Black Tech Week Proclaimed In Miami-Dade County

Miami Poised As The Entrepreneur Hub As Black Tech Week Spotlights Cutting Edge Technologies and Entrepreneurial Innovation

MIAMI – Black Tech Week, armed with a mission to increase the number of startup founders, technology executives and engineers of color, hosted a  a joint opening night reception with Power Moves Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

The power couple behind Black Tech Week, Felecia Hatcher and Derek Pearson, is committed to getting Miami more engaged in technology and startups and was presented with proclamations from Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Miami -Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, City of North Miami, Broward County Vice Mayor, District 8 -Barbara Sharief and Commissioner Brian C. Johnson-City of West Park. Miami-Dade County and the City of North Miami declared the week, Black Tech Week in Miami. Also in attendance was Commission Chair, City of Miami- Keon Hardemon and City of Miami Gardens- Mayor Oliver Gilbert.

Black Tech Week is possible with support from the Knight Foundation, Baptist Health South Florida, Simkins Foundation, Florida International University, Greenberg Taurig, Power Moves Miami, Career Source South Florida and Kairos.

Creative and insightful dialogue created at Twitter Chat With White House Inactive African American Education and Black Tech Week 

imageBlack Tech Week 2016 touts an impressive list of global influencers in tech, startup and business who include,’s co-founder Jeff Hoffman, Snapchat engineer Justin Washington, Former Twitter engineering manager Leslie Miley, CEO of Slip N Slide Records -Ted Lucas, George E. Curry, founder of Emerge magazine, Kathryn Finney- founder of Digital Undivided, Chris Powell-CEO of Blackbook HR and Eunice Cofie-Founder, CEO, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie.

From discussions of branding, tech, and innovation, Black Tech Week compels creators of color to step outside their comfort zone and step into the world of entrepreneurship.

Black Tech Week attendees also participated in the African American Education Chat with the team from the  White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Panelists included the Head of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, David Johns and Brian Brackeen, Founder of Kairos. The dialogue was in-depth and insightful, calling for the increase of STEM education in communities of color.

Black Tech Week ProclamationBlack Tech Week will continue until Saturday, February 20 with power sessions, innovative idea exchange, and the Women’s Innovation Brunch. Attendees can register at

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