Aerial M Ellis

  • Emerging among the brightest in the industry, Aerial has shaped Urbane Imagery to become a lead agency in public relations for emerging companies and entrepreneurs. With a growing commitment to startups in the technology space, she has led social brand awareness and online media relations strategies for web, mobile, entertainment technology startups to include Beat Kangz Electronics and LL Cool J’s BoomDizzle.

    Clients have trusted her distinct ability to align partnerships with giants such as Burger King, NBA and BET and enhance their public image through media coverage with outlets such as Black Web 2.0., Inc. Magazine, USA Today, and BBC.
    Aerial has been recognized nationally as of one of PR News’ 15-to-Watch, an award honoring young dynamic PR practitioners across the country under the age of 30, and was named as one of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 for her community and philanthropic involvement.
    Aerial teaches PR and new media courses at Lipscomb University and mentors minority business owners in the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs program.
    A native of Memphis, Aerial holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, both in mass communication.
  • New York

    August 15, 2013

    The conference will feature guest speakers sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment stategies, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup.

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  • Conference program


    • August 15, 2013
      • 9:00 am - 9:50 amCheck In
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
      • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmListening to your Users and Finding Your First True Fans
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
      • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pmBreakout Sessions/Startup Clinic