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Call For Speakers – MIW 2022

Call For Speakers – MIW 2022 Startup Fundamentals Calling all tech startup founders, co-founders, and tech startup experts!   Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is coming back for its 6th year! MIW 2022 will occur on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Minority Innovation Weekend is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding innovators of color launch tech-focused startups, explore …

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Call For Volunteers – Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) 2022 Planning Committee

Call For Volunteers – Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) 2022 Planning Committee Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) 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. MIW’s success is built by volunteers! Please consider volunteering for one of …

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Call For Volunteers – Coaches needed for Spring 2022 Pitch Competition

The MIW Planning Team is looking for volunteer coaches to coach 4-6 startups for the upcoming Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) Pitch Competitions. Coaching will be virtual and use PitchCreator.com to help the applicants get ready for the pitch competition. We estimate that coaching will take roughly 4 hours per week for 12 weeks. Minority Innovation …

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The odds may be against you, but how bad do you want it?

New startup companies are created every day, but many don’t last. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) about 90% of startups fail. Unfortunately, 10% of startups fail within the first year. Delali Dzirasa, the CEO and founder of Fearless technology was faced against the odds of failure when he started his business in 2009. …

MIW Disruptive PodcastNewsMIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-008: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-008: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-008: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has served as the president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992. During his presidency more black students have earned bachelor’s degrees in science and technology from UMBC (www.umbc.edu) than from any other …

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MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-007: Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO and Executive Director, TEDCO

MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-007: Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO and Executive Director, TEDCO Troy LeMaile-Stovall has over two decades of experience in higher education, information/communication technology, investment management, and management consulting. Currently LeMaile-Stovall serves as the CEO of TEDCO, one of the largest hubs for technology companies in Maryland. More importantly, LeMaile-Stovall understands the importance of …

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MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-006: Brisa Renteria, Founder and CEO, Improve Growth

MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-006: Brisa Renteria, Founder and CEO, Improve Growth Brisa Renteria is an experienced sales selection strategist, and she previously worked for the largest sales training organization in the world. During her career, Renteria has trained over 5,000 sales leaders at technology companies like Microsoft. While working to find the best sales …