About Us

Minority Innovation Weekend is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding innovators of color  launch tech-focused startups, exploring emerging technologies, and showcasing tech startups that have a founder or co-founder of color.


See What People Are Saying About MIW!

~ Nuria Diallo

“The entrepreneurs and panelists shared firsthand experience, lessons learned and nuggets of wisdom not readily found in books and articles written for a general audience. I also took the opportunity to switch tracks and learn about blockchain and how it will impact cybersecurity, healthcare, education, business
and more. Overall, I left equipped with new resources, a deeper network, added insight and a better sense of what I need to do next to move my business
idea forward.”

~ Opeyemi ThomasCo-Founder and CEO of Roadi

“I think (the MIW) is very valuable, because it provides a channel for tech entrepreneurs to build stronger networks within the community. These networks are what help enterprising individuals create more value and opportunities for others. I have participated in several pitch competitions before,” Thomas said. MIW’s was well organized and had a high quality of judges with valuable questions to ask. I participated in the (Innovation Marketplace) as well, which was very valuable for learning how other entrepreneurs are building their businesses and solving the challenges they face in that process.”

~Teresa Clower

“As the CEO and founder of a new start-up, the conference {MIW} generated a lot of ideas about how to continue to expand my market position and my qualifications as a viable partner for more established entities. “It was well-organized, the content was solid, speakers were stellar, and, most importantly, it was affordable… I was able to network with potential business/community partners.”

~ Kevin Boone

“Incredibly informative. All of the speakers were passionate, knowledgeable, and willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly all in hopes of preparing the next entrepreneurs for the adventures ahead.”

~ Anthony Stewart

“MIW was an opportunity to interface with and learn from like-minded individuals...”

~ Tariq Najee-ullah

“Great opportunity to build relationships with innovators and entrepreneurs.”

One Weekend. Endless Opportunities.