Black Tech Planet has announced the first ever Atlanta Black Tech Week (ABTW), a week-long celebration where Atlanta’s tech community comes together to discuss the Black tech ecosystem. The conference, held August 29-Sept. 1, will bring together tech leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists to highlight diverse founder-led companies and explore how to redefine more effective funding models for these entrepreneurs.
From an exclusive intimate luncheon with tech leaders to a startup showcase, the experience will serve to educate, promote and celebrate the advances and aspirations of blacks in technology. 3,000 attendees from all over the country are expected for the inaugural event.
Georgia is a logical setting for such a conference, as studies have ranked the state number two in the country for black-owned businesses. ABTW will cover these efforts and more at a ‘State of Black Tech in America’ session.
As minority founders continue to struggle to secure adequate funding, ABTW will also attempt to provide connections to close the gap by inviting venture capitalists and angel investors to join the conversation. Additional keynote speakers will cover the tech, entertainment, investment and food industry, with big names including Barry Givens, founder of Monsieur; Rodney Bullard, Executive Director of the Chick-Fil-A Foundation; Candace Mitchell, co-founder of Myavana; Jeff Nelson, co-founder of Blavity and Cinchapi; and more.
Lastly, ABTW has partnered with the Center for Civil and Human Rights to host a ‘Pitch Competition for startups that are looking to change the world for good.
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