Urban Tech Connect has come and gone and will return May 20th, 2020 for its next installment. This once a year conference provides a community forum and meetup for people who need to share trending stories and vent about the disparities in opportunities for people of color in Silicon Beach. BrownbagTV was there to capture two stories, Jay Tucker UCLA MEMES, and Noah Francis, J.P. Morgan Chase’s advancing Black Pathways initiative. Stay tuned for more on these two as they take higher ground for their respective initiatives.
HBCUvc 31 Under 31 list paints a fuller picture of who is coming up the ranks in VC today, and shows just how diverse the class is in terms of race, ethnicity, geography, and role .https://t.co/nUMvD5l8ZD
— UCLA Anderson (@uclaanderson) May 15, 2019
“A bold new initiative from the nation’s largest bank aims to bolster wealth and provide an array of opportunities for Black Americans,” says @Essence of ‘Advancing Black Pathways’ initiative with @JPmorgan @Chase launched on our campus earlier this week. https://t.co/aqEVlqnTS9
— Howard University (@HowardU) February 15, 2019
Amazing LA founders and VC talking about their stories behind their success! #UrbanTechConnect @PISouthLA #longla #southla pic.twitter.com/4YnqQWYRCg
— Todd Terrazas (@ToddTerrazas) May 16, 2019
Love seeing the fam @by_donna and #jaytuckerUCLA discuss marketing for startups. @PISouthLA pic.twitter.com/dyvbBKzvFv
— Sheila Marmon (@lalasheila) May 16, 2019
Huge thank you to @brentbushnell, @KarimWebb and @noah_rubin_ for kicking off our afternoon panels!
Tune in to our IG & FB live to see the speakers in action 📹.
— Plug In South LA—Home of #UrbanTechConnect (@PISouthLA) May 16, 2019
Talking about breaking down the #digitaldivide & technology for the greater good at @PISouthLA @mridleythomas pic.twitter.com/RaEnsj7DLK
— Karen Borchgrevink (@kborchgrevink) May 16, 2019
Anthony Mays @anthonydmusic Google software engineer inspires students at #UrbanTechConnect conference @PISouthLA. He grew up in Compton, taught himself coding, graduated UC Irvine in comp sci
‘There’s an opportunity to bring change to places that have lacked it for decades.’ pic.twitter.com/WMKNvq9FcL
— Digital LA (@DigitalLA) May 16, 2019
And that’s a wrap! Thank you all for joining us at #UrbanTechConnect Conference 🔌. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Huge shoutout to our attendees, sponsors, partners, speakers, panelists, investors, VCs and talent!!! We couldn’t have a successful event without you ✨. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please tag us in all your pics & videos! And mark your calendar for #UTC Conference 2020 on May 20th 🔋. . . #pluginsola #urbantech #urbanbusiness #blackbusiness #latinobusiness #digitalmarketing #latech #socaltech
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