The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Y. Elaine Rasmussen

Social Impact Strategies Group
St. Paul, Minnesota
Elaine Rasmussen is Founder and CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG) a Black/Native-led certified B-corp social enterprise. SISG provides futurism, social impact and economic development consulting, education workshops for investors and womxn entrepreneurs, and produces the annual ConnectUP! MN Summit that promotes and grows inclusive and equitable entrepreneur ecosystems that drive positive, sustainable social impact grounded in economic justice. She currently serves on the boards of MNVest, MDI, Nexus Community Partners, Swift Foundation and the Executive Committee for the Village Financial Cooperative, the first Black-led credit union in north Minneapolis. Rasmussen is a Cordes Fellow and RSF Social Finance Integrated Capital Fellow. Learn more at www.connectupmn.com and www.socialimpactnow.com.