2021 UNCF Tech Innovation Summit
Presented and Hosted by UNCF
The first 40 participants who register for the conference and complete their Hallo profile will receive a Herschel Supply Bag
Since 2013, UNCF has hosted the UNCF Tech Innovation Summit as a platform of engagement that connects African American students who are passionate about technology, innovation and startup/tech-entrepreneurship to opportunities in places like Silicon Valley and other tech ecosystems. Each year the summit provides a forum where students and faculty can participate in ground-breaking and cutting-edge technologies and innovations and discuss their impacts on the African American community.  
Our work is fueled by our fundamental belief in the talent of next generation of Black innovators and entrepreneurial leaders. Through this initiative, we have introduced hundreds of Black students to the giants of the tech world, created a pipeline of the next generation of young Black innovators, and contributed to a culture that inspires students to disrupt industries and change their communities. The 2021 UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit, hosted virtually, continues the tradition of connecting Black students to leaders in the science and tech industries.

Event Topics

  • Cyber Security and eSports & Gaming
  • eSports & Gaming
  • AI/ML
  • FinTech,
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Wealth building and Social Justice
  • Diversity, Equity and inclusion in the Tech Industry
Day 1 - November 3, 2021
Day 2 - November 4, 2021
2:00 - 2:02PM ET
Welcome Message(s)
Primary Sponsor: EA
Topics: Cyber Security and eSports & Gaming
Session II
Hacking the Game – the Ins
and Outs of the CyberSecurity, eSports & Gaming Industry
3:20 - 4:21PM ET
Primary Sponsor: Intern X
Topics: Cyber Security and eSports & Gaming
Session IV
Secure your dream internship with Intern X
4:06 - 4:50PM ET
1:50 - 2:00PM ET
Site Launch
2:03 - 2:08PM ET
Opening Remarks - Google
Primary Sponsor: Google
Topics: Software Engineering, AI/ML, FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
Session I
Computing-Power for Equity, Justice and Wealth-Building
2:12 - 3:12PM ET
4:31 - 4:36PM ET
Closing Remarks
Primary Sponsor: Salesforce
Topics: Preparing for the technical Interview, How to master HackerRank, Creating Successful Resume, How to build your brand and your network
Session III
Salesforce Live Q&A
5:00 - 6:30PM ET
4:22 - 4:30PM ET
Announcement Slides
4:00 - 4:05PM ET
Opening Remarks - Fund II Foundation
6:26 - 6:36PM ET
Closing Remarks and Announcements
Announce the winner of the coding competition; Companies will announce students who are selected for interviews. (Students selected for interviews will be sent a link to join a Zoom room to learn next steps about the interview process.)
Topics: Panel of HBCU Alumni who now work for various tech companies will share their experiences and career trajectories
Session VI
HBCU Alumni in Tech Round Table
5:26 - 6:25PM ET
3:50 - 4:00PM ET
Site Launch
In partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University, VentureWell, UNCF and the HBCU Founders Initiative
Session V
Verizon Forward for Good Challenge
4:55 - 5:25PM ET
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Contact Us
Want to reach out for any other queries?
Email us at Joakina.Stone@uncf.org