Tennis star Serena Williams is coming to Cincinnati this month for Black Tech Week

Black Tech Week is taking place this month in Cincinnati, and the keynote speaker will be world-class athlete Serena Williams. The team at Black Tech Week announced Williams as the keynote speaker Friday at the conference’s inaugural event in Cincinnati. Black Tech Week is a week of innovation and ideas that aims to support and encourage black tech workers coming to Cincinnati. Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of the Cincinnati-based Lightship Foundation, announced that the organization has received Black Tech Week, an ecosystem-building minority tech festival formerly based in Miami, Florida. With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will move the event to Cincinnati to leverage local corporate partners and community networks including the Cincinnati Innovation District. their minds, their networks and their access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. “I am excited to bring this conference to Ohio and give thousands of black techies from across the Midwest the opportunity to attend.” Regional leaders fully support moving the festival to Cincinnati and offer continued support to Lightship and their economic development work focused on minority businesses. Ohio “In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative entrepreneurial state in the Midwest, it is critical that we attract the talent needed to support a growing and economically diverse entrepreneurial sector,” said Ohio Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of building the workforce of the future and creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team is a dynamic leader in promoting a technology environment that highlights the great things happening in the region. “Mayor Aftab Pureval also said the festival will be a good way for the region to attract diverse talent from around the country. The city of Cincinnati is committed to being a place where remarkable entrepreneurs of color feel supported and seen,” said Mayor Pureval. . “Partnership The Cincinnati Innovation District with the Lightship Foundation is creating opportunities to develop local tech founders and attracting talent from across the country to leverage their programming alongside the resources of our region.We are excited to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the team at Lightship in Diversifying Cincinnati’s Tech Ecosystem.” The event will take place July 18 through July 22. For tickets or more information about Black Tech Week, click here.

Black Tech Week is taking place this month in Cincinnati, and the keynote speaker will be world-class athlete Serena Williams.

The team at Black Tech Week announced Williams as the keynote speaker for Friday’s first annual conference in Cincinnati.

Black Tech Week is a week of innovation and ideas designed to support and encourage black tech workers coming to Cincinnati.

Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of the Cincinnati-based company Lightship Foundationannounced that the organization has acquired Black Tech Week, an ecosystem-building minority technology festival formerly based in Miami, Florida.

With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will relocate the event to Cincinnati to leverage local corporate partners and community networks including the Cincinnati Innovation District.

“Black Tech Week is a culturally historic event where innovators of color have converged for the past seven years to expand their thinking, networks and access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. “I’m excited to bring this conference to Ohio and give thousands of black techies across the Midwest a chance to attend.”

Regional leaders fully support the relocation of the festival to Cincinnati and offer continued support of Lightship and their economic development work targeting minority businesses in Ohio.

“In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative entrepreneurial state in the Midwest, it is critical that we attract the talent needed to support a growing and economically diverse entrepreneurial sector,” said Ohio Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of building the workforce of the future and creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team is a dynamic leader in promoting a technology environment that highlights the great things happening in the region. “

Mayor Aftab Pureval also said that the festival will be a good way for the region to attract different talents from across the country.

“The City of Cincinnati is committed to being a place where remarkable entrepreneurs of color feel supported and seen,” said Mayor Pureval. “Cincinnati Innovation District’s partnership with the Lightship Foundation creates opportunities for the development of local tech founders and attracts talent from across the country to leverage their programming alongside the resources of our region. We are thrilled to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the Lightship team in diversifying Cincinnati’s tech ecosystem.”

The event is scheduled to take place from July 18 to July 22.

For tickets or more information about Black Tech Week, click here.

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