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2018 National Urban League TechConnect Summit

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Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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TECHCONNECT

Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd - Columbus, OH

A TWO-DAY SUMMIT EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES IN TECH, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

Two days of education, networking and panel discussions with top executives in tech, entertainment, sports, beauty and fashion.


HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE...

LUNCH, LISTEN, LEARN - Enjoy a free lunch while you learn from top executives in tech, entertainment and fashion

HOW I DID IT - Hear success stories from entrepreneurs on how they built profitable businesses from the ground up

PODCAST VILLAGE - An interactive space to witness the power of the podcast and learn how to launch your own

GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE POP UP LAB - An immersive experience that brings Black history to life

LIVE, LOVE, LEARN LIFESTYLE LOUNGE - A robust space to engage with fashion, beauty and tech brands


WHY ATTEND...

-Explore new content, ideas, companies and more

-Hear about the latest innovations and emerging opportunities for people of color in technology

-Network with tech professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders


PLUS...

Watch startups making a positive impact in Columbus and around the globe pitch their innovative solutions to socially pressing issues before a panel of judges to win $10,000 in cash and prizes at TechConnect Demo Day!



TECHCONNECT SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thursday, August 2nd

Lunch, Listen & Learn: VC 101—Attracting Venture Capital For Your Startup curated by The Network Journal

Shoot Your Shot: How To Turn Your Passion For Sports Into A Business Opportunity curated by Answer Key

How I Did It—Launched A Million Dollar Online Business

In The Midwest: Meet The Minority Innovators Leading The Region’s Tech Revolution presented by Drive Capital

For The Culture: How Creatives of Color Are Leading the Renaissance Of Black Media

How I Did ItBecame A Music Mogul featuring Michael Bivins


Friday, August 3rd

Lunch, Listen & Learn with the Founders of FUBU

How I Did ItFeaturing Women Bosses Who Built Profitable Brands

How I Did It—Became One of the Most Powerful Women in the Music Business Featuring Juliette Jones

How Digital Media Can Build Your Brand and Grow Your Business

5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Launch An E-Commerce Business

The Takeover: Meet The Innovators Behind The Growth Of Urban Music

Bridging The Digital Divide: Using Tech For Social Good

TechConnect Demo Day & Judging sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal


REGISTRATION IS FREE!

To learn more about the National Urban League Conference visit the conference website.


Sponsors:

-Google

-Comcast NBCUniversal

Partners:

-Yes We Code

-BLK Hack

-MYLE

-Columbus Black

-Rev1 Ventures

-JumpStart, Inc.



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Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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