Breakout Session: Building a Black Tech Ecosystem: How to Further a Tradition of Social Entrepreneurship with Technology
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Khadijah Robinson Renee King Anthony Edwards Jason Coles

There is a long tradition of cooperative economics and conscious support in the Black community. From rent parties to Black Wall Street, the Black community has activated its time and resources to lift as we climb. With the advance of technology, that work can have even deeper impact. This panel discussion and working group brings together Black leaders of tech platforms who are working to build a tech-enabled Black ecosystem for change. Platforms like Nile, which connects online shoppers with Black-owned brands, or fundBlackfounders, which helps Black entrepreneurs raise capital for their businesses, have already changed the way that our community accesses resources and information by deploying technology to streamline age-old traditions of support within our community. Join us as we outline how to leverage these platforms to systematize your support of the Black community, and as we discuss how to further use technology to create a true Black ecosystem.

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