Speaker Brandon Moorer

About Brandon Moorer


Biography

Brandon Moorer is a senior student-athlete at Northeastern University and was recently selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar. At the age of 17, a senior in high school, he was accepted into the prestigious Emma Bowen Foundation, which provides internship opportunities at some of the top companies in the world for students interested in business and/or media.
Brandon also accepted a summer internship with ABC Television in New York City in their Marketing department. During his two-year span there, Brandon became a pivotal part of the company, most remembered for being a part of an all-minority intern group that designed a campaign between ABC Television and New York Fashion Week.
Shortly after Brandon launched his first company during his sophomore year of college, Moorer founded a digital marketing agency called Moorer Media Group. He dealt with 5-10 clients within the year-long timespan of the company, managing their websites, social media, and coming up with growth strategies.
When he soon realized there weren’t any programs for young minority students interested in entrepreneurship, Brandon launched his non-profit organization, Youth Entrepreneurs Diversity Corporation (YED). Through their national summit and campus mixer tour, the YED Team worked to help minority students network, collaborate and be inspired by one-another. Just recently, Brandon took on the role of "Head of Growth" at BetterThanHalf, an incentive platform to help people reach their goals and be, “better than half”. Among other shocking statistics, more than half of Americans read less than 5 books a year and have less than $1,000 dollars in savings. At BetterThanHalf, Brandon works to create new challenges and create relationships within the community and corporations.

General Rundown of Biggest/Most Recent Projects

Brandon's biggest and most recent project is with his non-profit organization, Youth Entrepreneurs Diversity Corporation. They launched in the summer of 2017 and have grown tremendously since then. Their first initiative was their 2018 national YED Summit with the goal of bringing a hundred young entrepreneurs, leaders and creators together to network and learn from each other. They held their first national summit at the venue of the first initial sponsor, Squarespace. Over 150 people from across the country attended the conference in NYC. There were engaging panels, interactive bootcamp learning sessions, keynote speakers and even a rooftop networking party to top it all off.

Coming off of their first national summit, they partnered with WeWork to launch their national YED Campus Mixer Tour across the east coast. They visited cities such as Boston and Philadelphia bringing between 50-70 college students together along with some electrifying speakers for an intimate environment of learning and growing. This past July, they held their second national summit in New York City at New York University. In 2019, they brought together over 200+ young game-changers from across the country along with a few celebrity speakers and successful entrepreneurs.

General Rundown/History of his Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Brandon's biggest and most recent project is with his non-profit organization, Youth Entrepreneurs Diversity Corporation. They launched in the summer of 2017 and have grown tremendously since then. Their first initiative was their 2018 national YED Summit with the goal of bringing a hundred young entrepreneurs, leaders and creators together to network and learn from each other. They held their first national summit at the venue of the first initial sponsor, Squarespace. Over 150 people from across the country attended the conference in NYC. There were engaging panels, interactive bootcamp learning sessions, keynote speakers and even a rooftop networking party to top it all off.

Coming off of their first national summit, they partnered with WeWork to launch their national YED Campus Mixer Tour across the east coast. They visited cities such as Boston and Philadelphia bringing between 50-70 college students together along with some electrifying speakers for an intimate environment of learning and growing. This past July, they held their second national summit in New York City at New York University. In 2019, they brought together over 200+ young game-changers from across the country along with a few celebrity speakers and successful entrepreneurs.

My “why” factor comes from simple experiences in my day to day life. The reason I got into entrepreneurship was because I noticed problems in my daily life that no one had fixed yet. I knew that if I wanted life to be better for me and for others like me then someone had to address these issues, and I wanted that person to be me. I launched YED Corp because there weren’t any spaces that brought minority students together and provided them with the tools to skyrocket their entrepreneurial endeavors. I wanted a space like this and I knew other young minority entrepreneurs wanted it as well. When I joined BetterThanHalf, I had the same goal in mind of helping to improve the lives of others because I love getting behind a project with a mission and a meaning.

I am motivated in many ways for many different reasons. My biggest motivation to drive the businesses that I am apart of to be successful is because of the huge social impacts that they have on others. Through YED Corp and national summits, I have come in contact with so many great students who have gained the courage to start their businesses and chase their dreams because of our initiatives. When people my age see me striving to grow my business and be successful it lets them know that they can do it too and that is a great and humbling feeling.

When I was just starting to get into entrepreneurship at the age of 18, I would message so many affluent and successful entrepreneurs and activists trying to learn from them. I had sent out over 100 messages but had never gotten a reply. I doubt they have even seen it. Eventually, months later, one of them finally did reply to me and gave me the advice I was searching for and I dove into entrepreneurship head on. I promised myself that if I were to be in a position where I was seen as a knowledgeable entrepreneur and people came to me that I wouldn’t ignore them. Instead, I would motivate them, teach them, and help them grow. This is my “why” factor; this is what motivates me each and everyday to keep going.