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BlackTech Week Returns To Miami Feb. 5

BlackTech Week is back in Miami for their flagship conference, the must-attend conference for Black entrepreneurs and tech professionals. BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami. They partner with founders, corporations and the community to create a valuable five-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs and techies of every kind. Events will be taking place in Overtown, Little Haiti and other Miami neighborhoods throughout the week. See below for the full BlackTech Week 2019 schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Opening Mixer @ TRIBE (937 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136)

Join us for our BlackTech Week kickoff event featuring a panel session featuring Florida’s Tech Leaders. Join us for networking, margaritas, wine, beer and a taco bar.

  • Bob Fitts, Founder, Startup-X
  • Joe Russo, Executive Director, Palm Beach Tech Association
  • Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Executive Director, Venture Cafe

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – #goveducon – Virgin Brightline (161 NW 6th St Suite 900, Miami, FL 33136)

GovEduCon is a day event on smart cities, robust public K-12 STEM education, ecosystem building and competitiveness, and smart cities and open data for Black and Brown municipalities. We’re partnered with various local organizations to host sessions at venues across Miami. Join us to hear from some of the US’s top leaders in Government, Education and Economic Development.

  • Dominick Ard’is, Founder/CEO, ACT House
  • Mayor Karen Weaver of Flint, MI
  • Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina

Thursday, Feb. 7 – Afrofuturism Summit at Venture Cafe Miami (1951 NW 7th Ave #600, Miami, FL 33136)

4pm to 6pm – “Mobilizing the Future: Customer Development in the Digital Age”

Speakers: Jamarlin Martin, CEO at Moguldom (Workshop)

5pm to 6pm – “Creating the Future: Insights on Creating Products and Managing Projects”

Speakers: Laura W Teclemariam, Lead Product Manager at Electronic Arts; Drayton Brown, Project Manager at Magic Leap (panel)

6pm to 7pm – “Building “Wakanda Forever”: How to Architect a Persistent Augmented Cross Reality World”

Speakers: Darryl Lewis, CTO at Stats (Panel Discussion)

7pm to 8pm – “Maximizing ROI in the Future Economy”

Speaker: Melissa Bradley, Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures (keynote)

8pm to 9pm – “Reshaping the Future of Capital: A talk on regulation, marginalization, and breakthrough”

Moderator: Devonta Freeman, Athlete & Investor

Speaker: David Wilson, Managing Member of Equifinancial LLC

Friday, Feb. 8 – Cocktails and Conversations with Jamilah Lemieux and Bari Williams

As part 1 of our two-part programming shift to focus on Black women entrepreneurs in Media, Marketing and Tech starts with Cocktails and Conversations with Jamilah Lemieux and Bari Williams. With moderators Yvette Harris and Jessica Modkins along with host Suzan McDowell.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – Women’s Innovation Brunch

Part two of our focus on Black women is also one of our most popular BlackTech Week events. Join us for a day of sisterhood, celebration and motivation.
  • Felecia Hatcher, Cofounder, BlackTech Week and Code Fever Miami
  • Laura Gonzalez-Estefani, Founder & CEO, The Venture City
  • Laura Maydon, Managing Director, Endeavor Miami
  • Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Executive Director, Venture Cafe
For more details, visit BlackTechWeek.com.
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