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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…
Thursday, October 11 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Accelerate to Innovate

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To accelerate or not to accelerate, that is the question!  How do you do it?

A tech startup accelerator program is when an organization created by experienced tech entrepreneurs help early-stage tech companies develop their product, hone their business model, and connect with investors.

Joint us with this engaging  panel of directors and successful founders as they discuss the rigorous curriculum and the positive outcomes associated with accelerator programs.

Moderators
avatar for Clarence Bethea

Clarence Bethea

Founder, Upsie
Clarence is a seasoned entrepreneur who has worked with dozens of startups and Fortune 500 companies to drive business momentum and success. He’s been written about in fast company, MPR and the observer. He brings a wealth of business knowledge, networking acumen and passion to... Read More →

Speakers
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James Jones

Co-Founder, Spark DJ
avatar for Songe LaRon

Songe LaRon

CEO, Squire
Songe is the CEO and co-founder of Squire. Prior to starting Squire, he worked at Skadden Arps, advising Fortune 100 companies in Mergers and Acquisition and corporate finance transactions. Songe also worked at Credit Suisse, where he assisted with issues related to executive compensation... Read More →
avatar for Candice Matthews

Candice Matthews

Hillman Accelerator



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Target Plaza Commons - 1st Floor 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Attendees (59)