Speakers & Panelists
Startup Fundamentals
Emerging Technology
Winston Frazier
Schapiro Kalu
Eric Warner
Sherika Wynter
McKeever Conwell
Kyle O'Connor
Chinedu Enekwe
William Lee Mapp, III
Nicholas Nyemah
Michael T. Contreras, Ph.D.
Preston McGee Jr.
Ellington West
Shallon Thomas
Shervonne Cherry
Karla Hawkings
Dr. Jayfus Doswell
Dr. Aaron Ferguson
Dr. Amelia Estwick
Dr. Sandro Fouche
William Lee Mapp, III
Dr. Danielle Cummings
Wesley Taylor
Dr. Josiah Dykstra
Camille Stewart
Dr. Robert Holder
Dr. Tiffany Gray
Alston Clark
Johan Greene
DeShuna Spencer
Friday, November 30, 2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Monday, December 11, 2017
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Attendee Quotes

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, ~ Imauri Motorin
I have attended a variety of conferences and would definitely say that this one delivered on value. I really enjoyed the information presented. I have been attending various meetings, and it would be nice if you added a pitch contest.~ MIW Attendee
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. ~ Kevin Boone
As the CEO and founder of a new start-up, the conference 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… Overall, 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.” ~Teresa Clower
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. ~ Nuria Diallo

Register for Minority Innovation Weekend 2019!

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