Getting our Communities up to Code.
We are on a mission to increase the number of startups founded by people of color by ridding our communities of innovation deserts. Code Fever's initiative to increase the number of students pursuing STEM fields and the number of minority-founded, venture- backed, high-growth businesses in the United States. Our programs include coding and startup bootcamps, monthly office hours, a national conference aimed at increasing deal flow by getting black startup founder access to VC's, advanced education, telling the stories of innovators of color and increasing the resource magnetism of the black community.
BlackTech Week builds and diversifies startup ecosystems. As a national conference designed to support entrepreneurs of color who are in the startup phase of potential high-growth businesses. BTW provides an inclusive and innovative conviening for investment in entrepreneurs of color promoting and supporting sustainable economic development in our communities. Since it’s inception, BlackTech Week has convened over 2700 techies, career professionals and startup founders from diverse backgrounds.
OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING OUR COMMUNITIES UP TO CODE
The mission of Code Fever is to inspire more underserved minority students between the ages of 13 to 21 to code, build and create technology enterprises within their communities, close the gap in technology education, and become leaders in STEM fields by increasing the number of young startup founders.
A technology 101 panel and hands on workshops for parents to get them engaged, introduce them to code, close the generational gap, and equip them with the tools to keep the interest and conversation going at home.
Demo Days / Pitch Competitions
Students will learn through a 2 day boot camp how to create the perfect pitch and product demo. They will then have the opportunity to pitch their concepts to judges for prizes and/or potential investment opportunities.
Launch a Start-Up in a Day/Weekend Trainings
Free breakfast and lunch is provided.
In-School & Summer Bootcamp
Students accepted to participate in a 6-8 week intensive training will learn the advanced programming languages and entrepreneurial training to build a functioning prototype or beta launch their idea by the end of the program.