SEP 15 – 17, 2020

VIRTUAL | LOS ANGELES, CA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER TECH CONFERENCE

 

Every human being on earth is driven by possibility. Possibility is fueled by ideas. We believe that diverse ideas from all walks of life, can help expand the realm of possibility for the entire world. The UTC: Forward conference is helping by bridging the gap of diverse ideation in technology.

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 //Keynotes, Talks, and Panels on Virtual Main Stage

Successful Founders from Series A and above bring their diverse perspectives from fundraising and bootstrapping to team building and more. Over 600 Early Stage Founders, Professionals, and Students motivated and excited about the future of Tech.

// Virtual Office Hours

These 1:1 virtual meetings give founders, business operators, and tech job & digital media job seekers and opportunity to connect with angel investors, venture capitalists, product designers, creative talent, tech executives, and other subject matter experts to help grow their business or learn more about opportunities in tech. 

// Virtual Exhibitions 

Connect with StartUps,Tech Companies, Resource Providers and Organizations shaping tech in SOCAL & beyond. Showcase your solution and ways you can help through our virtual exhibition hall.
 

// Virtual Workshops

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. 

What’s on the agenda

Explore some of the action for this year’s event.

>>> SEE FULL AGENDA

The Speakers

A few of the speakers for Urban Tech Connect // Forward 2020

George Azih
LeaseQuery

Diishan Imira
Mayvenn

Rodney Williams
Lisnr, Co-Founder & CCO

Austin Clements
OPV, Managing Director

Mark Ridley Thomas
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

Baron Daivs
Slic Sports / Business Inside the Game, Founder

VC’s, Angels, and More

A few of the rockstars coming to UTC: Forward 2020

Reagan Sirengo
Senior UX Designer, Zillow

Carmen Palafox
Partner, MiLA.vc

>>> SEE FULL LIST

Isa Watson
Squad

Melissa Hanna
Mahmee

Stix
Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, & Entrepreneur

Karla Ballard
Ying, Founder & CEO

Julia Collins
Planet FWD, Founder & CEO

>>> SEE FULL LIST

Eyana Carballo
BCG Digital Ventures

Bassanio Peters
MultiPass Ventures

The Speakers

A few of the speakers for Urban Tech Connect // Forward 2020

>>> SEE FULL LIST

George Azih
LeaseQuery

Diishan Imira
Mayvenn

Rodney Williams
Lisnr, Co-Founder & CCO

Austin Clements
OPV, Managing Director

Mark Ridley Thomas
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

Isa Watson
Squad

Melissa Hanna
Mahmee

Stix
Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, & Entrepreneur

Karla Ballard
Ying, Founder & CEO

Julia Collins
Planet FWD, Founder & CEO

VC’s, Angel Investors, and More

A few of the rockstars coming to UTC: Forward 2020

>>> SEE FULL LIST

Reagan Sirengo
Senior UX Designer, Zillow

Carmen Palafox
Partner, MiLA.vc

Eyana Carballo
BCG Digital Ventures

Bassanio Peters
MultiPass Ventures

// Plug In Blog @ UTC // Forward 2020

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The Plug In South LA Beat: First Black-Owned Stock Exchange Launching

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The Plug In South LA Beat: Startup Unites Global Black Talent

The Plug In South LA Beat: Startup Unites Global Black Talent

Meaningful Gigs has a goal of creating 100,000 jobs over the next decade for Black talent. The startup co-founded by Ronnie Kwesi Coleman launched early last year, and is building a network of Africa’s best digital designers for hire. “We started off getting talent...

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