HBCU Tech Startup Weekend presented by Comcast is Saturday February 26, 2022
Entrepreneurship culture has been blossoming at HBCUs, and our community is flourishing. Rather than be forced to use the same old outdated products and services, HBCU students and alumni have flooded our economy with fresh ideas and new ways to live. To help more entrepreneurs gain their footing, a jam-packed event is coming this Saturday!
If you’re interested in launching a tech startup or learning about tech startups that have been launched by HBCU students and alumni , make room for the HBCU Tech Startup Weekend taking place on Saturday February 26, 2022. Presented by Comcast, the one-day event supports HBCU students and alumni in launching and growing tech startups. Attendees will have opportunities to learn how to pitch their tech startup. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Pitch Competition and Innovation Marketplace, which lends a platform to budding tech startups founded and/or co-founded by HBCU students and alumni.
Ending towards the middle of the day, it’s best to get into this event first thing in the morning! The very first event in this jam-packed day is the Innovation Marketplace, which will highlight tech startups founded by HBCU students and alumni. Participants interested in launching their own tech startups will have a unique opportunity to learn from IPS Legal founder Joycelyn Brown, who will be discussing Startup Launch and Structure– a conversation many entrepreneurs can benefit from by focusing on foundation rather than finished product. Follow-up events will address How to Build and Protect Your Intellectual Property Assets, Founding a Technology Startup as a Person of Color, and more! There is even an event addressing Scaling and Exit Strategy (How To Grow and Make Money), for those entrepreneurs that have gained their footing, and are looking to strategize their next steps!
Throughout the day, tech founders from HBCUs will pitch for an opportunity to win over $30,000 in prizes.
With partnering booths featuring Comcast, Fearless, Coppin State University’s Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship, Prothymos Technologies, Femigist and more, there are endless reasons to attend. Even if you’re feeling unsure about your entrepreneurial journey, you are welcomed to attend and learn as much as you can!
To register, click the link here today. We’ll see you there!