MAY 18 – 20, 2021

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.

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The Speakers

A few of the speakers for Urban Tech Connect // Forward 2021

Beatriz Acevedo
Acevedo Foundation

Morgan DeBaun
Blavity

Ayinde Alakoye
nedl

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Erika Chestnut
Calendly

David Hall
Revolution

Maria Salamanca
Unshackled Ventures

// Plug In Blog @ UTC // Forward 2021

How Fintech Founder Richie Serna Diversified His Cap Table

How Fintech Founder Richie Serna Diversified His Cap Table

Richie Serna, founder and CEO of fintech company Finix, had already raised $30 million in a Series B extension last year, but his cap table was missing something. The first-generation Mexican-American sought a more diverse representation in his investor base. So he...

Goodr Founder and CEO Reveals Her Fundraising Turning Point

Goodr Founder and CEO Reveals Her Fundraising Turning Point

Jasmine Crowe says that raising the first million dollars for her food waste management tech startup Goodr took more than 200 meetings. Crowe founded Goodr, pronounced "good-er," driven by the idea that hunger is a logistics issue. Her company securely tracks an...

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