Minority Innovation Weekend Helped Entrepreneurs Move Toward Launch

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The National Society of Black Engineers’ local chapter provided tech entrepreneurs of color with resources to launch their businesses at its firstMinority Innovation Weekend.

The Nov. 11 conference featured a dozen speakers total, starting with a keynote Fixt CEO Luke Cooper, and ending with a panel discussion between several start-up founders including Sam Henry, McKeever Conwell (now of TEDCO), William Mapp, and Winston Frazier of Danae Prosthetics. The speakers spoke predominantly about how to advance one’s career in tech entrepreneurship, and how people of color may be shorted on resources in a field dominated by white professionals.

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