Welcome to BIZCON 2024

A one-day summit for early-stage entrepreneurs showcasing technology and innovation that promotes transformative business growth.

When: May 11, 2024

Where: San Diego, CA

Knowledge, Connections and More!

Get ready for BIZCON 2024, one of the most eagerly awaited events where the future of technology and innovation takes center stage to support aspiring entrepreneurs, business professionals, and innovators in an educational and inspirational setting. BIZCON 2024 serves as an invaluable platform for both technology professionals and business leaders, offering a comprehensive update on the most recent trends and developments in the industry. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to future-proof your business and make lasting connections.


Join us at the beautiful San Diego Convention Center in Downtown San Diego.

Become a Speaker

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Deadline to submit is 03/15/2024


This event will be filled with other like-minded entrepreneurs, connect, and achieve more!

Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

C.J. Smith

C.J. Smith

Business & Systems Strategist

With 15 years of experience working with government agencies, small to medium-sized companies, and startups, she’s a true expert in leveraging systems and automation to scale revenue and streamline operations. At just 25, C.J. built her first multi-6-figure business, and since then, she’s been dedicated to helping dozens of business owners achieve the same level of success. Going beyond business success; she’s on a personal mission to eliminate the barriers that technology creates for small and minority business owners, empowering them to achieve financial freedom through their ventures.

Dr. LaWana ‘Firyali’ Richmond

Dr. LaWana ‘Firyali’ Richmond

Staff Advisor to the Regents of theUniversity of California

Her focus is project management and process improvement. Her background and experience are an eclectic mix of operations, technology, leadership, and social justice. She is a certified Project Management Professional with degrees in Marketing, Operations, Information Systems,
and Educational Leadership. She is one of the inaugural Chrispeels Fellowship recipients and completed the Joint Doctorate Program in Educational Leadership from UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos.

D’Orin Ayres

D’Orin Ayres

Seasoned Software Developer

A distinguished professional at the age of 38, D’Orin holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, underpinning his profound knowledge and expertise in the realm of technology. D’Orin plays a pivotal role in the implementation of sophisticated point-of-sale software and solutions. Grounded in a deep understanding of the nuanced challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses, D’Orin leverages his technical proficiency to architect solutions that cater to the unique needs of diverse clientele. Beyond his coding prowess, D’Orin is also recognized for his strategic vision and leadership acumen. His role as Director of Software Development allows him to shape the company’s trajectory by influencing business strategies and fostering an environment of innovation.

Odest Riley, Jr.

Odest Riley, Jr.

CEO of WLM Financial

With nearly 15 years of real estate experience and over $225 million in closed transactions, Odest has an ever-expanding service portfolio, ranging from the sale of single family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings, to real estate financing and commercial leasing. His greatest strength is in building lasting relationships with his clients, and providing services that are highly-personalized and customized to meet his client’s specific needs and preferences. Odest’s sterling reputation and diverse professional background often affords him the opportunity to be interviewed and booked as a subject matter expert on such topics as: real estate sales and financing, home-buyer education and training, gentrification and community redevelopment; as well as community relations and public affairs.