LOCAL SUCCESS LEADS TO NATIONAL IMPACT
The growing national dialogue about the absence of black technology entrepreneurs and innovators, along with poor STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) competency for Black Americans is unmistakable. Before a national agenda can be implemented, there must first be a local analysis as each region faces unique barriers to entry for black technologists, provide a bevy of potential untapped resources, and presents distinct opportunities.
Join DiversiTech for its signature event, the first in a series to take place in various cities, The State of Black Tech, on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The evening will include a high impact moderated panel discussion that will address three key questions from multiple vantage points:
1) What is the state of black technologists in the tech space?
2) Where do they need to be?
3) How do they get there?
The panel, to date, is listed below and consists of notable industry leaders with a vested interest in, and commitment to, the success of black techs. More will be announced!
Co-Founder & CEO, Semantic Labs
Technology Transfer and Commercialization Specialist
Founder, Chair of the Board of Directors and Managing Member of
MJH Group, LLC
Member, Governor Martin O'Malley's Maryland Venture Fund Authority
Award Winning Web Pioneer, Author, Social Entrepreneur, Social Media Strategist
Dr. Chad Womack
Co-Founder, Black Innovation Competitive Initiative (BICI)
During the evening, DiversiTech will shine the spotlight on #DCTech entrepreneur, Randall A. Olade, CEO & Co-Founder, Kojami.
Mr. Olade will share the keys to navigating this "new economy" culture on his path to success, including his experience as a participant of the famed Founder Institute.
The State of Black Tech will also feature annoucements from DiversiTech on its upcoming programming, partnerships and opportunities for black technologists.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Registration, Networking
6:00 pm – 7:20 pm Program
7:20 pm – 7:30 pm Closing Remarks, Announcements
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Networking
8:00 pm Adjourn
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When & Where
DiversiTech was created in response to an outcry for greater depth of inclusion for those of diverse communities within the larger tech community.
DiversiTech aims to provide platforms to bring this unique population to the forefront of the tech BOOM! and dialogue on innovation.
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