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NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji, Gov. Holcomb and other big names to speak at virtual event

The InnoPower summit starts June 14 with an impressive lineup of speakers including Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Congressman Andre Carson.

INDIANAPOLIS — One of our country's oldest Black-owned newspapers, based in Indianapolis, is giving entrepreneurs a chance to think bigger.

Registration is open for the Indianapolis Recorder's InnoPower Minority Business Week.

The virtual event kicks off Monday, June 14, 2021, with an impressive lineup of speakers. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson are all part of the lineup.

The InnoPower summit is open to small businesses, entrepreneurs and even corporate leaders.

The week-long conference includes high-profile speakers addressing education, competitiveness, and strategy.

NASCAR Truck Series driver Jesse Iwuji will share his success plan and talk about why he had to shake off the haters while pursuing his driving dream. He is currently serving in the reserves for the United States military after his active duty status. Iwuji was recruited to play sports but always had his heart set on racing even though his family moved to the U.S. with little money to support a racing career. 

Iwuji is one of the keynote panelists for InnoPower. He plans to share his success story and how to jump the hurdles put in front of you, especially by people who don't believe in your dream. 

"You have to understand, the reason why there are haters, is because they never received your vision," Iwuji said. "God gives each and every one of us a certain vision in life for us to see who we are supposed to be, what we are supposed to become, and what we are supposed to accomplish."

More than 1,000 people nationwide are already signed up for this year's conference. Registration is free and can be done online