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EVENTS

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Black and African American Partner Growth initiative events calendar

Thursday, October 21

BAAPGI cohort opportunities:
BizApps Journey Workshop
Black Channel Partner Alliance MSP Accelerator

Choose your partner acceleration pathway. Take a deep dive into the world of BizApps through the BizApp Journey Workshop. Increase your understanding of the platform, the Azure Marketplace, and AppSource as you put yourself on a path to increase your sales.
Alternatively, Manage Service providers can join the Black Channel Partner Alliance's MSP Accelerator. Push your business to new heights with a community of like-minded professionals, and create impact for your business and your community.

Register now
Thursday, October 28 Initiative 101 + Ask Me Anything: Microsoft Partner Network Resources Joining the Microsoft Partner Network opens up a world of  unique opportunities and resources. Learn how more about all that is available to you as a Microsoft Partner and enrollee of the Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative.  Learn more
Friday, October 29 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover sales plays and industries. (Max attendees: 50) Register now
Thursday, November 4 Go-to-market resources deep dive

Not a marketer by trade? We’ve got you covered. Take a deep dive into the go-to-market resources that are made available to you exclusively as a member of the Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative. Learn how to leverage key tools, resources and content to ensure you’re putting your best marketing foot forward.

Register now
Thursday, November 11 Navigating the Partner community with Partner Development Managers

Partner Development Managers are a key resource within the Microsoft Partner Network to help you grow your business. Learn  tips and tricks to navigating MPN in order to increase sales and revenue from three of our top PDMs. 

Register now
Thursday, November 18 Microsoft Ecosystem Opportunity panel Microsoft employees provide candid perspectives on the value of the Microsoft Partner Network. Learn more about available opportunities and how to get the most out of MPN relationships and resources.   Register now
Friday, November 19 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover sales plays and industries. (Max attendees: 50)  Register now
Thursday, December 2 Partner community: Who you should know Growing your business isn’t always about what you know, it’s also about who you know. Learn about the communities of partners within the ecosystem who are dedicated to working together toward shared success and creating Partner-to-partner opportunities Register now
Friday, December 3 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem Join the  Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover go-to-market resources and offerings. (Max attendees: 50) Register now
Thursday, December 9 Financial management and capital programs Microsoft is committed to providing access to capital for our Black and African American partners. Join us to learn more about the new partner capital fund.  Register now
Friday, December 10
We’re listening Throughout the Black Partner Growth Initiative workshop series, we shared insights about how to navigate the initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network. Now it’s your turn. Join this session to tell us what’s working, what could be improved, and how we can support you on your partner journey. We’re all ears.  Registration coming soon
Friday, January 14, 2022 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. This month he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs . (Max attendees: 50) Register now
Friday, January 28, 2022 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs. (Max attendees: 50)

Register now
Friday, February 11, 2022 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs.  (Max attendees: 50) 

Register now
Friday, February 25, 2022 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs. Register now
Thursday, October 21

BAAPGI cohort opportunities:
BizApps Journey Workshop
Black Channel Partner Alliance MSP Accelerator

Thursday, October 28
Initiative 101 + Ask Me Anything: Microsoft Partner Network Resources
Friday, October 29
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Thursday, November 4
Go-to-market resources deep dive
Thursday, November 11
Navigating the Partner community with Partner Development Managers
Thursday, November 18
Microsoft Ecosystem Opportunity panel
Friday, November 19
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Thursday, December 2
Partner community: Who you should know
Friday, December 3
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Thursday, December 9
Financial management and capital programs
Friday, December 10
We’re listening
Friday, January 14, 2022
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Friday, January 28, 2022
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Friday, February 11, 2022
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Friday, February 25, 2022
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem
Thursday, October 21

Choose your partner acceleration pathway. Take a deep dive into the world of BizApps through the BizApp Journey Workshop. Increase your understanding of the platform, the Azure Marketplace, and AppSource as you put yourself on a path to increase your sales.
Alternatively, Manage Service providers can join the Black Channel Partner Alliance's MSP Accelerator. Push your business to new heights with a community of like-minded professionals, and create impact for your business and your community.

Thursday, October 28
Joining the Microsoft Partner Network opens up a world of  unique opportunities and resources. Learn how more about all that is available to you as a Microsoft Partner and enrollee of the Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative. 
Friday, October 29
Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover sales plays and industries. (Max attendees: 50)
Thursday, November 4

Not a marketer by trade? We’ve got you covered. Take a deep dive into the go-to-market resources that are made available to you exclusively as a member of the Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative. Learn how to leverage key tools, resources and content to ensure you’re putting your best marketing foot forward.

Thursday, November 11

Partner Development Managers are a key resource within the Microsoft Partner Network to help you grow your business. Learn  tips and tricks to navigating MPN in order to increase sales and revenue from three of our top PDMs. 

Thursday, November 18
Microsoft employees provide candid perspectives on the value of the Microsoft Partner Network. Learn more about available opportunities and how to get the most out of MPN relationships and resources.  
Friday, November 19
Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover sales plays and industries. (Max attendees: 50) 
Thursday, December 2
Growing your business isn’t always about what you know, it’s also about who you know. Learn about the communities of partners within the ecosystem who are dedicated to working together toward shared success and creating Partner-to-partner opportunities
Friday, December 3
Join the  Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover go-to-market resources and offerings. (Max attendees: 50)
Thursday, December 9
Microsoft is committed to providing access to capital for our Black and African American partners. Join us to learn more about the new partner capital fund. 
Friday, December 10
Throughout the Black Partner Growth Initiative workshop series, we shared insights about how to navigate the initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network. Now it’s your turn. Join this session to tell us what’s working, what could be improved, and how we can support you on your partner journey. We’re all ears. 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. This month he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs . (Max attendees: 50)
Friday, January 28, 2022

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs. (Max attendees: 50)

Friday, February 11, 2022

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs.  (Max attendees: 50) 

Friday, February 25, 2022
Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings. During this discussion he’ll cover co-selling, partner field integration, and solution area programs.
Thursday, October 21
Thursday, October 28
Friday, October 29
Thursday, November 4
Thursday, November 11
Thursday, November 18
Friday, November 19
Thursday, December 2
Friday, December 3
Thursday, December 9
Friday, December 10
Registration coming soon
Friday, January 14, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022

Past events

Friday, September 24 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem  The September 24 Black Partner Growth Initiative monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem, answered questions about resources and offering available within the Initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network.  On-demand coming soon 
Friday, October 15 Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem  The October 15 Black Partner Growth Initiative monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem, answered questions about resources and offering available within the Initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network.  On-demand coming soon
October 14-16 Black and Brown Founders CHROMA We’re joining this year’s Black and Brown Founders CHROMA virtual conference to share more about the power of partnership  Learn more
Tuesday, June 17 Partnership Opportunity Panel Microsoft employees share more about the partnership opportunities available within the Microsoft Partner Network. Watch on-demand
Thursday, June 15 Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative Roundtable Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative enrollees engaged in a powerful roundtable discussion to share their wants and needs from the initiative. Watch on-demand
Friday, September 24
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem 
Friday, October 15
Monthly office hours with Daniel Ikem 
October 14-16
Black and Brown Founders CHROMA
Tuesday, June 17
Partnership Opportunity Panel
Thursday, June 15
Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative Roundtable
Friday, September 24
The September 24 Black Partner Growth Initiative monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem, answered questions about resources and offering available within the Initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network. 
Friday, October 15
The October 15 Black Partner Growth Initiative monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem, answered questions about resources and offering available within the Initiative and the Microsoft Partner Network. 
October 14-16
We’re joining this year’s Black and Brown Founders CHROMA virtual conference to share more about the power of partnership 
Tuesday, June 17
Microsoft employees share more about the partnership opportunities available within the Microsoft Partner Network.
Thursday, June 15
Black and African American Partner Growth Initiative enrollees engaged in a powerful roundtable discussion to share their wants and needs from the initiative.
Friday, September 24
On-demand coming soon 
Friday, October 15
On-demand coming soon
October 14-16
Tuesday, June 17
Thursday, June 15

What is the Black and African American Growth Initiative?

Learn about this initiative that was created to help Black and African American businesses bring their solutions to market and connect to a broader global community as partners.