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.
- Cyber Security and eSports & Gaming
- eSports & Gaming
- Wealth building and Social Justice
- Diversity, Equity and inclusion in the Tech Industry