About Us

 Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators in launching tech-focused startups. MIW’s goal is to facilitate minority innovators with learning how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business.

The creation of the Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) arose from observations that there is a need to support minority innovators in launching startups in science and technical areas. The objectives of the MIW is to provide minority innovators with knowledge to launch science and technology startups in Baltimore and to attract capital providers to aid in supporting their success.

The Minority Innovation Weekend is part of the National Society of Black Engineers – Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter’s (NSBE-BMAC’s) Minority Innovation Entrepreneurship Program.

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~ 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.”

~ Imauri Motorin

“The speakers were awesome and extremely relevant, helping guide me to
where I am going next within my entrepreneurial journey. Next year's organizers
will have their hands full trying to equal the quality of this year's event. Looking
forward to next years event”

~ 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.”

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