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February 2018

Miami,FL 33132

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Blacktech Week

The Must Attend Fam Reunion.

BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami. Blacktech Week partners with founders, corporations, and the community to create a valuable six-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind.

Since Blacktech Week’s inception in 2014 we have convened over 2700 participants, 150+ speakers, and 3 pitch competitions.

Code Fever Miami's

We Fight to End Innovation Deserts And Stay Hungry for Substantive Change and Delicious Food.

Code Fever is an economic development 501c(3) not for profit focused on Inclusive Innovation and Competitiveness for highly motivated members and communities of the emerging majority.

Blacktech Week was created in 2014 to accelerate the building of asset- and talent-filled spaces in Black communities where innovation and economic competitiveness can thrive by focusing on drawing resources, training, networks, funding, and instituting inclusive policies.

Benefits of Blacktech Week

We Party Hard and Tan While Spurring Economic Development, Competitiveness, and Inclusive Innovation.

A six-day festival of conferences and convening that provides a unique national platform for minority entrepreneurship, minority employment, inclusive innovation, and international competitiveness. The annual conference provides national visibility and united national action toward solving the challenge.

Our Hottest Programming Thus Far.

We Meticulously Curate Powerful Talks and Provide Space for Networking and Mingling Without Pretension.

Welcome to Miami! Where the heat is on all day and night. Experience three first-rate day-long events, stunning ocean views, delicious food, heavenly accommodations, and join our Blacktech Fam Reunion.

Our Week includes #GovEduCon, #HustleReunion, and #MaskoffLab.


Ending Innovation Desserts

GovEduCon is a day event on smart cities, robust public K-12 STEM education, ecosystem building and competitiveness, and smart cities and open data for Black and Brown municipalities.


Blacktech Fam Reunion

HustleReunion is a two-day minority centric ecommerce, entrepreneurship, employment, and inclusive innovation and competitiveness event. The BET hip hop awards will take place on Friday.


Empowering Women and Educators

Maskoff Lab is a day-long workshop designed to empower educators to expand steam opportunities for communities around the globe by tackling real-world issues through innovation while unleashing their personal brand. Maskoff includes the WomensInnovationBrunch, and our youth HipHopHackathon in partnership with BET.

Meet Our Speakers

Blacktech speakers are top-tier across public and private sector. They are premier entrepreneurs, CEOs, politicians, artist, and innovators. We continue to hand pick top-tier speakers that ensures the programming at Blacktech Week is first-rate. A preview of Blacktechweek17 speakers that are locked and loaded is below!

Co Founder and CEO of Super Heroic
Founder and CEO of MonifC
Co Founder and CEO of Maker's Row
Founder and CEO of Opa-locka CDC
Councilman of Miami Gardens Fl
Chair of the Division of Health and Natural Sciences at Florida Memorial University
Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the Florida Education Fund
Faith Based Economist and Investment Advisor
Founder and CEO of Lisnr
CEO of Stimulus
Chief Media & eCommerce Officer of Mondelez
CMO of Magic Leap
Founder and CEO of Nubai Ventures
Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Investor and Founder of Foundry Group & Techstars
Day 1 , October 2, 2017

Welcome to Blacktech Week

Welcome to Miami. Relax with your Blacktech Fam as we begin blacktechweek17.


8:00am – 7:00pmRegistration
9:30am – 11:00amBlacktech Fam Breakfast
11:00am – 11:30amChair Yoga and Meditation
11:30am – 5:00pmVIP Shopping Excursion
7:00pm – 11:00pmWelcome to Miami TurnUp
Day 2 , October 3, 2017

Prepare your mind

Prepare your mind for a week of powerful talks, wonderful events, and turnt socials.


8:00am – 7:00amRegistration
9:30am – 11:00amFounder Diaries – Family Talk
11:30am – 2:30pmBlacktech Fishing Excursion
3:00pm – 5:30pmDetox Fish Fry & Boil
7:00pm – 9:00pmBlacktech Fam Dinner
9:30pm – 12:00amDiscussion & Watering Hole
Day 3 , October 4, 2017


Day one of #HustleReunion focuses on monetizing social media influence, media, blogging, content, data analytics, and customer acquisition for eCommerce.


8:00am – 7:00amRegistration
9:00am – 10:30am#HustleReunion Breakfast
12:30pm – 1:00pmSandwich & Chips Speed Networking
1:00pm – 3:00pmCustomer Acquisition Masterclass, Musical Workshops – Rotate to Business Development Experts, to Marketers and Designers, to Data Analytics Experts.
3:00pm – 5:00pmDigital Empire Masterclass
5:00pm – 6:00pmRelax, Refresh, and Reflect
7:30pm – 9:30pmDigital Content Monetization Masterclass
10:00pm – UntilMiami Carnival Opening Party
Day 4 , October 5, 2017


Day two of #HustleReunion focuses on funding, business insights, ecommerce, food, logistics, consumer goods and products, and supply chain.


8:00am – 7:00amRegistration
9:00am – 10:30amBlack Barbers, Beauticians, and Technicians Innovation Breakfast
11:30pm – 1:00pmBlack Food Revolution Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:00pmFounder’s Masterclass – Entrepreneur Insider Talks
2:00pm – 4:00pmFunding Masterclass, Musical Workshops – Rotate to Angels, to Venture Capitalist, to Minority Supplier Experts
4:00pm – 4:30pmMilk and Cookies Speed Networking
4:30pm – 5:30pmDistribution Masterclass – Logistics, Supply Chain, Inventory Procurement
6:30pm – 7:30The Art of Crowdfunding your Business with Bonin Bough
10:30pm – UntilHungry Black Man Presents The Art of the Trap Kitchen: An Experience of Movement, Music, and Cocktails!
Day 5 , October 6, 2017


GovEduCon is a day event on smart cities, robust public K-12 STEM education, ecosystem building for competitiveness, and open data to transform Black and Brown municipalities.


8:00am – 7:00amRegistration
9:00am – 11:00amGovEduCon Breakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmPublic IT Professional Detox
12:30pm – 1:00pmMilk&Cookies Speed Networking
1:00pm – 2:00pmSTEM and The Great Void Symposium
2:00pm – 4:00pmCities Partnering for Regional Competitiveness
4:00pm – 4:30pmMilk and Brownies Speed Networking
4:30pm – 5:30pmDo Public Agencies Have the Worst Customer Experience
6:45pm – 7:30pmA Hungry Black Man Production
7:30pm – UntilBET Hip Hop Awards
10:00pm – 12:00pmHungry Black Man Presents BET Hip Hop Award After Party
Day 6 , October 7, 2017


Maskoff Lab is a day-long workshop designed to empower educators to expand STEAM opportunities for communities around the globe by tackling real-world issues through innovation while unleashing their personal brand. Maskoff includes the WomensInnovationBrunch, the youth HipHopHackathon, and a partnership with Global 100 hiring fair.


9:00am – 10:30amRobotic Fitness with ICAN FITNESS
9:00am – 5:00pm#MaskoffLab for K-12 Educators with Ford
10:00pm – 5:00pmHipHop Hackathon presented by BET
11:00pm – 3:00pmWomen’s Innovation Brunch and Awards
Day 7 , October 8, 2017

Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds
10901 SW 24 St Miami, FL 33165
Doors Open: 11:00 AM Starts: 11:00 AM Ends: 11:00 PM

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  • I haven’t missed a year yet, and each year is life changing for me. After year one I returned to startup life, post year to I founded Playvs and received funding from a relationship I built at Blacktech Week. Most recently I moved to LA to join Science’s incubator.

    Delane Parnell
    Founder and CEO of Playvs

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To receive the special group rate, guests must call directly at 305.531.6100 and specifically ask for INHOUSE Reservations (available during normal business hours) and reference Black Tech Week 2017. A one-night deposit for room and tax will be taken at the time the reservations is made and the remaining balance can be settled once the guests checkin. Guests may also email Betsy’s in-house reservations department at and reference the group name.

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