Race in America: Entrepreneurship with Cheetie Kumar & Tristan Walker

December 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Online: ET (USA)



Event Description

The economic pressures during the coronavirus pandemic underlined the systematic barriers minority-owned businesses have long faced in raising capital and scaling up to drive growth. On Thursday, Dec. 2, join Washington Post Live for conversations with Tristan Walker, CEO & founder of Walker & Company Brands, and Cheetie Kumar, a North Carolina restaurant owner and chef, about the impact of the pandemic, new opportunities amidst the continued digital acceleration and their journeys as entrepreneurs.

Cheetie Kumar

Cheetie Kumar (Joe Payne )
Cheetie is a self-taught cook who studied recipes while pursuing a career as a guitarist in The Cherry Valence and more recently Birds of Avalon, alongside her husband and business partner, Paul Siler. Time on tour and as the owner of the music venue Kings and adjoining cocktail bar, Neptunes Parlour, taught her the value of the independent, artistic spirit that is the backbone of the downtown Raleigh community which she considers home.


The Washington Post


About the Organizers

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, DC It is the most widely circulated newspaper within the Washington metropolitan area.

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