Black Enterprise TechConneXt Returns To Silicon Valley Oct. 8-9 With A Powerhouse Lineup Of Speakers – Opportunity to win $10,000, BE SMART Hackaton, One-on-One Keynote talks, Workshops, Innovation Labs, Receptions and more!
Black Enterprise will present its annual TechConneXt on Monday, Oct. 8 through Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront Hotel. TechConneXt is the gathering spot for professionals looking to enter the tech world and companies recruiting some of the brightest minds.
TechConneXt is a hard-hitting, two-day summit that brings together leaders in tech to exchange ideas and provide information to professionals who may be struggling to find their footing in the industry as well as seasoned tech professionals and black entrepreneurs who may be looking for new opportunities in the space.
A major highlight of TCX will be the BE Smart HBCU Hackathon, where 15 schools will be challenged to use their creativity and skills to develop a unique new program. Teams will be judged based on the viability of the program, its utility to individual users, and the efficacy of the technological platform and will be evaluated by an elite group of judges.
TCX will feature nationally recognized tech leaders and will provide attendees with the information, access, and resources needed to achieve real success in their industry.
Confirmed speakers and honorees include:
Akon, Chief Visionary, Akoin; Grammy-nominated artist; Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Terry Oppong, Chief Visionary Officer, BlackBand
Morgan DeBaun, Founder & CEO, Blavity
Abiola Oke, CEO & Publisher, OkayAfrica
Van Lathan, Senior Producer, TMZ
Dajae Williams, Manufacturing Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Abou “Bu” Thiam, Co-CEO, WAW Internet Co.
Angela Yee, Radio Personality, The Breakfast Club
Tavonia Evans, Founder & CEO, $Guap Coin L.L.C.
Nancy Douyon, International Research Lead, Uber
Phillip Agnew, Co-Director, The Dream Defenders
Rashaun Williams, General Partner, Manhattan Venture Partners
Jaylen Bledsoe, CEO, Bledsoe Global Group
Damien Hooper-Campbell, Chief Diversity Officer, eBay
Christopher Gray, Founder & CEO, Scholly Inc.
Lloyd Carney, Founder & CEO, Carney Global Venture LLC
TechConneXt attendees will enjoy:
BE Tech Talks & One-on-Ones: Leaders in tech will share their insights
Networking: A fantastic meeting place to network with tech peers, VCs, and corporations looking to diversify their talent.
BE Smart Hackathon: Competing college teams will develop and present a product to our judges
TCX Pitch Competition: Contestants will have an opportunity to pitch their tech startup to win $10,000!
TCX Black Tech Awards: Recognizing the amazing minds in the black tech space
Every minute and every session will challenge attendees to overturn conventional thinking and revolutionize the way they see the technology industry. Whether you’re looking to launch a career at a top tech company, a mid-career professional looking for fresh opportunities, a growth-minded tech black entrepreneur, or a company seeking to engage more diverse pools of talent, BE’s TechConneXt presents a unique and unparalleled opportunity for attendees.
To register and find out more information, visit www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext. You can also search #TECHCNXT for additional updates and information about TCX on social media.
The 2018 TechConneXt is Presented by American Airlines with Platinum sponsor is Prudential; Gold sponsors AT&T, FedEx, Intel, and Salesforce; Silver sponsor IBM; and Corporate sponsor Dell, Electronic Arts and PepsiCo. and Tech Partner Kapor Center for Social Impact.