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Innovation & Equity 14: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology

National Black Business Month

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EST)

Innovation & Equity 14: 50 Most Important...

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Early Bird Registration Ended $79.95 $2.99
General Registration   more info Ended $99.95 $3.49
Includes 5 x 7 advertisement with company capabilities; seating, lunch and Silicon Ceiling 13: Equal Opportunity and High Technology
Ended $175.00 $5.37
Table of Eight
Preferred seating at front of room with one head-table speaker at each table. Copies of Say Grace: the BlackRestaurant.NET Guide to America's Black Restaurants and Silicon Ceiling 13 for each table guest.
Ended $500.00 $9.95
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Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame members Roy Clay Sr. and the late Dr. Frank Greene

The key figure behind the Department of Defense's research programs, Dr. Reggie Brothers, deputy assistant secretary of defense, joins his fellow 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Wednesday, Jan. 15, to discuss how diverse innovators can help him fulfill his mission to maintain American technological superiority.

During the past three years, we've gathered in the nation's capital on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to focus on the next phase of civil rights -- reindustrialization of African-American communities with category creator products  developed by our greatest minds.

The late Dr. Robert Thornton holds more than 50 patents which make laser printers function and many other industrial devices.



Like the late Dr. Robert Thornton, there are thousands of inventors with intellectual property to bring to market.  Our annual State of Black Business report identifies the capital access gap -- a decline of 75 percent in SBA lending to black companies in the past five years. 

Addressing the unique challenges are procurement experts like Pentagon research chief Dr. Reggie Brothers and 8(a) expert Sheldon Rhodes, author of A Piece of the Pie, to define the pathways towards lucrative contracts and R&D grants.

The Honorable Sharon Barner learns about ChloroFill's proprietary building panels from CEO Michael Hurst

Over the past three years, Catapulting Innovation Showcase companies have raised millions in impact capital, a process we're spreading across the country.   Some of the most promising TechSwag companies will present pitches for their solutions during the afternoon.

Your participation in Innovation & Equity 14: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology is not only good for your bottom line, but an investment in the future.  The program will be taped for broadcast on ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage, the network which takes what we've learned from 15 years of examining success in science and brings it into the classroom.

When students understand the scope of current achievement and the importance of mathematics and science as explained by those standouts which they can personally identify with, we can solve America's math problem -- only 0.6 percent of black students taking calculus.   Your presence helps them understand that 24 percent of federal technology workers are African-American, many in important administrative and military leadership roles.

We get right to the point during a busy day of purposeful activity directed towards creating dozens of multi-billion dollar companies with a transcontinental and global sweep.  To acheive big dreams, join us on the birthday of The Dreamer.


Have questions about Innovation & Equity 14: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology? Contact National Black Business Month

When & Where

Room A-5 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. Northwest
Washington, DC

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EST)

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