The groundbreaking, revolutionary experience for Black techies, startups and entrepreneurs returns! Come join 6000+ of your fellow founders, entrepreneurs and engineers for a 360-degree look at how culture, innovation and tech run the world.

The level up continues with an expanded program at various venues in the city by the Bay. Making room for more tech, more talks, more teaching, more learning, more pitching, and more glow ups!

2018 recap

Scaling Our
Collective Power

To commemorate the AfroTech 2019 conference’s move to Oakland, California Blavity is proud to announce the creation of the AfroTech Community Engagement and AfroTech Entertainment Committees! These groups will work to integrate AfroTech and its mission of connecting African Americans in the tech and entrepreneurship space into the greater Oakland community before, during, and after the AfroTech 2019 Conference.

blavity inc

July 2014

Morgan DeBaun founds Blavity Inc with college friends Jeff Nelson, Jonathan Jackson, and Aaron Samuels

January 2015

Launches User Generated Content platform

December 2015

Blavity.com achieves 1 Million unique users

February 2016

Raises pre-seed funding to invest in growth and continued scaling

May 2016

Opens 1st office and 1st large scale Women’s Conference in NYC

November 2016

AfroTech launches and takes over Silicon Valley

January 2017

Purchase of Shadow and Act

March 2017

21Ninety launches and tours the country with influencers

August 2017

Purchase of Travel Noire

November 2017

AfroTech (2k attendees)

May 2018

Raised Series A from Google Ventures and Comcast

June 2018

Blavity Inc. launch

August 2018

Blavity Politics launch

November 2018

AfroTech 3rd Annual San Francisco

November 2019

AfroTech 4th Annual Oakland