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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.


  • Black Tech Week is one of the most enjoyable conferences in the country. I met several of my current investors and now close friends at past events. The experience has definitely been life-changing.

    Delane Parnell
    Founder and CEO of PlayVS

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.

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.


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.

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 Managing Partner of Backstage Capital
American Activist
Entrepreneur / Marketing Professional
Founder and CEO of PlayVS
Founder and CEO of Lisnr
Founder and CEO of Nubai Ventures
Senior VP Strategic of Development, Comcast Cable
Senior Consultant
Comcast Ventures
Managing Director of Techstars
Founder and CEO of MonifC
Co Founder and CEO of Maker's Row
Founder of The BIZZ Plan
Founder of Selfpreneur
Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville
Community Advocate
User Experience Designer
Founder of Friendish
President, Crowned Marketing
Director of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations, UF
2nd Deal Team Coordinator, TEDCO
Principal Attorney
Founder of 5Four Digital
Founder and Host of Black Tech Unplugged
CEO & Founder New Skies Nation
Founder, Digital Sales Geek
Faith Based Economist and Investment Advisor
CEO of Stimulus

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

Celebrating Black Women and Uplifting Youth

Women’s Innovation Brunch and Awards Ceremony -All female and female identifying BlackTech Week pass holders are invited to attend our brunch celebration of the women who are revolutionizing tech with they incredible work and vivacious spirits.
BlackTech Family Day – All families are welcome for an afternoon of fun, learning and exploration. 


11:00am – 1:00p Women’s Innovation Brunch and Awards Ceremony workshop
2:00pm -5:00pmBlackTech Family Day
7:00pm -10:00p Closing Mixer at Wynwood Art Walk
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  • March 8th – 10th, SXSW
  • March 22nd – 24th, LA
  • May 10th – 12th, Philadelphia, PA
  • May 17th – 19th, NYC
  • May 24th – 26th, DC
  • May 31st – June 2nd, Charlotte, NC
  • Sept 6th – Sept 8th, Atlanta, GA
  • Sept 13th – Sept 15th, Detroit, MI
  • Sept 20th – 22nd, Kansas City, MS
  • Sept 27th – 29th, Cincinnati, OH
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Urban Innovation Lab and Cowork
937 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136

Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW Second Ave
Miami,FL 33136

Overtown Performing Arts Center
1074 NW 3rd Ave,
Miami, FL 33136

Hotels Nearby

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

Hilton Miami Downtwon
1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131


Code Fever Miami Inc
429 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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