Technology is one of the most important things needed to keep a successful business running. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs may have a great business idea, but may not be technology savvy. Thankfully, if you are an HBCU student interested either in technology, business, or both, a new program has emerged to provide a solid foundation of knowledge. 

Black Students Talk Tech (BSTT)  is an immersive opportunity for HBCU students led by Black tech leaders. The program was created by Black Women Talk Tech, an organization that provides a community to Black female owners and leaders  of tech startups. Realizing that it is often information and connections that hinder Black entrepreneurs, they created BSTT to ensure students learned about business early. With the right foundation, these students can become the innovative professionals we need in the next generation. To be able to cover enough concepts, BSTT was created as a 6-week program, which will take place every Saturday from January 8th to February 12th 2022.

If you are interested in BSTT, apply as soon as possible, as only 50 students will be accepted. Interest in technology and entrepreneurship is preferred, but all majors will be accepted. Students will need to enter the program already having a well-formulated plan for a pre-existing or future  business.  They are looking for undergraduate HBCU students in their second or third year with a 2.5 GPA or above. 

Participants will be able to learn how to start a tech startup, apply start-up practices and learn scalable tech. They will also be able  to pitch their business idea directly to tech companies, be matched to corporate mentors, and have access to career talks and office hours. In fact, the pitch competition winner will be offered an all-expense paid trip to New York City! Students will also be offered the opportunity to engage in workshop sessions, which include:Education & Office Hours with the tech industry’s best and brightest

  • How to scale your business
  • How to build an app with no code
  • How to build a product that users love
  • How to Build a Business Plan
  • How to Draft Your Pitch Deck
  • Careers in Tech
  • Leadership Skills in Tech and Business

Luckily, the application deadline has been extended! Now, students have until 11:59pm this Sunday December 12th to submit their applications. Click here to apply now.