AEO sponsors or co-sponsors several events each year. Some are roundtables with a small group focused on a particular topic, and some are large national multi-day conferences with several hubdred attendees from across the country. All have a singular goal: to help underserved entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and make a positive impact on their families, communities, and the national economy.

Innovation Hub Conference

February 2019

Washington, DC

This convening kicked off AEO’s Innovation Hub model and introduced our partnership with GoDaddy to create the Digital Presence for All cohort.

AEO National Conference

May 2018

Detroit, MI

This event, with over 500 attendees, introduced several transformational initiatives, including myWay to Credit and the Tapestry Project.

Future Youth Startup Summit (FYSS)

September 2017

Washington, DC

Part of AEO’s SmallTalk series, this roundtable focused on helping entrepreneurs and community activists inspire business ownership in young people in order to transform their lives.