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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 emerging technologies, and showcasing tech startups that have a founder or co-founder of color.  We are looking for volunteers to speak on the following topics: 

    • Defining Your Idea
    • Validating Your Idea
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Building A Team 
    • The Minimal Viable Product
    • The Pitch
    • Intellectual Property & Patents Considerations For Your Startup
    • Going To Market
    • Marketing Your Startup 
    • Customer Acquisition and Gaining Traction
    • From Spark to Seed and Beyond: Founding a Technology Startup as a Person of Color
    • Best Practices When Creating Your Pitch and Applying to Pitch Competitions
    • Commercializing Your Innovation
    • Positioning Your Tech Startup for Investment
    • Equity Crowdfunding Your Startup
    • Funding Your Innovation: From friends & family to the first seed round
    • What Type of Funding Is Right For Your Startup
    • Know the Value of your company.
    • To CEO or Not To CEO “Know your Role”
    • To Pivot or Not 
    • Strategy and Planning for Exit, Lessons from a Failed Startup
    • Self Care While On Your Tech Startup Journey

If you have expertise in any of these topics, please sign up to speak by completing the Call For Speakers via Google Forms.

Volunteer to Speak