Keynote Presentations

Looking for a keynote speaker for your next event, conference, or lecture series? For over thirty years, Dr. Grenell has delivered keynotes across the United States.  Dr. Keenan Grenell is an influential voice at the intersection of entrepreneurship, economic development, politics, diversity, and wealth creation ecosystems.

A few sample topics include:

  • Community Partnerships Making a Difference

  • Building An Entrepreneurial Foundation

  • The Importance of Celebrating Diversity

  • How Minority Entrepreneurs Achieve Millionaire Status

  • Commitment to Excellence

  • How To Succeed in Business in the 21st Century Knowledge Economy

  • Empowering Today’s Youth in a Global Business Market

Dr. Grenell will work with you to craft a keynote presentation that sets the tone for the event, gets your attendees motivated and energized, and provide attendees with actionable takeaways.

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Featured Keynote

African American Entrepreneurship

Explore African American Entrepreneurship then, now, and in the future. Take a walk through history to learn from visionary African American entrepreneurs, reflect on the state of African American Entrepreneurship today, and explore if entrepreneurship is right for you in the future.

Keynote, Presentation, & Interview Examples

“The Middle Class,” Interview with Antony Okonji, Communications & Media Specialist, Social Development Organization, February 2023.

“State of Black Business in Milwaukee,” keynote delivered at the Milwaukee Public Library – Central Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2022.

“Unleashing the Wealth Creation Ecosystem Model to Ignite Community Entrepreneurship,” keynote delivered as part of the Awards Ceremony of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators 2022 Virtual Annual Conference, March 4, 2022. Learn More

“Black Entrepreneurship Then and Now: Wealth Building Lessons of Booker T. Washington,” presentation delivered at the Milwaukee Area Technical Collage, February 9, 2022. Learn More

Entrepreneurship Imperative for Black America: A Response to Black America’s Hidden Entrepreneurship Think Tank,lecture delivered at the first Celebrate National Small Business Month event sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library – Central Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 21, 2019.  Learn More

“State of Black Business: Black To The Future – Part II,keynote delivered as part of the 30th Street Corridors Lecture Series, African-American Womens Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 23, 2019.

“State Of Black Business: Black To The Future – Part I,keynote delivered at the first State of Black Business Breakfast Symposium hosted by the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin in partnership with the Milwaukee Urban League and LISC Milwaukee, sponsored by U.S. Bank at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 23, 2018.

“State of Affairs/MDI Perspective,keynote delivered at the 2016 MDI Innovation Cafe on National Manufacturing Day at the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), UI Labs, Chicago, Illinois, October 7, 2016.

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