See You At #HBCUSXSW

About #HBCUSXSW

In 2016, The South by Southwest Interactive Festival announced a new partnership with Opportunity Hub, MVMT50 and several Historically Black Colleges and Universities to bring high-potential student technology entrepreneurs to the Interactive Festival in Austin, TX #SXSW. This effort was designed to support President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which was launched to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Their objectives are very simple and clear. Expose hundreds of high potential students to the career opportunities in the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment economies. Educate these students on how to properly engage and navigate the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem.

“SXSW Interactive is excited to be working with Opportunity Hub on helping to bring more HBCU students and young people of color to Austin in March,” said Hugh Forrest, Director, South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

REGISTRATION – ALL DAY
Austin Convention Center

SXSW – ALL DAY
Various venues

STUDENT ONBOARDING BOOTCAMP
Speakers: Steve Case, Founder, AOL & Revolution Fund; Yoli Chisholm, Crushing Corporate; Rodney Sampson, Opportunity Ecosystem, TechSquare Labs, Opportunity Ecosystem; Derrick Morgan, Huddle Ventures, Tennessee Titans; Dr. Collette Pierce-Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University; Jarvis Sam, Snapchat; Keisha Ebbesen, Microsoft; and representatives from Google, Mailchimp, Airbnb and Black Valley

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

TECHNOLOGY MENTORSHIP BREAKFAST [POWERED BY AFFIRM, ATLASSIAN, INTEL, PANDORA & YELP]
Omni Austin Hotel
Lonestar Ballroom
8.00A – 9.30A

OPPORTUNITY TALENT SUITE [JUST ADDED. INVITATION ONLY]
Omni Austin Hotel
Room TBD
9:30A – 9P

PANEL: CODING WHILE BLACK
Panelists: Tess Posner, Opportunity @ Work, Techhire; Dr. John S. Wilson, President, Morehouse College; Janice Bryant Howroyd, Founder & CEO; John Hope Byrant, Founder, Operation Hope & Author, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom A
9.30A – 10.30A

PANEL: BLACK VALLEY – INCREASING TECH INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS
Panelists: Paul Hammond, Cofounder, Black Valley; Cheryl Wade, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Booz Allen Hamilton; Jarvis Sam, Head of Inclusion, Snapchat; Terrance Lockett, Senior Program Manager/Recruiter for College Relations, Cox Communications
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom A
11.00A – 12.00 P

PANEL: LEVERAGING FILM & ENTERTAINMENT TO ADVANCE STEAM
Panelists: Dr. Knatokie Ford, Simons Foundation; Dr. Kamau Bobb, Program Officer, National Science Foundation; Jacob York, Founder, Electric Republic
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom A
12.30P – 1.30P

PANEL: BUILDING INCLUSIVE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS
Panelists: Rodney Sampson, Partner, TechSquare Labs; Chairman, Opportunity Ecosystem; Nicole Jones, Corporate Innovation Manager, Delta Air Lines; John McElligott, Founder, York Exponential; David Rixter, Outreach Manager, State Small Business Credit Initiative, United States Department of Treasury
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom B
12.30P – 1.30P

TECH OPPORTUNITY FUND LUNCHEON (INVITATION ONLY)
Host: Van Jones, Founder & CEO, DreamCorps & #YesWeCode; Tess Posner, Managing Director, Techhire
Omni Austin Hotel
Lonestar Ballroom
2.ooP – 3.30P

HBCU@SXSW STUDENT LUNCHEON: MAJOR KEYS TO GOOGLE & BEYOND
Host: Google
Omni Austin Hotel
Ballroom A
2.ooP – 3.30P

HBCU@SXSW STUDENT SESSION: MAJOR KEYS TO MICROSOFT, ENGINEERING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & BEYOND, FEATURING JASMINE LAWRENCE
Host: Microsoft
Omni Austin Hotel
Ballroom A
2.ooP – 3.30P

PANEL: NFL UNITES – PLAYER PROTEST & BEYOND
Panelists: Amber Payne, Editor, NBCBLACK; Derrick Morgan, Tennessee Titans; Cofounder, Huddle Ventures; David Weild IV, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ; Founder, Weild & Co; Johnetta Elzie (@nettaaaaaaaa), Cofounder, Campaign Zero
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom B
3.30P – 4.30P

PANEL: THE SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE HUSTLE
Panelists: Michael Peterson, Cofounder, Huddle Ventures; Russell Okung, Denver Broncos; Cofounder, Greater Foundation; Marlon Nichols, Cofounder, CrossCulture Ventures; Drayton Florence (Retired NFL Player; Cofounder, Selective Management Group
Omni Austin Hotel
Capital Ballroom B
5.00P – 6.ooP

HUDDLE VENTURES VIP RECEPTION + ANNUAL INCLUSIVE INNOVATORS, INVESTORS & INFLUENCERS DINNER
Hosts: Derrick Morgan, Cofounder, Huddle Ventures; Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Ecosystem; Partner, TechSquare Labs; Cofounder, Huddle Ventures; Rashaun Williams, Founder, MVP AllStar Fund
Omni Austin Hotel
Atrium, Lonestar Ballroom
6.00P – 7.30P; 8.00P – 10.00P

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

MAILCHIMP #DIVERSIFYSXSW RECRUITMENT BREAKFAST
Austin Convention Center
8.00 – 9.30A

HBCU@SXSW STUDENT SESSION: MAJOR KEYS TO TWITTER
Hosts: Twitter
Twitter Mansion
TBD

 

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  • Press Release | HBCU@SXSW Reply

    June 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    […] from 41 colleges and universities attend in 2017. NBC, USAToday, LinkedIn, Black Enterprise, Campus Lately and more provided media coverage. The initiative is held in Austin, Texas at SXSW, the country’s […]

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