: Co-Founder, 88 Rising; Principal Triller, Richard Schatzberger, Founder of Roam
5:15 - 5:45 PMLegends LoungeAhiza Garcia HodgesAdam Silver, NBA Commissioner, Baron Davis, Founder of BIG
6:00 - 6:50 PMTurning a New Leaf: How Cannabis Can Help Social EnterpriseStephanie ChuangTahira Rehmatullah, Investor and Adviser in Cannabis,Al Harrington, Founder of Viola, Jon Bradford, CEO, CBDEE; Co-Founder, Colab, Paul Stewart, Assistant Deputy Mayor of Chicago
1:30 - 2:00 PMFireside ChatBaron DavisMetta World Peace, Former NBA Champion, Coach of NBA G League
2:00 - 2:30 PMLegends LoungeAhiza Garcia-HodgesBaron Davis, & Guest
2:40 - 3:10 PMPhilosophy of Investing: How Your Life and Belief System can Create WealthStephanie ChuangGail Perry-Mason, Senior Director of Investments, Oppenheimer & Co Inc., Chris Hill, PerkSpot Founder, Gayatri Sarkar, Partner at HYPE Capital, Marisol Hernandez, Responsible Investing and Quant Specialist, Head of Asset Owners, PRI
3:15 - 3:45 PMFireside ChatBaron DavisMichele Roberts, Executive Director of NBPA
3:55 - 4:30 PMThe Business of Disruption: How the Ability to Pivot Can Pave New LanesStephanie ChuangNan Wang, Founder of the Sleeper App, Alan "Ras" Brothers, Executive Director, Remix Project, Lori Fena, Co-founder, Personal Digital Spaces, Ian Williams, Founder of Deadstock Coffee, Ryan Bukstein, Vice President of Brand, Ace Hotel Group / Atelier Ace, Zack Weiner, Co-Founder of Overtime
4:40 - 5:10 PMMore Than A Buzzword: How Diversity & Inclusion is Profitable in BusinessStephanie ChuangRick Wade, Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Candace Moore, Chicago’s 1st Chief Equity Officer, Renee Bobb, Philanthropist, Author, Regional Executive Director Bunker Labs, Isiah Thomas, Legendary Sports Icon, Businessman, Philanthropist
* Speakers subject to change.

The Speakers

    Khadine Bennett Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs, ACLU

      Dr. Zachary K. Blumkin Clinical Director, Columbia Day Program

        Renee Bobb Philanthropist, Author, Regional Executive Director Bunker Labs

          Hebru Brantley Creator

            Alan “Ras” Brothers Executive Director, Remix Project

              Jon Bradford CEO, CBDEE & Co-Founder of Colab

                Ryan Bukstein Vice President of Brand, Ace Hotel Group / Atelier Ace

                  Stephanie Chuang Founder of The Patient Story

                    Jim DeCicco CEO, Super Coffee

                      Lori Fena Co-Founder, Personal Digital Spaces (PDS)

                        Al Harrington Founder of Viola Inc.

                          Marisol Hernandez Responsible Investing and Quant Specialist, Head of Asset Owners, PRI

                            Chris Hill Founder + Angel Investor

                              Ahiza Garcia-Hodges Reporter, NBC

                                Jacob Horne Product Manager, Coinbase

                                  Jaeson Ma CEO East West Ventures, Co-founder 88rising, Stampede Ventures, Co-Owner Triller

                                    Gail Perry-Mason Senior Director of Investments, Oppenheimer & Co Inc.

                                      Diallo Marvel Global Creative Director, Beats By Dre

                                        Jelani McCoy SLiC, Executive Producer

                                          JaVale McGee NBA Player for LA Lakers

                                            Candace Moore Chief Equity Officer, City of Chicago

                                              Chris Paul NBA All Star, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur and NBPA President

                                                Tomás Puig Founder CEO, Alembic Technologies, Inc.

                                                  Gayatri Sarkar Managing Partner, Hype Capital

                                                    Kez Reed Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

                                                      Tahira Rehmatullah Investor and Adviser in Cannabis

                                                        Michele A. Roberts Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

                                                          Rahul Sidhu Co-Founder and CEO of SPIDR Tech

                                                            Richard Schatzberger Founder, ROAM

                                                              Paul Stewart Assistant Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

                                                                Adam SIlver Commissioner, National Basketball Association

                                                                  Ant Taylor Founder and CEO, Lyte, Inc.

                                                                    Isiah Thomas Businessman, Legendary Sports Icon, Philanthropist

                                                                      Jeron Smith CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, UNANIMOUS MEDIA

                                                                        Rick Wade Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

                                                                          Nan Wang CEO, Sleeper

                                                                            Isa Watson Founder, Squad

                                                                              Zack Weiner Co-founder, Overtime

                                                                                Ian Williams Founder, Deadstock Coffee

                                                                                  Jordan Wolosky COO and General Manager for AG Artists

                                                                                    Ray Young Manager, SLiC

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