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!
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.
Morgan DeBaun founds Blavity Inc with college friends Jeff Nelson, Jonathan Jackson, and Aaron Samuels
Launches User Generated Content platform
Blavity.com achieves 1 Million unique users
Raises pre-seed funding to invest in growth and continued scaling
Opens 1st office and 1st large scale Women’s Conference in NYC
AfroTech launches and takes over Silicon Valley
Purchase of Shadow and Act
21Ninety launches and tours the country with influencers
Purchase of Travel Noire
AfroTech (2k attendees)
Raised Series A from Google Ventures and Comcast
Blavity Inc. launch
Blavity Politics launch
AfroTech 3rd Annual San Francisco
AfroTech 4th Annual Oakland