Plug In South LA Presents

Urban Tech Connect

Conference 2022

Premier Tech Conference for Black & Brown Founders

Founders and entrepreneurs require lot of support and insight, from idea creation to capital raising, and beyond.

The leading tech conference for the Black and Latinx community is back, and more primed than ever to bring valuable advice, new relationships, career support, and access to the best and most diverse talent within the wildly changing tech industry — a vital one-day conference on a virtual stage.

live + digital event
june 8

UTC 2022: Metamorphosis is a conference on the adaptations needed in the tech industry and thereby, the businesses and people within it.

What is your capacity for big, meaningful change? Whether you’re fundraising, looking for a job, hiring, or looking to level up in general, the Black and Latinx community has so much to offer that we must demand change (metamorphosis) from ourselves to help reach success and change the tech industry, through the businesses and people within it.


Intimate masterminds, keynotes, and panels on our virtual stage.

What is your niche? Is it Gaming? Sustainability? Consumer Web? Big Tech? Your next career goals depend on action and community. If you’re raising money and growing a startup, or seeking faster career growth through added skills and strategy, the Plug In community has your back at UTC. Our line up of professionals, VCs, mentors and mentees alike, forms an opportunity to turbo charge your METAMORPHOSIS through this meaningful conference. Sometimes the catalyst to your growth is, drum roll….simply showing up.


Office Hours
and Networking

It’s one thing to listen as part of an audience, but for real connection and serendipitous relationships to form, we created Office Hours and expanded conference networking. This is where we go from learning to collaborating to finding perfect partnerships.

you care about

Curated keynotes, panels, and workshops into specific career tracks for you. Student? Looking for a gig? Have a business? Need funding? Looking for talent? Looking to invest? We have speakers and agenda blocks catered to you.


Click content you want to see on demand if you want to depart from the schedule and dive into what really attracts you. It’s virtual, so roam free like you would at a conference center during a normal year. Soak in the conference again after it’s over to let key moments sink in further and further.


Virtual sessions to learn about various innovative companies and start up founders, technology solutions, and job opportunities. Join over 400+ Founders, Entrepreneurs and Students who all want to be plugged into high quality Founders, Start Ups, Tech Companies, and Resource providers.

previous speakers.

Abbey Wemimo

Co-Founder, Esusu

Arabian Prince

Ayinde Alakoye

Founder, nedl

Charles Hudson

Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures

Cheryl Contee

Chief Innovation Officer, The Impact Seat

Eric Osiakwan

Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

David Hall

Managing Partner, Revolution Ventures

Erika Chestnut

Head of QA, Calendly

Isaac Hayes III

CEO, Fanbase

Jessica Salinas

VP of Investments, New Media Ventures

Kai Bond

Partner, Courtside Ventures

Mamuna Oladipo

Senior VP of Product, Design, & Engineering, Kickstarter

Maria Salamanca

Investor, Unschackled Ventures

Morgan DeBaun

Founder, Blavity

Vaughn Blake

Partner, Blue Bear Capital


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Plug In brings together entrepreneurs, founders, VCs, innovators and emerging talent for conversations and networking focused on creating a community and hub for innovation in South LA and beyond.

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