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.

KEYNOTES

SPEAKERS

VC'S

ATTENDEES

 //Keynotes, Talks, and Panels on Main Stage

Successful Founders from Series A and above bring their diverse perspectives from fundraising and bootstrapping to team building and more. Over 500 Early Stage Founders, Professionals, and Students motivated and excited about the future of Tech.

// Office Hours

These 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. 

// Exhibitions 

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

// Breakouts

Session 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 from this years event.

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The Speakers

A few of the speakers for UTC: Forward 2020

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George Azih
LeaseQuery

Diishan Imira
Mayvenn

Rodney Williams
Lisnr, Co-Founder & CCO

Austin Clements
OPV, Managing Director

Isa Watson
Squad

Melissa Hanna
Mahmee

Stix
Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, & Entrepreneur

Karla Ballard
Ying, Founder & CEO

VC’s, Angel Investors, and More

A few of the rockstars coming to UTC: Forward 2020

Reagan Sirengo

Senior UX Designer, Zillow

Eyana Carballo

BCG Digital Ventures

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Carmen Palafox

Partner, MiLA.vc

Bassanio Peters

MultiPass Ventures

// Plug In Blog @ UTC // Forward 2020

The Plug In South LA Beat: Why the Tech Industry Still Lacks Diversity

The Plug In South LA Beat: Why the Tech Industry Still Lacks Diversity

Many Silicon Valley tech companies released statements recently in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, but their continued lack of Black and Latinx workers tells another story. “The industry, which prides itself on agility, has failed to move the needle...

The Plug In South LA Beat: This Black Female Founder Paves the Way

The Plug In South LA Beat: This Black Female Founder Paves the Way

Crystal Etienne, founder and CEO of Ruby Love, used to dread pitching. But, as she explained in a recent Q&A, she started looking at the process differently. “I think it’s such an awkward moment for any, or most, founders,” Etienne told Crunchbase for their Female...

Greycroft Investor Brentt Baltimore to Speak at UTC 2020

Greycroft Investor Brentt Baltimore to Speak at UTC 2020

Plug In South LA proudly announces that investor Brentt Baltimore will be speaking at Urban Tech Connect // Forward 2020. Based in Los Angeles, he sources, evaluates, and executes venture stage investment opportunities for the leading VC firm Greycroft. Baltimore...

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