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Spelpreneur Speaker: Jewel Burks

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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  • Spelman College, BDT Suites Private Dining Room

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Tech Entrepreneur • Innovator • Visionary

Spelpreneur Jewel BurkJewel Burks
Partpic Inc.
Co-founder, CEO

Jewel Burks is an advocate for representation and access in the tech industry. As co-founder and CEO of Partpic, an Atlanta-based startup designed to streamline the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision technology, Burks and her team built groundbreaking technology poised to change the way people everywhere locate products. Partpic raised over $2 million in seed funding to integrate its proprietary technology into mobile apps and websites of parts distributors and retailers.

In 2016, Burks’startup company, now operating under A9.com, was acquired by Amazon. She now serves as team lead for VisualSearch at A9.com, an Amazon Co. A9 oversees all search system operations on Amazon sites in North America, Europe, and Asia, including visual search.

In addition to this role, Burks is a board member at Amplify 4 Good, and spends much of her free time working with startups.

Burks has been featured in notable publications such as Forbes, Wired, Essence, and Glamour, and Business Insider and TechCrunch digital magazines. Prior to founding Partpic, Burks served in management, enterprise sales, and strategic diversity roles at McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply and Google Inc. Burks is a native of Nashville,Tennessee, and graduate of Howard University.

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