Morgan DeBaun, Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc.
Since launching Blavity Inc. in 2014, Morgan DeBaun has led the company to successfully acquire Travel Noire, a travel platform for Black millennials and Shadow And Act, a Black entertainment news site. She has also launched several profitable consumer summits, including Summit 21 for Black women creators and entrepreneurs and Bay Area’s AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders. All while scaling internal operations, raising over 11 million dollars in venture funding.
Morgan is also the founder of M.Roze Essentials, a natural skin care & WorkSmart, an advising program teaching small business owners how to scale their business.
DeBaun graduated top of her class from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education. She was the youngest student body president elected at Wash. U. and is a recipient of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program.