Usher’s New Look Hosts Inaugural Disruptive Innovation Summit

UNL brings together 300 youth Disruptivators to drive change!

June 15, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) — Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV, is hosting the inaugural Disruptive Innovation Summit at the new SunTrust Park on July 20th and 21st.

UNL’s focus is on transforming the lives of underserved youth by developing passion-driven, global leaders. The event is for people ages 17-24 years old who have an interest in changing the world. The 2-day summit, hosted at the new Braves stadium, will feature speakers such as Usher, Jay Versace, Kate Atwood and other global innovators who will share details on their personal and professional journey.

“The Summit is all about growing together – it’s going to be a transformative experience for attendees that will inspire leadership and creativity.” says Usher Raymond IV, Founder of Usher’s New Look. “These future leaders are the ones who are going to change the world for the better and I’m excited that New Look is bringing these change makers together.”

The summit will also include networking, breakout activities, performances and the much-anticipated Spark Tank Competition with a $5,000 prize sponsored by GE. This competition allows those attending to pitch their disruptive innovation business or non-profit idea with a chance of receiving funding to make their ideas come to life. Live from the summit floor will be the Dream Market where entrepreneurial attendees can showcase their small business to others.

The Disruptive Innovation Summit is made possible with the help of generous sponsors including General Electric, Travelers, Southwest, AT&T, Wells Fargo and Genuine Parts.

“We are only as strong as the next generation,” says Russell Stokes, President and CEO of GE Energy Connections. “We are thrilled to partner with New Look on this inaugural event and help fuel the next group of leaders.”

About Usher’s New Look:

Usher’s New Look, founded by Usher Raymond IV in 1999, is on a mission to transform the lives of underserved youth through a 10 year comprehensive program that develops passion-driven, global leaders. UNL’s peer-to-peer program model and curriculum provides Access, Awareness and Empowerment to youth in underserved communities, in order to guide them on a pathway to leadership and help them make educational and career choices that match their passions. Today, UNL has served over 42,000 youth across the U.S and Internationally.

Contacts: Jennifer Babbit Bodner – 404.729.6567