WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO RID OUR COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION DESERTS
In order to dramatically shift the way Black communities engage and create value within the innovation sector, we focus on drawing resources, training, networks, funding, and inclusive policies into the Black community to build asset and talent filled spaces where innovation can thrive.
Over the past 4 years we have worked to create a magnetic force of talent and opportunity within the Black community that draws resources and opportunities inward to foster increased entrepreneurialism and to reshape the way Black communities engage, contribute, and are valued in the innovation sector.
Our programs includes
Coding, digital literacy and startup bootcamps
Monthly office hours with industry professionals,
Space Called Tribe Co-Work and Urban Innovation Lab
Blacktech Week-a national annual conference held in Miami and a national 6 City Tour aimed at increasing exposure, workforce opportunities and deal flow by getting black startup founder access to VC's, advanced education and networking opportunities ,
Reports and Content creation-collecting data and telling the stories of innovators of color and increasing the resource magnetism of the black community.
AT THE INTERSECTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INCLUSIVE INNOVATION
Blacktech Week/blacktech weekend
BlackTech Week builds and diversifies startup ecosystems. As a national conference designed to support entrepreneurs of color who are in the startup phase of potential high-growth businesses. BTW provides an inclusive and innovative convening for investment in entrepreneurs of color promoting and supporting sustainable economic development in our communities. Since it’s inception, BlackTech Week has convened over 2700 techies, career professionals and startup founders from diverse backgrounds.
Learn more at BlacktechWeek.com
womens innovation brunch
Black women are now the fastest growing segment of new new entrepreneurs in the US. Our 2nd annual event is one of the largest convening and summits for black female startup founders in the state of Florida. Over 200 Women Joined us for our 2nd Annual Women's Innovation Brunch in 2016.