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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.


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 Grit Grits and Glitter, and our youth HipHopHackathon.

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!

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

Welcome to Blacktech Week

Welcome to Miami. Relax with your Blacktech Fam as we begin blacktechweek18.

Day 1 , February 6, 2018

Prepare your mind

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


12:00pm – 6:00pmVC Office Hours – Book your time to speak with a venture capitalist one on one.
6:00pm – 9:00pmOpening Reception
Day 2 , February 7, 2018


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.


9:30am – 11:00amGovEduCon Breakfast
11:15am – 12:45pmPublic IT Professional Detox
1:00pm – 2:00pmSTEM and The Great Void Symposium
2:15pm – 4:00pmCities Partnering for Regional Competitiveness
4:30pm – 5:30pmWhat Startups Can Teach Government Agencies About Customer Experience & Service
8:00pm – 10:00pmVIP Dinner
Day 3 , February 8, 2018


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


9:00am – 10:00amOpening breakfast & badge pickup – Main Room
10:00am – 11:00amUser Acquisition and Growth – Led by Everette Taylor – Main Room
10:00pm – 11:00pmManaging Remote Teams – Room Two
11:00pm – 12:00pmCustomer Acquisition Masterclass – Led by Spectacular Smith founder of Adwizar – Main Room
11:00pm – 12:00pmDigital Content Creators Roundtable – Room Two
12:00pm – 1:00pmCustomer Acquisition Masterclass – Led by Rodney Williams founder of Lisnr – Main Room
12:00pm – 1:00pmSTEM vs. STEAM: Can tech and art live together in the classroom? – Room Two
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:00amDigital Content Monetization Masterclass – Main Room
2:00pm – 3:00pmWhy Your Startup Needs a Content Strategy – Room Two
3:00pm – 4:00pmDigital Content Monetization Masterclass – Main Room
3:00pm – 4:00pmThe Myth of STEM – Presented by Case Foundation – Room Two
4:00pm – 5:30pmDigital Empire Master Class – Main Room
5:30pm – 6:00pmClosing Remarks – Main Room
6:30pm – 9:00pmAfter Party & Pitch Competition – presented by Case Foundation – Main Room
Day 4 , February 9, 2018


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


9:00am – 10:00amOpening Breakfast & Badge Pickup – Main Room
10:15am – 11:15amFunding Masterclass Workshop: Venture Capital and Private Equity – Main Room
10:15am – 11:15pmDistro 101: Selling Product Online, and Finding your Supplier & Manufacturer – Led by Matthew Burnett Founder of Maker’s Row
11:20am – 12:20pmFounder’s Masterclass – Inside Skinny on Startup Accelerators – Main Room
12:30pm – 1:30pmFunding Masterclass: Angels, and More Funding – Main Stage
1:30pm – 2:30pm Social Media Influencers & Startup Founder Invitation-Only Luncheon – Room Two
1:30pm – 2:30pmLunch Break – Main Room
2:35pm – 3:35pmMoving Beyond Diversity: Black Empowerment in Tech – Main Room
2:35pm – 3:35pmMentorship Meet and Greet Curated in Partnership with Mentor Day – Room Two
3:40pm – 4:40pmSelling Product Online the Right Way: “Plus Size and Sexy” Ecommerce Masterclass – Led by Monif Clarke – Main Room
4:50pm – 5:50The Art of Crowdfunding your Business – Main Room
5:50pm – 7:20pmClosing Remarks – Main Room
7:50pm – 10:00pmAfter Party
Day 5 , February 10, 2018


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. Grit Grits and Glitter workshop and Brunch provides a forum for women to release their creative magic. Code Fever Miami’s Youth and Family Tech Day exposes youth and families to technology in a fun and memorable way while foster innovation in the local community.


9:00am – 5:00pm#MaskoffLab for K-12 Educators with Ford – Teacher stem training and branding workshop
10:00am – 6:00pmCode Fever Youth & Family Tech Day
11:00pm – 3:00pmGrit Grits and Glitter – Women’s Maker Day and Brunch

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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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