RIDDING OUR COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION DESERTS
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 is 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.
AT THE INTERSECTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INCLUSIVE INNOVATION
Blacktech Week/blacktech weekend
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 convening 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.
womens innovation brunch
Black women are now the fastest growing segment of new new entrepreneurs in the US. Our 2nd annual event is one of the largest convening and summits for black female startup founders in the state of Florida. Over 200 Women Joined us for our 2nd Annual Women's Innovation Brunch in 2016.