October 4, 2022

Black Tech Week takes place this month in Cincinnati and world-class athlete Serena Williams will be the keynote speaker. The Black Tech Week team announced Friday that Williams will be the keynote speaker for the conference’s inaugural year in Cincinnati. Black Tech Week, a week of innovation and ideas that aims to support and encourage black people working in the tech industry, is coming to Cincinnati. Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of the Cincinnati-based Lightship Foundation, said announced that the organization had acquired Black Tech Week, a minority tech ecosystem-building festival formerly based in Miami, Florida. With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will move the event to Cincinnati to leverage local business partners and community networks, including the Cincinnati Innovation District. “Black Tech Week is a culturally historic event where innovators of color have converged over the past seven years to expand their minds, their networks and their access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. this conference in Ohio and to provide the opportunity for thousands of Black technicians in the Midwest to attend.” Ohio. “In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative and entrepreneurial state in the Midwest, it is important to attracting the talent needed to support a growing and economically diverse business sector,” said Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of creating the workforce of the future, creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team has been a dynamic leader in fostering a technology landscape that highlights idence the great things happening in this region. “Mayor Aftab Pureval also said the festival would be a good way for the region to attract diverse talent from across the country.” The City of Cincinnati is committed to becoming a place where notable entrepreneurs of color feel supported. and seen,” Mayor Pureval said. “Cincinnati Innovation District’s partnership with the Lightship Foundation creates opportunities for local tech founders of color to thrive and attracts talent from across the country to leverage their programming with the resources in our region. We are excited to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the Lightship team to diversify the City of Cincinnati’s tech ecosystem. About Black Tech Week, click here.

Black Tech Week takes place this month in Cincinnati and world-class athlete Serena Williams will be the keynote speaker.

The Black Tech Week team announced Friday that Williams will be the keynote speaker for the conference’s inaugural year in Cincinnati.

Black Tech Week is a week of innovation and ideas that aims to support and encourage black people working in the tech industry comes to Cincinnati.

Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of Cincinnati-based Lightship Foundation, announced that the organization has acquired Black Tech Week, a minority tech ecosystem-building festival formerly based in Miami, Florida.

With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will move the event to Cincinnati to leverage local corporate partners and community networks, including the Cincinnati Innovation District.

“Black Tech Week is a culturally historic event where innovators of color have converged over the past seven years to expand their minds, their networks and their access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. “I am thrilled to bring this conference to Ohio and to offer thousands of black technicians across the Midwest the chance to attend.”

Area leaders fully support the relocation of the festival to Cincinnati and offer continued support to Lightship and their economic development work focused on minority entrepreneurship in Ohio.

“In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative and entrepreneurial state in the Midwest, it is important to attract the talent needed to support a growing and economically diverse business sector,” said Lt. Ohio Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of creating the workforce of the future, creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team has been a dynamic leader in promoting a technology landscape that highlights the great things happening in this region. ”

Mayor Aftab Pureval also said that the festival will be a good way for the region to attract diverse talent from across the country.

“The City of Cincinnati is committed to becoming a place where outstanding entrepreneurs of color feel supported and seen,” Mayor Pureval said. “The Cincinnati Innovation District’s partnership with the Lightship Foundation creates opportunities for local tech founders of color to thrive and attracts talent from across the country to leverage their programming with our region’s resources. We are excited to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the Lightship team to diversify the City of Cincinnati’s tech ecosystem.

The event is scheduled for July 18 to July 22.

For tickets or more information on Black Tech Week, click here.