Black in Tech Summit

Capital Factory welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Black In Tech Summit! We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the tech community and making our coworking space an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and identities.

We recently published our 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, which reflects on our work the past few years, what we’re doing currently, and how we want to continue improving in the future. If you have any feedback or comments, we’d love to hear from you!

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will be entirely virtual and live-streamed for attendees.


Black leaders, entrepreneurs, and allies in tech who support and invest in diversity and inclusion.


Bring Your Own Lunch + Introduce Yourself Text Chat!

Keynote Fireside Chat + Q&A with David Hall (Revolution LLC), moderated by Joshua Baer (Capital Factory)
David Hall, Partner at Revolution LLC will discuss the importance of investing in geographical diversity and being able to democratize the tech playing field while also sharing tips and tricks for founders seeking to fundraise. Joshua Baer, CEO and Co-Founder of Capital Factory will moderate.

Resource Roll Call: COVID-19 – Facilitated Discussion + Q&A with Gustavo Lasala (People Fund) and more TBA
COVID-19 has affected the global economy in unprecedented ways. What does this mean for our black communities in entrepreneurship? Join us for a facilitated discussion and have your questions answered from professionals in the industry on what type of resources and tools are available to help sustain your startup during this pandemic.

Storytelling & Gaining Access to Connectors Outside of Your Network Chat + Q&A with Joah Spearman (Localeur), moderated by Sian Morson (Magic Leap)
Hear how Joah Spearman, Founder & CEO of Localeur, became one of the only black tech founders in history to raise $5 million for a startup without institutional VC firms. Founder, investor and startup advisor Sian Morson (Magic Leap) moderates.

Hustle & Flow – Tech Burnout Check Panel + Q&A with Alley Lyles (Dell), VRBO, Danielle Locklear (Danielle Locklear Counseling), moderated by Maria-Brown Spence (Entrepreneurs Foundation)
With the ‘Hustle & Grind’ mentality that is common in entrepreneurship and the hustle of climbing corporate ladders, while navigating spaces that are not always built for people of color — the burning question is where are we going? What are we doing for ourselves and when is it important to take a burnout check for ourselves?

Epic Office Hours (By Application Only)
Consider it speed dating with entrepreneurs. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs, top figures and investors will be here for lightning round mentor sessions with YOU! Learn more and apply here.

$100K Investment Challenge in Partnership with DivInc (By Application Only)
Five technology startup finalists will pitch to prestigious judges made up of successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and DivInc leadership. One founder/startup will walk away with a $100,000 investment that day! Learn more here.


Distinguished speakers from previous summits include Gerald Youngblood, Co-Founder and CEO of Tankee, Hector Ruiz, Founder at ANSI Capital LLC, Kelli Newman, previous VP of People at Yonder, Janice Omadeke, CEO of The Mentor Method, and Preston James, Co-Founder and CEO at DivInc.

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Apr 14 2020


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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