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About the Conference
Collaborate. Create. Empower.
Calling all business minded professionals, founders, students and stakeholders in South Los Angeles. UrbanTech Connect is the premier conference for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and receive counsel. It’s a day of empowerment. It’s a way to get plugged in. And it’s an opportunity to show the world that it’s all right here.
Our mission is simple: We have the best entrepreneurs and VCs in the industry, who will share their unique insights to help African American, LatinX and Women Founders leave with a smart plan to get on track to raise funds, grow a business and develop traction.
Meet The Speakers from UTC 2018
Meet VCs, Angels, Engineers, and Bankers during our office hours from 10 AM-12 PM
Conference Day & Agenda
VCs & Product Managers
Here’s The Agenda
LocationNate Holden Performing Arts Center
Rhett Lindsey saw racial bias and discrimination in Silicon Valley firsthand as an engineer recruiter for Facebook, where "culture fit" hangs over candidates of color like an invisible cloud, he told the Washington Post. Lindsey left the company in November after only...
A new LA-based incubator co-founded by songwriter, rapper, producer, DJ, and technologist Arabian Prince just launched to support tech entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. Incub8next aims to take startups from concept to seed funding. "There are people who...
Greenwood, the digital banking startup co-founded by rapper Killer Mike, Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover, and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young is getting ready to start serving underrepresented customers. Named after the Black business district in Tulsa that was...
Join us for this one-day event that will feature world-renowned VCs, start-up superstars and best in class business owners all brought together to inspire and advise.
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About Plug IN South LA
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. Come join our kick off Tech Summit & Digital Media program in our movement to identify and accelerate the beautiful in tech and digital media.
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